Major construction on east campus will provide graduate students with 2,431 new beds in four multi-story buildings along with a new roundabout, childcare facility and parking structure.
At its June meeting, the Board of Trustees approved what the Board chair called a “very conservatively constructed” University budget for the coming fiscal year as well as a three-year plan for investment in facilities that is largely devoted to growing housing.
Traffic, sustainability and staff housing emerged as key worries at a forum inviting community feedback on Stanford’s vision for campus development through 2035.
During its December meeting, the Board of Trustees heard presentations on the “strengths and weaknesses” of Stanford’s three schools serving both undergraduate and graduate students. Members also approved various construction projects.
A new five-level parking structure with capacity for 1,100 vehicles will open next quarter under Roble Field.
The plan, submitted earlier this week to Santa Clara County for review, would add nearly 2.3 million square feet of new academic buildings and up to 3,150 new units of housing.
Due to concerns over new graduate housing development planned in Escondido Village (EV), some graduate students have filed an appeal to the Santa Clara County Architecture & Site Approval Committee in an attempt to block construction.
The GSC heard from Stanford representatives about the controversial new Escondido Village project.