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Menlo Park City


Menlo Park City Hall is located at 701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025; phone: 650-330-6600.

The city of Menlo Park [1] lies in the Mid-Peninsula region between San Francisco and . Located in the southern part of San Mateo County, it is bounded on the south by Palo Alto, Stanford University, and East Palo Alto, on the east by San Francisco Bay, on the north by Atherton and Redwood City, and on the west by Ladera, Portola Valley, and Woodside. Figure 1 shows Menlo Park's location in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Together with Palo Alto and Stanford, Menlo Park forms a subregional center for commerce, employment, education, and cultural activities. Many of the business operations in this subregion are regional, national, or international centers for a company. Research and development and specialized technical manufacturing processes are the focus at these centers.

The city of Menlo Park encompasses approximately 18 square miles, including nearly 12 square miles of the San Francisco Bay and wetlands. Because of the interrelationship of Menlo Park and surrounding communities (in terms of traffic, housing, water supply, wastewater treatment, and natural resources), the City of Menlo Park has defined a Planning Area that extends beyond its current sphere of influence and includes the San Francisco Bay on the east to the ridge between Ladera and Portola Valley on the west, Palo Alto, Stanford University, and East Palo Alto on the south, and Redwood City and Atherton on the north.

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  1. City of Menlo Park, General Plan, 1994, www.melopark.org, accessed October, 2014.
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