Middle Plaza at 500 El Camino Real

Stanford University is redeveloping an 8.4-acre site, currently addressed 300 through 550 El Camino Real, with approximately 10,286 square feet of retail/restaurant, 142,840 square feet of non-medical office, and 215 residential units. The project parcels are part of the Specific Plan's "ECR SE" zoning district and "El Camino Real Mixed Use" land use designation. The proposal required approval of Architectural Control for the new buildings. The proposal also required consideration under the California Environmental Quality Act

Current status


The project is fully approved, and adheres to the Specific Plan's "Base" level standards, which were established to achieve inherent public benefits, such as the redevelopment of underutilized properties, the creation of more vitality and activity, and the promotion of healthy living and sustainability. The Planning Commission previously reviewed the project and recommended approval of all project actions on August 28, 2017. Please see the staff report for more information about this review. The Final EIR was made available as of August 11, 2017, as noted on the CEQA sub-page. The Housing Commission, Environmental Quality Commission, and Transportation Commission previously reviewed (respectively) the proposed BMR Housing Agreement, Heritage Tree Removal Permits, and the overall project. The City Council fully approved the project in September and October 2017.