Portola Terrace makes Portola Valley stronger and safer
Portola Terrace is a small housing development proposed by Stanford as envisioned in the Housing Element for Portola Valley. It is designed to reflect the character, scale, and lifestyle of the town.
Most of the property will remain as an oak woodland and be managed according to a comprehensive Vegetation Management Plan (VMP). The VMP, together with fire prevention measures in the housing development, will significantly improve fire safety for the surrounding residents and community.
Annual Fuel Management Activity
Stanford University, in coordination with the Woodside Fire Protection District (WFPD), recently completed its annual fuel management activity on its property in Portola Valley along Alpine Road. The work program for this fuel management activity was developed by Stanford’s fire safety management consultants and was overseen by Stanford University’s Fire Marshal and the WFPD.
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Portola Terrace creates much-needed housing that complements the Town’s rural character while preserving the natural features of the oak woodland that make Portola Valley home.
Addressing wildfire safety
The combination of fire protection measures for the housing development and the oak woodland will make Portola Valley safer by lowering fire risk for the surrounding residents and the community.
Enjoy the Oak Woodlands
Stanford’s Portola Terrace project includes two trails which will provide safe, public access to Stanford University’s large oak woodland in conformance with the Trails and Paths Elements of the Portola Valley General Plan.