At Risk: Property Values, Increased Traffic & Neighborhood Character!

At Risk: Property Values, Increased Traffic & Neighborhood Character!

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Preserve & Protect Old Los Altos Neighborhood started this petition to Los Altos CA City Council

We the undersigned property owners in the Lincoln/Palm/Orange/University Avenue Neighborhood, call on the City of Los Altos to deny Use Permit 19-UP-02 New Chinese Immersion and After-School program at 461 Orange Avenue.

This Conditional Use Permit is for a new Chinese immersion and after-school program that proposes to occupy existing classrooms at Foothills Congregational Church at 461 Orange Avenue.  The programs would include up to 90 students, 10 employees, and operate between 8:30 and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

According to the Planning Commission Agenda report:

1. "the private school is anticipated to generate 224 average daily trips" in and out of our neighborhood.

2. "The number of students (or children) is typically the most reliable independent variable when estimating the trips associated with educational institutions." According to the "Room Assignments" there will be 75 children picked up at 6pm.  That means 75 cars at 6pm Monday through Friday coming through the neighborhood in addition to the 452 cards (according to the TIA) already using University Ave during PM Peak hours.

Homeowners in the 400 block of Orange Avenue, and the surrounding area, purchased their houses with the knowledge of the churches, and Sunday services were part of the purchase disclosure.  Property values reflected this.  if Use Permit 19-UP-02 is granted, Sunday services plus the Monday-Friday school program will precipitate additional disclosure and negative impact to property values.

Please support our neighborhood by signing this petition to deny Use Permit 19-UP-02.  Thank you!

 

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