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.
Stanford has asked the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors to amend the University’s General Use Permit (GUP) and Community Plan from 2000 to provide more flexibility in planning future campus housing construction, according to the Stanford Report.
The University announced Tuesday that it will soon begin construction on a $1.05 million trail stretching from Arastradero Road to the Arastradero Preserve, after receiving approval from the Los Altos Hills City Council earlier this month.
San Mateo County should accept the University’s $10.2 million offer to upgrade the trail along Alpine Road, according to Assistant County Manager David Holland in Tuesday’s staff report.
After twice rejecting Stanford’s bid to build a path connecting Menlo Park and Portola Valley trail systems, San Mateo County will attempt to gauge public opinion on the issue in the coming months. The trail project is part of the University’s efforts to meet the terms of its General Use Permit agreement with Santa Clara County, which allows Stanford to construct five million square feet of buildings over a 10-year period.
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The Matadero Trail, a public hiking trail which runs between the south of Page Mill Road and Foothill expressway, opens today. The trail is part of a network of trails that the University agreed to construct as part of its land-use agreement with Santa Clara County in 2000.
A report compiled for Los Altos Hills officials offers the first official data for a contentious debate about Stanford-funded trail construction along Arastradero road.