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July 2, 2013 > Letter to the Editor: It's not too late to be heard

Letter to the Editor: It's not too late to be heard

Many new residential developments have recently been approved for the City of Fremont and several more are in the approval process - one proposes 91 houses! Many of the developments have required an increase in zoning density for approval. That means more houses in an area than called for in Fremont's recently updated General Plan.

These higher-density developments will be adding more students to the Fremont school system. At some point, this may well dilute the high-quality education now found in our city. Without the draw of our outstanding schools, home prices may erode.

Residents of the Warm Springs area voiced overwhelming concern about planning for schools ahead of approving housing in the Warm Springs/ South Fremont Community Plan. In response, the City, the School District and large Property Owners issued a Coordination Statement of understanding. [http://www.fremont.gov/DocumentCenter/View/20110]

All Fremont residents can be part of the discussion on Fremont's housing density and on new residential developments in general. Learn about voicing your concerns and about new residential developments in Fremont by visiting http://www.ShapeOurFremont.com

Chris and Alice Cavette
Fremont

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