Stanford's expansion plans: Menlo Park meeting tonight


Stanford University's growth plans over the next 17 years is the subject of a community meeting to be held in Menlo Park on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The purpose is to get public comment on the draft of an environmental impact report about Stanford's plans.

The meeting, hosted by the Santa Clara County Planning Department, starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Menlo Park council chambers at 701 Laurel St. in the Civic Center.

The university proposes to add, between the years 2018 and 2035:

• 2.275 million net new square feet of academic and academic-support space.

• 3,150 housing units or dorm rooms (estimated to be 1.225 million additional square feet).

• 40,000 net new square feet of childcare space.

The growth would add 3,480 parking spaces plus "associated infrastructure," and is expected to result in about 7,500 new students, postdoctoral students, faculty and staff, and about 1,074 new, temporary and contract workers, according to the draft environmental impact report.

The deadline to submit comments is Dec. 4.

Comments may be submitted to David Rader by email at or by mail to: County of Santa Clara, Department of Planning and Development, Attention: David Rader, County Government Center, 70 West Hedding St., San Jose, CA 95110.

Access the draft environmental impact report here.


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