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.
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
- 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
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.