About six months after opening the first part of its 35-acre Redwood City campus, Stanford Health Care is setting its sights on the next phase of the project.
Stanford Health Care recently submitted an application to Redwood City to construct a nine-story, 227,000-square-foot medical office building above an underground parking garage, as well as a two-level free-standing parking garage adjacent to its outpatient clinics along Highway 101.
The latest proposal is part of the “Stanford in Redwood City Precise Plan” approved by the city council in September 2013, which calls for up to 1.5 million square feet of development. Although the plan primarily envisions office and research space for Stanford staff, it also includes up to 228,000 square feet of medical and clinical space.
The proposed medical building and parking garage in the second phase, which will account for all of the precise plan’s allowable medical space, is to be reviewed by city staff.
As proposed, the medical building would be located at 500 Broadway. The kind of services provided inside won’t be determined until later this year or in early 2020, according to Jon Cowan, director of local government and community relations for Stanford Health Care.
Cowan said the new building will help expand Stanford’s “vibrant regional healthcare network” and “act in concert” with the existing Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center in Redwood City, which opened 10 years ago and offers more than 50 specialty services, including dermatology, digestive health, orthopedics, sports medicine and pelvic health.
“We’re very focused — in our regional network and in locations such as our Redwood City outpatient center — on having options and services where people can easily access care in an outpatient setting, which is appropriate for more and more conditions,” Cowan said in an interview Thursday.
The proposed development includes 1,107 parking spaces, terraces for patients and staff, an oval entrance loop for drop-off and pickups and storage lockers for bicycles. Two existing buildings at 500 and 510 Broadway will be demolished to pave the way, according to the project plans.
Once completed, the university’s Redwood City campus — which is about 1.5 miles down Broadway from the city’s downtown — will be home to about 2,700 staff members and consist of administrative offices, research and development and medical clinic space.
Stanford purchased the former MidPoint Technology Park for its new campus nearly 14 years ago, shortly after it bought four buildings on Broadway that are now outpatient clinics. The property was formerly the headquarters for Ampex, an electronics company that pioneered audio and videotape recording before declaring bankruptcy in 2008.
In March, the university held a grand opening for the campus. The first phase of development included four office buildings totaling 570,000 square feet, a 1,057-space parking structure, a fitness center, a childcare center and 2.4 acres of open space. All the components of that phase have been completed aside from the childcare center, which will open this fall.
At the ribbon-cutting ceremony in March, Redwood City Mayor Ian Bain welcomed the university to the city.
“I hope you will embrace us as we have embraced you,” Bain said. “I hope all of the Stanford employees who work here learn to love Redwood City as much as I do.”
Stanford proposes to add medical facility to its growing Redwood City campus