tanford's decision not to accept the open space conditions
suggested by Supervisor Joe Simitian leaves the proposed Mayfield
School site deal in limbo.
The university made an offer Oct. 6 for the 6-acre Mayfield site
on El Camino Real in Palo Alto to be used for a new Jewish Community
Center. The JCC was looking for a new home because the Palo Alto
school district needed the JCC's home, the Terman Community Center,
for its third middle school.
"The proposal on the table (for Mayfield)
is what we want to happen," said Larry Horton, Stanford's director
of government and community relations.
Things may change
if the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors doesn't approve the
general use permit to Stanford's satisfaction and supports Simitian's
proposal of preserving foothills land for up to 99 years, instead
of Stanford's desire for a limit of only 25 years.
said the university would likely need the Mayfield site for housing.
The land is now zoned for 260 units of housing.
Mayfield deal with the city is contingent upon the city giving Stanford
commercial development rights elsewhere in the Stanford Research