Category: <span>Stanford</span>

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We’re watching you look around, Stanford

A little bird tells us that someone has commissioned a phone survey of Menlo Park residents to ask their opinions of Stanford, of increased development by Stanford, and their opinion of the Committee for Green Foothills. The callers aren’t saying who they’re working for, but we know they aren’t working for us, and that leaves...

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Stanford trail and hotel news

We’ve been hearing about a potential hotel on Stanford land near the end of Sand Hill Road. Something like this has been under discussion for years, but news from The Almanac suggests they’re getting a little more serious. The land is undeveloped open space with some environmental value involved. CGF will be following this issue...

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We win! We win! We win!

The title to this post is what I tried to convince our Outreach Director to put as the headline on today’s press release, but she went with something more sober: “Environmental group stops secret County-developer contacts” Regardless, it’s great news – Santa Clara County will stop giving developers favored access to the County’s environmental documents,...

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Stanford’s improved finances to affect construction?

There’s been relatively little construction on Stanford campus pursuant to the 2000 General Use Permit, but much of that lull could be attributed to finances. Things may be changing: “The university’s investment returns last year were $1.7 billion. The university’s endowment is now $9.9 billion, up from $8.6 billion a year ago.” We’ll need to...

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Stanford gets massive donation for housing

Stanford recently received a $43.5 million donation that is expected to be used primarily to house law school students. The university had previously announced plans to build a 500,000 square-foot dormitory near the law school. Generally, building on-campus housing is a good thing that reduces Stanford’s environmental impact. However, CGF will also have to watch...

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