The SLCUSD has provided us with the relevant Board Meeting agendae, minutes and reports where the Johnson Avenue Housing Project was discussed. Unfortunately for us, many of the meetings discussing the project were held in Closed Session with the board members, counsel and Brad Parker who was then the District’s Director of Facilities, Operations and Transportation and point person on the project. The disposition of the Johnson Avenue Property was originally discussed as part of an effort to help provide affordable housing for teachers, staff and recruits, the Employer-Assisted Housing (EAH) program.
Most relevant is the decision by the board late in 2006 to move forward with the city to get property lines and zoning changed (“entitlement”) for a 14 unit single family residence (SFR) project. And subsequently in 2010 to contract with Cardinal Consulting (now independent Brad Parker) on entitlement for a high density 84 unit project. Unfortunately, the documentation provided by the SLCUSD does not provide any insight as to the change in direction from a low density project (2006) to a high density project (2010).
This is recommended reading to see how the process evolved. Click here to see the document. Be sure to right click on the document, turn on Navigation Pane Buttons and show book marks. This will provide the ability to go directly to a particular meeting.
Below is an initial list of those who could be potentially impacted by the proposed development.
- Residents above Johnson Avenue using Lizzie Street
- Residents who travel Johnson Avenue
- Residents who live in the San Luis Drive Neighborhood
- High School Students, High School Parents and Adults who drive, park or access the Adult School
- Doctors, Patients, Employees and Administrators who work or use the French Hospital Complex
- Residents who drive on Buchon and Pismo Streets
- Emergency vehicle operators accessing French Hospital and the neighborhoods above Johnson Avenue
Any others you feel should be added? Comment below.
We have created a brochure whose purpose is to make residents aware of the Johnson Avenue Housing Project and of this new informational and blog posting website. We hope to distribute it to the various neighborhoods potentially impacted by this project. You may send the PDF version to neighbors or print it double-sided to make a tri-fold brochure. Click on the picture below to see the PDF of the brochure.
Snip of the inside of the JAHP Brochure
This would be a good meeting for concerned neighbors to voice their opinions about the Johnson Avenue Housing Project. Having at least one representative at each meeting location would be ideal. More details about the Land Use and Circulation (LUCE) committee can be found here.
As more facts and opinions are expressed about the Johnson Avenue Housing Project, we will either add them to the home page or add new entries in the form of posts such as this one. You will be able to comment upon those posts, add your thoughts or add contrary views. So be sure the check the Comments and Posts page for the latest news and thoughts.