Category: Stanford

Stanford Foothills Fight Continues
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Stanford Foothills Fight Continues

Photo by Peter Drekmeier – Advocating for the Stanford Foothills back in 1999 For years, we’ve been advocating for the Stanford Foothills to be permanently protected. With Stanford’s recent withdrawal of their development application, we must continue the fight to get permanent protections for the Foothills. Please stand with us in our ongoing efforts to...

Protect Open Space in the Stanford Foothills
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Protect Open Space in the Stanford Foothills

On Tuesday, November 5 at 1:30 p.m., the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will hold its final hearing on Stanford University’s development plans. Please sign the petition and email the Supervisors “using the form below” to tell them to protect the Stanford Foothills from development! What’s Happening The Stanford Foothills, which stretch from Junipero...

Update on Stanford Development Proposal
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Update on Stanford Development Proposal

The saga of Stanford’s proposal to expand its campus continues. This week, the County of Santa Clara announced that it was suspending talks with Stanford over the Development Agreement. However, it’s important to note that the General Use Permit (GUP) process is still ongoing. This means that we can still expect the approval of potentially huge new...

County Recommends 99-Year Protection for Stanford Foothills
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County Recommends 99-Year Protection for Stanford Foothills

Good news! Planning staff for Santa Clara County have recommended protecting the Stanford Foothills from development for 99 years, and requiring a supermajority vote from the County Supervisors to modify that protection. If the County ultimately approves this, it would extend the current protection from development, which expires in 2025, through the end of the...

Help Us Protect the Stanford Foothills
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Help Us Protect the Stanford Foothills

Stanford University has begun negotiations with the County of Santa Clara for a Development Agreement on community benefits that could be required as part of future campus expansion. This creates an opportunity to achieve long-sought protection for more than 2,000 acres of open space known as the Stanford foothills. Please sign Committee for Green Foothills’...

Protect the Stanford Foothills!
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Protect the Stanford Foothills!

The rolling golden hills on both sides of Highway 280 as you drive through Palo Alto are part of  Stanford University’s more than 2,000 acres of Santa Clara County open space. The Stanford Foothills could be at risk when a supermajority vote requirement to open this area up to development expires in just a few...

Stanford Pushes the Limit
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Stanford Pushes the Limit

Stanford University has proposed a plan for its growth over the next 18 years – a plan that would significantly increase the student and staff population on its campus, but would not include commensurate amounts of housing. Committee for Green Foothills is requesting that the amount of Stanford’s academic development be reduced, and that the...

Speak up for Stanford Foothills
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Speak up for Stanford Foothills

This action alert is now closed.  We’ll be sure to updated you on the development of this issue. Stanford University is applying for a General Use Permit (GUP) from Santa Clara County that will include 2.275 million square feet of new development over the next 17 years. Currently, the Stanford foothills are protected by the...

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