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

Construction Advisory

November 17, 2017

Various construction activities will take place on Saturday, November 18th.

The construction fence along California Avenue between Bowdoin and Columbia has been removed. While we are happy for you to see and appreciate this new part of the community, please keep in mind, this is private property and owner’s lots should be respected.

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.