County of Santa Clara extends comment period to receive feedback on Stanford University 2018 General Use Permit Draft EIR

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – The County of Santa Clara Planning and Development Department is extending the comment period to receive feedback on the Stanford University 2018 General Use Permit Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) from Dec. 4, 2017 to Feb. 2, 2018.

“We want to give the public and all interested parties 60 more days to review the report and comment on the environmental analysis of Stanford University’s 2018 General Use Permit application,” said Kirk Girard, Director of the County of Santa Clara Planning and Development Department. “We rather err on the side of public interest, and encourage community input during the earliest stage of the process.”

Stanford University is applying to the County of Santa Clara for an additional 2.275 million square feet of academic and academic-related development and 3,150 new housing units.

“This is a large, complex and unique project,” said County of Santa Clara Supervisor Joe Simitian, who represents District 5, where Stanford is located. “I want to encourage everyone to review the report, learn about it and share their concerns. We need to make sure our environmental review is thoughtful, thorough, and complete. That’s the key to making sure that any adverse impacts are fully mitigated.”

The Draft EIR and the Stanford Application for the 2018 General Use Permit can be found at this webpage.

The 120-day public review period for this Draft EIR began on Oct. 6, 2017 and ends on Feb. 2, 2018. Written comments on the Draft EIR should be addressed to:

County of Santa Clara Department of Planning and Development

Attention: David Rader

County Government Center

70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, CA 95110

Phone: (408) 299-5779

Email: [email protected]



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Media Contact: Laurel Anderson/Marina Hinestrosa, County of Santa Clara Office of Public Affairs, 408-299-5119; Kirk Girard, County of Santa Clara Planning and Development Department, (408) 299-6741

Posted: December 5, 2017​


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