Stanford University 2018 General Use Permit

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Clara County
Document Title
Stanford University 2018 General Use Permit
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Academic campus, campus residential; campus open space, open space and field research, and special conservation areas; Z: General use; low density res, medium density campus residential, open space and field research; and general use
Document Description
Note: Review Per Lead Stanford University has applied for a new general use permit governing development on its lands in unincorporated Santa Clara County. The proposed General use permit would authorize an additional increment of campus growth and land use development, including 2,275,000 net new sf of net new academic and academic support facilities, and 3,150 new housing units/beds, anticipated to take place over a period that would extend from approx 2018-2035. The proposed general use permit would apply only to those Stanford lands that are located within unincorporated Santa Clara County, and thus, are subject to the land use jurisdiction and regulatory authority of the county of Santa Clara. Stanford seeks county approval of the proposed general use permit and related amendments to the Stanford Community Plan and County Zoning Map. New building square footage and housing, as well as most infrastructures subject to the proposed 2018 general use permit would be constructed on vacant land, infill sites and redevelopment sites within Stanford's Academic Growth Boundary. As occurred under the 2000 general use permit, some infrastructure improvements such as underground pipelines, electrical transmission lines, water supply improvements, and habitat improvements could occur outside the Academic Growth Boundary.

Contact Information

David Rader
Agency Name
Santa Clara County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Palm Dr and El Camino Real
State Highways
SR 82, I-280
UPRR, Caltrain
Palo Alto HS, Escondido School, Lucille M. Nixon School
San Francisquito, Matadero, Los Trancos, and Deer Creeks
Other Location Info

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Education, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Resources Agency, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
Development Types
Residential (Units 3,150), Educational (2,275 million sf of academic support uses), Other (40,000 sf childcare space)
Local Actions
Community Plan, Rezone, Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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