Menlo Park's transportation commission will discuss tonight (March 9) the planned Stanford hospital expansion in Palo Alto that is expected to add thousands of vehicle trips per day to Menlo Park roads.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in the council chambers at the Civic Center, 701 Laurel St.
The commissioners will review the final environmental impact report and make recommendations to the City Council.
The $3.5 billion project, described by Palo Alto city officials as the city's largest project ever, would bring about 1.3 million square feet of new development and more than 2,200 new employees to Palo Alto by 2025.
It includes reconstructing Stanford Hospital and Clinics, expanding Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, renovating the Hoover Pavilion, and replacing School of Medicine facilities.
Perhaps of most interest to local residents, the report details how the project would affect local roadways and intersections, bringing 10,000 new vehicle trips to the area per day.