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Re: Information and thoughts from a public meeting about Stanford's 2018 General Use Permit Application

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:21:53 +0000

Hi Chuck,

Thank you for your email. Yes, the City is very aware of this Update and
will have a presentation most likely at the 02/07/17 Council Meeting.

Best regards,

Kirsten Keith

On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 9:54 PM Chuck Jones <chuck.jones_at_(domainremoved)
wrote:

> Hello MP City Council,
>
> I attended a meeting held on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Palo Alto's Mitchell
> Park Community Center. I believe I may have been the only person from Menlo
> Park that asked a question (but someone from MP may have asked a question
> but didn't identify themselves. Also it is not too surprising since the
> focus is on Palo Alto and Santa Clara County) but there may have been other
> MP citizens in attendance. There were a number of takeaways from it that I
> thought you may find interesting.
>
> * The plans show 550 beds planned (out of a planned 3,150 total beds) in a
> small triangular area that is bordered by ECR, Quarry Road and another line
> that is about half-way to one-third between Quarry Road and Palm Drive.
>
> Look at numbered page 17 of the pamphlet from this website (which shows it
> is page 19 of 36 as the PDF numbers the cover and inside page).
>
> https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0BM4gZWP7M6R21fdGlLYlR5djA/view
>
> * In the same area 200,000 square feet of Academic & Support building is
> proposed (out of 2.275 million).
>
> * Stanford to provide $56 million for affordable housing projects in the
> region. But I suspect a large portion could be on the campus since the
> rate it charges qualifies them as affordable.
>
> * No new net automobile commute trips to the campus.
>
> I talked to Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and he suggested I
> pass along my thoughts (which I was going to do anyways) to make sure you
> and MP City Staff are involved with this project now when it is easier to
> provide input and potentially affect any changes.
>
> This is the main website for the General Use Permit.
>
> https://gup.stanford.edu/
>
> There is an EIR input session scheduled for Wednesday, February 8th, at 6
> pm at Palo Alto Arts Center auditorium. Hopefully someone from MP's City
> Council or Staff is planning to attend or can if it isn't on anyone's
> schedule.
>
> https://www.sccgov.org/sites/dpd/Programs/Stanford/Pages/GUP2018_CEQA.aspx
>
> I asked the question if Stanford was talking with Menlo Park and San Mateo
> County and they said yes. I didn't ask for any specific contacts so this
> may be well covered but I didn't want to assume this.
>
> Good luck,
> Chuck
>
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Received on Thu Jan 26 2017 - 23:25:18 PST

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