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April 8, 2014 > Letter to the Editor: Objection to proposed school in Centerville

Letter to the Editor: Objection to proposed school in Centerville

The City of Fremont tried to convert an apartment building on Mattos Drive & Fremont Boulevard into a Montessori school. We, the homeowners, objected and fought it at City Hall. It was eventually defeated - at least it went away.

Well, they are back. There is a proposal to convert the property located at 38239 Fremont Boulevard into a Montessori school for one hundred fifty (150) students. The plan calls for demolition of existing structures and erecting two commercial buildings that do not harmonize with the existing landscape.

The size and location of the property is not conducive to this type of commercial structure. If this proposal is allowed to proceed, it would have an immediate negative impact on traffic in the area. In this area we already have Centerville Junior High, Washington High and Prince of Peace School - all three on Fremont Blvd. All three schools are less than two blocks from the proposed new school.

With the addition of traffic caused by the "new" school, safety concerns arise for existing students and pedestrians that currently traverse the area. This will also greatly affect existing traffic in the area which is always very busy.

There is a City of Fremont Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, 3300 Capital Avenue, Fremont. We, the neighbors of this "new" school, will be attending and protest what City Staff has proposed.

The city planner is Bill Roth; plans for Scribbles Montessori School can be found online at:

Planning Commission documentation can be found at:

Bill Leake

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