University administrators and local government officials continue to differ, meanwhile, on whether further revisions will take place before the project moves forward.
In an eight-acre strip of land shoehorned between Menlo Park’s Caltrain tracks and El Camino Real, the battle for a John Arrillaga ’60-sponsored development project has boiled over amid resident protests.
Philanthropist John Arrillaga ‘60 is reportedly working on building concepts for Stanford-owned lots in Menlo Park.
In December, Facebook relocated its headquarters from Stanford Research Park in Palo Alto to the former headquarters of Sun Microsystems at 1601 Willow Road in Menlo Park. In the coming year, the social networking company plans to expand its campus and seeks to amend the existing conditional development permit in Menlo Park by increasing the existing employee cap to roughly 6,600 employees, concerning neighbor East Palo Alto. This article presents East Palo Alto’s concerns, a separate article in today’s issue deals with Menlo Park’s responses to the proposed expansion.
Menlo Park has been responding enthusiastically to Facebook’s proposed expansion of its headquarters, with citizens and officials expressing their support for the development. Supporters detailed a list of long-term and short-term benefits the city expects to receive from Facebook at a Menlo Park city council meeting last Tuesday.
Concerns about the feasibility of funding California’s high-speed rail (HSR) project led a peer review group to conclude last Tuesday that the state legislature should not approve the release of billions of dollars of state bond money to fund the first phase of construction.