Stanford 2018 GUP - Development Agreement Meeting for Community Feedback November 29

November 19, 2018

For More Information, Contact:
Gabe Carhart
(408) 299-5050 office
(650) 740-9399 cell
[email protected] 


Who: Board President Joe Simitian
Board Vice President Cindy Chavez
County Planning Staff

What: A community meeting to discuss a potential Stanford University and Santa Clara County Development Agreement. The public will have an opportunity to suggest community benefits that could be considered in a Development Agreement, including transportation, housing, schools, health services, economic development, community services, sustainability, and open space.

Where: Palo Alto City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018
6:30 pm

In 2000, Stanford University was granted a General Use Permit by the County of Santa Clara to provide a framework for how the University would grow its academic and housing facilities over the long term. Stanford is nearing completion of the more than two million square feet of academic facilities and more than 4,000 housing units/beds authorized by the 2000 General Use Permit and seeks to address future development through the year 2035. Approved development could be granted with a new 2018 General Use Permit.

At the University’s request, Stanford and the County of Santa Clara are entering into Development Agreement discussions. The potential amenities and improvements that Stanford may be able to provide to the surrounding communities and neighborhoods will be a key subject of discussion.

Development Agreements are voluntary contracts that can result in the applicant providing community benefits outside of the regulatory process in exchange for the public agency agreeing to “freeze” the development standards applicable to the project for the term of the agreement.  It is important that County staff and the Supervisors hear your ideas and suggestions on the range and type of issues that could be considered for inclusion in the Development Agreement, prior to entering discussions with Stanford University.



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