The proposal to put a private high school on Palm Street will be the subject of an Altadena Town Council meeting on Tuesday.
The school proposal comes from Arcadia-based Arroyo Pacific Academy's which is seeking a permit for the school at 183-205 Palm Street. While the ultimate decision will be made by the County Planning Department, input from the Town Council is often weighed heavily in making planning decisions.
The long-time school proposal has already been rejected by the Town Council once, in September, and has been rejected twice by the Council's Land Use Committee. A modified version of the original proposal did receive five votes out of 13 on the Land Use Committee earlier this month after being unanimously rejected in September.
Since having the original plan rejected in September, the school is now modified its plan to have a maximum capacity of 200 students, rather than 250. School officials also introduced a new traffic circulation plan to help alleviate concerns over heavy car usage of the narrow, residential street the school would be located on.
The last Town Council hearing drew a packed crowd with local residents who oppose the proposal as well as families in the Arcadia school and others who support it.
The Town Council hearing is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Altadena Community Center.
For more on the project and the Town Council and Land Use Committee decisions read below: