We have been tracking the purchase and reopening of the old Hoover School as it evolves here and here. The traffic access has resulted in a group calling itself the Alliance for Responsible Neighborhood Planning making good on the threat of a lawsuit per the Daily Journal here. As a reminder to all, note which body did the approval
In December, the board approved the mitigated negative declaration for the project which included a traffic plan. Many residents who live near the school, however, felt the approval should be postponed to allow for more discussion and possible changes to the traffic plan.
Even long-timers around town often forget that the city has no say over what the school districts do with their properties. This is different than other parts of the country where the school district is independent of the municipality...for better or worse. The DJ piece goes on to note
The district’s proposed student drop-off and pick-up was modified after concerns were raised from the town of Hillsborough. As approved, the plan calls for two 8-foot-wide curbside bays to be created for pick-up and drop-off along the west side of Summit Drive adjacent to the school providing enough curb space for 15 cars, according to the staff report. In addition, the existing school site curb would be shifted west to provide for the bays and two 10-foot-wide vehicle travel lanes, which will increase the width of Summit to 17 feet in some areas.
We'll see if the filing is enough to get some further negotiations going or if it does have to go to court. Here's what the district office on Trousdale looks like in case you have comments.
Next up after the traffic issue is the redistricting of boundary lines which can be contentious.