Four office buildings along S. California Avenue have been demolished to construct 180 homes for Stanford faculty per the 2005 Mayfield Development Agreement between the City of Palo Alto and Stanford University. This website is intended to provide information about the project, construction activity, and most current construction advisories.

Click here for information addressing environmental questions related to the project.


All construction dates are approximate and subject to change due to weather and unforeseen conditions.

  • Building Abatement:
    Completed - Early 2015
  • Building Demolition:
    Completed – Spring 2015
  • Major Grading & Utilities Work:
    Currently Under Way
  • Project Construction:
    Early 2015 – Late 2018
  • Home Deliveries:
    Early 2017 – Late 2018

It is currently anticipated occupancy will begin on the six homes designated as construction phase 4 (California Avenue / Bowdoin Street at Bowdoin Place) approximately May 2018. The seventeen homes designated construction phases 5-7 (Bowdoin and Amherst Way – toward Page Mill Road area of the site) are currently tracking for occupancy over the summer of 2018. The ten homes designated construction phases 8-9 (Amherst Street toward California Ave) are currently tracking to fall 2018 occupancy with the balance of the homes (near the Oak Grove on Amherst Street) and associated open space landscape areas anticipated to complete in the spring of 2019.

Construction Advisory

June 15, 2018

Various construction activities will take place on Saturday, June 16. The construction hours will comply with the approved Saturday schedule.

The temporary fence along California Avenue between Bowdoin Street and Amherst St. has been removed. While we are happy for neighbors to see this new and exciting residential area, this is private property and NO ONE should be trespassing on the property.

For more details about upcoming construction activities, click here.


Stanford will make every effort to keep you informed and to minimize inconvenience during construction. If you would like to be added to our project list to receive weekly update and advisory emails - or have questions or comments about this project, please contact us at:


(650) 273-9616






Please state in your voicemail or email message if you would like a response back from the project team. Photos may also be emailed to the project team at the email address above. Every effort will be made to respond to all messages within 24 hours of receipt Monday – Friday during regular business hours. Call 911 for emergencies.