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Please demand sustainability commitments in writing from Stanford for its Menlo Park development

From: domainremoved <Janelle>
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:16:00 -0700

Dear City Council,

 

Thank you for the good work you do to protect the environment in our
wonderful city, and ensure we meet our climate commitment to reduce carbon
emissions by 27% from 2005 levels by 2020. As you know, this emissions
reduction must occur even with all the new development in Menlo Park. The
Bayfront/M-2 green and sustainable building codes are a world-class model of
how this can be done.

 

I understand you will be considering the term sheet for Stanford's Middle
Plaza Project on El Camino on Sept 26. There appears to be no sustainability
commitment in that term sheet as it stands.

 

This is to urge you to require that Stanford provide a sustainability
commitment IN WRITING before proceeding with any development in Menlo Park.

. Will its buildings be LEED Gold equivalent or better? Get it in
writing.

. Number of electric vehicle charging stations to be installed? Get it
in writing.

. Will the development use only 100% renewable energy? Get it in
writing.

. Will Stanford implement a Transit Demand Management program like its
award-winning campus TDM, perhaps with paid parking and free transit passes,
to avoid the 2,000 additional car trips/day the project is anticipated to
generate? Get it in writing.

 

As a long-time Menlo Park resident and Stanford alum, I care deeply about
the future of our city, and take pride in Stanford's campus sustainability.

Thanks for your continued good work - please stand strong, and require
written confirmation of Stanford's sustainability commitment for Middle
Plaza.

 

Sincerely,

Janelle London

 

 

 

 

 
Received on Mon Sep 11 2017 - 09:21:40 PDT

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