Protect Our Neighborhoods and Schools by Opposing 200-Unit Apartment Complex.
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We are opposing Condition Use Permit No. 2017-08 allowing a 200 unit , 2-story apartment complex to be built in our community on the Northeast corner of Shirk and on Doe Ave extending to Roeben St. This large scale project will bring 1000+ tenants to that area in the next 1-2 years. This will increase traffic and congestion on the existing road including Shirk, Roeben, Ferguson and Akers, which are already in need of improvements and expansion to accommodate the current residents. The project will overload already crowded schools and will affect Hurley, Oak Grove and Willow Glen Elementary Schools, Ridgeview Middle School and Redwood High School as the district tries to balance school populations. This project could lower property values and will decrease the quality of life that currently exists in our neighborhoods and community. This project will create one of the most densely populated housing areas in Visalia without updating any of the infrastructure or providing any new commercial areas to support it. This is an urban style project being built in a rural area. This will lead to over saturation of R-M-2 (Apartments), over 26 acres in less than a square mile of our neighborhoods.
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On Sept 7th we appealed the Planning Commissions' approval of the apartment complex on Shirk and Doe to the City Council. The City Council can overturn the decision and once overturned it can not be appealed. The last time this type of project was approved in Visalia the City Council overturned it because of public opposition. Please help us to ensure that this happens but reaching out to the City Council so that they know how many people are opposed to this project.
THIS MONDAY OCT 16TH IS THE CITY COUNCIL APPEAL MEETING AT 7PM AT THE CONVENTION CENTER. We need hundreds of people to attend the City Council appeal meeting on Monday. In an article in the Visalia Times Delta city council members say they are keeping an open mind and that this is our chance to be heard. Please come and support the appeal and make your voice heard. Invite your friends and neighbors and post this on your social media so others will come to. Thank you!
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