Yes. During the Specific Plan’s public Visioning phase, the consensus was that the Stanford parcels would be an ideal location for senior housing and a hotel. Stanford cited the need to support senior housing* development in requesting reductions in open space and other requirements. Building senior housing on this site would help the City meet its court-mandated housing goals without increasing school enrollment. Stanford has never publicly stated why they replaced senior housing and a hotel with a massive office development.
* August 29, 2011; June 4, 2012