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Viewpoint - January 23, 2013

Guest opinion: Stanford sticks with its plan for El Camino sites

by Steve Elliott

Last July, the city of Menlo Park approved a comprehensive Downtown/El Camino Real Specific Plan after five years of extensive planning and community outreach. Stanford University participated in and supported this process, in order to get clear direction on what the city was interested in seeing on our El Camino parcels. As noted in a June 24, 2009, Almanac article, Stanford has consistently stated that mixed-use development was appropriate for its properties, including retail, housing, general and medical offices.

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Steve Elliott is managing director for development, land, buildings and real estate at Stanford University.


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