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Dear Mayor Fine and members of City Council,
My name is and I live in , . I am writing to express my support for Castilleja School’s new Master Plan and Conditional Use Permit application.
I am delighted that the Environmental Impact Report found no significant impacts and recognized that the proposal is 100% compliant with Palo Alto’s Comprehensive Plan. Recently, the Planning and Transportation Commission recommended that Castilleja’s Environmental Impact Report be certified, and the Architectural Review Board voted to approve the new building. These are important steps forward for a project that I believe in deeply.
Thus far, the review process for this project has reinforced that the modernized campus and small increase in high school enrollment will allow this valuable asset in Palo Alto to continue to thrive while improving quality of life in the neighborhood. Just to name a few positive changes, the proposal will move parking underground; expand already robust Traffic Demand Management to cap car trips to campus; create sustainable learning spaces on a net-zero campus; preserve residential homes; and increase the number of trees and the overall canopy on campus.
Castilleja was founded 113 years ago to equalize educational opportunities for women. I support Castilleja because .
I hope you will hear the voices of hundreds of Palo Altans and vote to support Castilleja as it seeks to modernize its campus and gradually increase enrollment in the high school while minimizing impacts on the neighborhood and the City of Palo Alto.
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