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Environmental Review of the Stanford 2018 General Use Permit Application

Published on: 6/12/2018 12:08 PM

The County has released Recirculated Portions of the Draft EIR on the Stanford University 2018 General Use Permit Application.

The 45-day public comment period ends on July 26, 2018. Pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15088.5(f)(2), comments that were previously submitted on the Draft EIR during the previous public comment period of October 6, 2017 through February 2, 2018 will be responded to by the County and should not be resubmitted. Your additional comments regarding the adequacy of the recirculated portions of Draft EIR are welcome. Written comments on the recirculated portions of the Draft EIR should be addressed to:

David Rader. Santa Clara County Planning Office, County Government Center, 70 W. Hedding Street, 7th Floor, East Wing San Jose, CA 95110. E-mail: David Rader

Two public meetings will be held to receive comments on the recirculated portions of the Draft EIR:

  • June 27 (Wednesday), 6-8 p.m. at City of Menlo Park Council Chambers 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park
  • July 10 (Tuesday), 6-8 p.m. at Palo Alto Arts Center Auditorium, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto
Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR).
Your comments regarding the significant environmental effects of this project and the adequacy of the Draft EIR were received during the comment period from October 6, 2017 - February 2, 2018.



2018 General Use Permit Application

On November 21, 2016, Stanford submitted an application to the County to update its General Use Permit (hereafter referred to as the 2018 General Use Permit). Under the 2018 General Use Permit, Stanford proposes up to 2,275,000 square feet of new academic and academic support space and up to 3,150 net new housing units/beds, of which up to 550 units would be available for faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and medical residents. The proposed academic and academic support space and housing units would be constructed on vacant land, infill sites and redevelopment sites within the Academic Growth Boundary. No site-specific projects and locations have been identified for development under the 2018 General Use Permit. Each individual building or project that would be developed under the 2018 General Use Permit would require submittal of an application to the County at the time proposed, and may be subject to additional review prior to consideration of approval by the County.


A Public Scoping/Community Meeting was held at Palo Alto Arts Center auditorium on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.


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