Belmont Planning Commission to discuss Stanford project

Stanford is proposing to restore Ralston Mansion in Belmont. Photo by Andrew Brodhead, via Stanford.

By Emily Mibach
Daily Post Staff Writer

Belmont officials are asking residents to say what should be scrutinized when an environmental report is conducted on Stanford’s proposal to buy and revamp the 46-acre Notre Dame de Namur campus.

The Planning Commission will meet Tuesday (June 6) at 7 p.m. at City Hall to take comments from the public.

The city will hire a consultant to find out if the project worsens air and noise pollution, the housing shortage and traffic, among other things.

Stanford wants the city’s permission to construct 700,000 square feet of academic buildings. This could include 50-200 new housing units, but documents sent to the city do not specify if the new homes would be apartments, dorms or houses.

Stanford’s option to buy the university campus does not include the high school at 1540 Ralston Ave. or the preschool and K-8 school at 1200 Notre Dame Ave.

Stanford says it plans to redevelop the campus where buildings already stand, and either remodel or rebuild current buildings.

Residents have until June 23 to send a letter or email to the city with input on the environmental impacts on the project, or attend Tuesday’s Planning Commission meeting on the proposal.