Owner may build office space, retail on El Camino Real site
by Sandy Brundage
The peeling façade of the long-vacant Park Theatre may give way to a mix of office space and retail, according to owner Howard Crittenden.
“I am working with my architect reviewing options on developing the site,” he told the Almanac on Dec. 20. “I have met with the city and find our big hurdle will be the historic nature of the building. The city (has) been most helpful, offering directions that will hopefully result in a successful application.”
Plans for renovating the property at 1275 El Camino Real gathered steam after the Menlo Park City Council approved the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan earlier this year.