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Archived News Release from 2008

For Immediate Release

Community Invited to Initial Environmental Review “Scoping Session” on Stanford University Proposal

Redwood City, CA - October 10, 2008 - The Redwood City Planning Commission invites the community to join in a review and discussion of the “Stanford in Redwood City” project proposal. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 at 7 pm, in the Council chambers at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road.

Stanford University proposes to redevelop a 35-acre portion of the former Mid-Point Technology Park campus (near Broadway and Douglas). The proposal calls for demolition of existing buildings and construction of approximately 1.5 million square feet of building space for Stanford University administrative office uses, research and development uses, and medical clinic uses in up to 13 buildings supported by five parking structures for approximately 5,100 parking spaces. The project also proposes an onsite storm water retention system and a pedestrian greenway that would run through the center of the project area.

Redwood City will be the lead agency that will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Stanford in Redwood City project.  It’s important that the community offer opinions and ideas relevant to any environmental topics that should be addressed in the EIR – and this is an opportunity for interested community members to do so.

No decisions or recommendations on the project will be made at the meeting; rather the purpose of the EIR Scoping Session is to provide the community with a better understanding of the proposed Stanford in Redwood City project and to obtain community input.

In addition to environmental review, the project will require a General Plan Amendment, Zoning Map Amendment, Precise Plan, Subdivision and Planned Community Permit approvals. More information is available at www.redwoodcity.org under “Hot Topics.” The Stanford project file is also available for review at Redwood City Hall, Planning Division, 1017 Middlefield Road. Questions and/or written comment should be directed to Maureen Riordan, Senior Planner, at (650) 780-7236 or mriordan@redwoodcity.org.

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Contact:
Maureen Riordan
Senior Planner
650-780-7236

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