June 28, 2019
Silicon Valley Business Journal 

Stanford's development agreement has been denied, but that doesn't mean it won't happen

The Santa Clara County Planning Commission denied Stanford’s application to negotiate a development agreement as a prelude to being granted a general use permit allowing a huge on-campus expansion of academic and housing infrastructure.

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June 24, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle

Stanford commits to $4.7 billion for housing, transit, public education

Stanford University is offering $3.4 billion in housing and $1.3 billion for transit and public education benefits as it faces pushback over a proposed 2.3 million-square-foot academic expansion over the next two decades.

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June 21, 2019
Palo Alto Online

Editorial: As county review proceeds, Stanford should focus on public's desire to see future development impacts contained on the campus

The first test of whether Santa Clara County policymakers are willing to back up the recommendations of its planning staff on strong mitigation measures for Stanford's future development plans will come next Thursday, when the county Planning Commission is expected to vote on Stanford's application and proposed conditions of approval.

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June 1, 2019
Daily Post

Stanford Pushes Back Against Proposal to House 70% of Its New Employees on Campus

A Stanford official Thursday (May 30) objected to Santa Clara County’s proposal to require 70% of the university’s new housing to be built on campus, claiming that most of the university’s workers don’t want to live at the school.

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May 31, 2019
Palo Alto Online

Growing concerns over Stanford's expansion

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian joins Weekly staff to highlight the key areas of contention around Stanford University's ambitious expansion plan, which is facing increasing scrutiny from local officials and Stanford students.

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May 30, 2019
County of Santa Clara: Planning Commission

Video: Planning Commission Special Meeting

Public Hearing to consider the following: Stanford University General Use Permit (GUP) Application (Application), Stanford GUP Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Stanford University Community Plan amendments, and Zoning Ordinance amendments.

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May 29, 2019
The Mercury News

Santa Clara County to Stanford University: Build more housing or no campus expansion deal

After reviewing the largest development application it’s ever received, Santa Clara County is upping the ante by telling Stanford University to build nearly four times the number of housing units for staff and faculty than it originally proposed as part of its massive campus expansion.

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May 28, 2019
Palo Alto Online

County looks to shield foothills from Stanford's growth for the next century

With Santa Clara County preparing to demand that Stanford University nearly quadruple its housing production as part of the university's ambitious expansion plan, county planners are also proposing new measures that would curtail Stanford's ability to build anything in the foothills that surround the campus.

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May 15, 2019
Daily Post

Opinion: Stanford asks for a second chance

Louis Brandeis, who was on the Supreme Court from 1916 to 1939, was famous for saying that sunlight is the best disinfectant.

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May 10, 2019
Palo Alto Weekly

Email: Stanford, school district skirted county ground rules

On March 29, two weeks before the Palo Alto school district and Stanford University would announce they had agreed on a "conditional" funding deal for new district students as part of the university's expansion plan, Superintendent Don Austin emailed the Board of Education to tell members that a two-day negotiating session with Stanford had been "very productive" and "put us back on track as partners."

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May 10, 2019
Daily Post

Stanford wants another shot at negotiating development agreement for expansion

Stanford leaders Thursday (May 9) urged Santa Clara County officials to suspend the hearing process for their 3.5 million-square-foot proposed expansion until the two entities can agree on Stanford’s obligations around housing, traffic and other issues.

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May 8, 2019
Daily Post

6 cities and 1 county make wishes known to Stanford

The proposed 3.5-million-square-foot expansion of Stanford won’t just have an impact on Palo Alto, but also on neighboring cities as far away as Redwood City. And six San Mateo County cities plus the county government sent Santa Clara County, which is deciding on the expansion plan, a list of things they want, totaling $210 million.

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May 6, 2019
Patch

SMC Urges Santa Clara Co. To Help Hold Stanford Accountable

In an open letter to Santa Clara County, SMC and area cities are asking for help holding the university accountable for impacts of expansion

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April 19, 2019
The Stanford Daily

Stanford and Palo Alto Unified School District reach conditional agreement

In an effort to mitigate potential impacts of Stanford’s General Use Permit (GUP) application, the University has agreed to provide the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) with a $138.4 million community benefits package over 40 years, Stanford announced Monday.

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April 16, 2019
The Mercury News

Why Santa Clara County abruptly suspended negotiations over Stanford’s expansion plan

Negotiations between Stanford University and Santa Clara County over the university’s massive development plan have come to a screeching halt.

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March 3, 2019
The Stanford Daily

Campus workers demand more affordable housing, benefits

As housing costs continue to skyrocket in the Bay Area, where places such as East Palo Alto are expected to reach a median housing price of $1 million in the coming year, Stanford workers feel particularly affected.

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October 16, 2018
Palo Alto Online

Supervisors gear up for negotiations with Stanford

As Stanford University is preparing to kick off negotiations with Santa Clara County on a first-of-its-kind development agreement to guide the university's long-term growth, Palo Alto's school officials and residents are growing increasingly alarmed about being left out of the process.

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