2825 Sand Hill Road

Project Description
Stanford University is proposing to construct an approximately 170,000-square-foot hotel facility comprised of 120 guest rooms and related facilities, 5 extended-stay villas, a restaurant, spa / fitness center, and approximately 100,000 square feet of office space in multiple buildings at a currently undeveloped 21-acre property located at 2825 Sand Hill Road. The project site is the same one on which a 350-room Westin hotel of approximately 345,000 square feet was proposed in the late 1980s.

Current Status
Throughout the process, there will be multiple opportunities for public input. The following public meetings are planned:
  • June 13, 2006 - City Council. City Council Public Hearing on the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and the requested development applications, including introduction of the ordinance to rezone the property.
  • June 20, 2006 - City Council. City Council Meeting to adopt the ordinance to rezone the property.
Important Dates
  • Draft EIR comment review period: January 31, 2006 - March 16, 2006
  • Environmental Impact Report Scoping Session conducted by city staff and the environmental consultants. (July 28, 2005)
  • Final EIR comment review period: May 9, 2006 - May 19, 2006
  • May 22, 2006 - Planning Commission Public Hearing to make recommendations on the Final EIR, and the requested development applications.
  • Planning Commission Public Hearing to review the Draft EIR and the requested development applications. (February 27, 2006)
  • Planning Commission Study Session to become familiar with the details of the project. (September 19, 2005)
Required Review
The proposed project would require the following applications to be reviewed by the Planning Commission for its recommendation to the City Council for final action:
  1. General Plan Amendment: Change from Professional and Administrative Offices land use designation to retail / commercial land use designation;
  2. Rezoning: Change from C-1-C (Administrative, Professional, and Research District, restrictive) to C-4-X (General Commercial - Conditional Development District);
  3. Conditional Development Permit: Establish specific uses and development regulations and review architectural designs;
  4. Heritage Tree Removal Permit: Removal of 2 heritage trees; and
  5. Environmental Review of the proposed project in the form of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR).