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Community Benefits

Redwood City is progressive and growing, economically innovative and open to collaborative approaches. Stanford is proud to be part of Redwood City and is making a considerable investment in both the campus and the Redwood City community.


Community benefits

Stanford’s project will provide more than $15 million in public benefits to Redwood City.  Community benefits include funds for:

  • Graduate School of Business programs, including a free speakers series and business boot camp offered to residents and Redwood City business leaders - in progress
  • Neighborhood streets enhancements in Friendly Acres, Redwood Village and North Fair Oaks- in progress
  • Storm water (flooding) improvements
  • Water tank expansion for Redwood City neighborhoods  
  • Community sustainability
  • Recreation and wellness
  • Arts and music program support for Courthouse Square - in progress
  • The Redwood City Education Foundation in support of local public schools- completed
  • Bicycle lane improvements- in progress
  • Bus shelter improvements
  • A Broadway streetcar corridor study - completed

Sustainability features

  • The project emphasizes sustainability in building and landscaping design and operations, especially as applied to energy, water and air quality.
  • The project emphasizes attractive design through sustainable land-use components covering transportation, energy, water and air quality.
  • Stanford has extended the city's recycled water program to the Redwood City campus, thus reducing overall potable water use.

Infrastructure improvements that will benefit the broader neighborhood

  • Street extensions of Baron and Warrington, designed to improve local traffic flow - in progress
  • Comprehensive upgrade and expansion of all sidewalks on the site, improving the walkability of Bay and Broadway.- in progress
  • Undergrounding of all overhead utility lines on the site, including on Bay Road - completed

Open space

To help create a unique sense of place, the campus will feature a wide greenway through its center, with a promenade and comfortable places along the walkway to stop and sit – alone or in groups.

  • Designed outdoor open spaces are a priority
  • The Redwood City campus includes 2.4 acres of open space that will be available for the community to enjoy.
  • One of the project's key priorities is to integrate the campus into the neighboring community through building design, street improvements and landscaping.