Despite significant opposition from Stanford, Santa Clara County approved new policies on Tuesday that will require the University to pay higher fees on affordable housing and construct more low-income homes as part of Stanford’s plans to develop 2.3 million square feet of new campus facilities by 2035. The decision came as a disappointment for Stanford,…
This article is the first part in a series examining Stanford’s continued expansion and the impacts it has on the landscape of campus and its surrounding community.
Housing, workers’ rights, sustainability and transportation were among the key issues discussed at the Stanford Coalition for Planning an Equitable 2035 (SCoPE 2035) Town Hall on Monday.
In its Tuesday meeting, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors’ discussed pressuring Stanford to pay the maximum rate in affordable housing impact fees in light of the University’s expansion plans for 2035. The University’s plans to build up to 2.27 million square feet of new academic facilities and 3,150 new on-campus housing units are…
On Feb. 14, Stanford announced that it would contribute $1 million to the Saint Francis Center to assist in the purchase of 25 housing units for residents at risk of displacement in downtown Redwood City. This contribution is part of the ongoing effort to increase affordable housing units in the region.
The purchase allows current tenants of the Benedicere Apartments, located at 780 Bradford Street, to remain in their homes at their existing, lower rental rates. This is part of an effort to eventually convert all units into affordable housing for low-income tenants while existing residents vacate their units. Current tenants will also be able to qualify for affordable housing rates.
One RV resident, a government supervisor who works in Palo Alto, said he moved into the RV from an apartment in Stockton after his five hour daily commute became unbearable.
The Santa Clara Housing Authority announced last week that it would acquire Buena Vista for $40.4 million. The park is one of few opportunities for cheap housing in Palo Alto, the fifth most expensive ZIP code in the U.S. as of 2016.
The Graduate Student Council (GSC) approved special fees at its last meetings. GSC members also discussed developing a housing affordability survey and set Mar. 1 as the date for their elections information session.