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Update - 11/1/2019

Stanford has withdrawn its long-term land use permit application and will focus on deepening engagement with local communities. Read the statement.

School district, Stanford restart talks on GUP

Students walking on the Stanford campus.

After months of stalled talks and disagreement over how Stanford University's planned expansion will impact the Palo Alto school district, the two entities have returned to the table.

Palo Alto Unified and Stanford University staff have agreed to enter confidential negotiations over how the university can possibly mitigate the impacts its proposed expansion under review by Santa Clara County will impact the school district. Weekly file photo.
Mar 13 2019

In a meeting Tuesday, district and university representatives agreed to start confidential discussions, guided by attorneys and a third-party facilitator, about possible benefits Stanford could offer to mitigate the impact of new students generated by Stanford's proposed general use permit, which proposes to build 2.275 million square feet of new academic space by 2035. The district has been pressing Stanford to contribute funds and land to offset the number of students that will be generated by new property-tax exempt housing.