Land Use and Environmental Planning
Who We Are
LUEP is made up of regional, campus and resource planners and analysts with backgrounds and training in the design, planning and science professions.
The Stanford Land Use and Environmental Planning Office advises the senior administration and the Board of Trustees about long-term land use and the protection of land-based resources. We strive to balance support of the academic program with stewardship of lands for future University needs and protection of the local environment.
What We Do
LUEP is responsible for program management of University activities on Stanford lands outside of the Central Campus, including the Dish area.
We serve the specific needs of facilities development related to securing land use permits and entitlements and insuring compliance with local land use regulations. We work with local regulatory agencies to comply with the zoning and other regulations that apply to our lands and advise project planners, builders and users about the processes for obtaining permits and approvals, modifying regulations, and completing necessary environmental assessments. We also work with the local agencies to provide information about Stanford’s long-term use of the lands for consideration in the agencies’ long-term land use plans (General and Comprehensive Plans).
We catalog and record land-based resources, plan for their protection, and provide advice about land use, development and operations to avoid or minimize impacts to those resources.
We perform studies and analyses to determine suitability and capacity of Stanford’s lands to support University activities, and prepare long-term plans and strategies considering the results.