Thursday, March 04, 2010

Marymount Is Attempting To Crowd OUR Community

With articles in two different newspapers this morning we learned;
Marymount College has received approval to become a four-year institution and,
Marymount College's administration and supporters want Rancho Palos Voters to vote to approve on-campus housing at the site.
These should be issues of great concern to members of OUR community.
OUR community consists of eastern Rancho Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Lomita, and parts of Harbor City and Wilmington.
A Marymount Expansion Project will impact traffic along Western Avenue and other streets in OUR community.
I have written a lengthy post which also contains the two articles on one of my other blogs:
We still don't have recent or decent information about what is happening with Ponte Vista at San Pedro.
Also we are learning that the Volunteers of America are moving forward with their plans to open up the 76 housing units it owns accessed by Palos Verdes Drive North.
I think it is reasonable and realistic to hope for a supportable project at Ponte Vista, opening up housing for homeless families by the Volunteers of America, expansion of the student bodies at Rolling Hills Prep and Mary Star of the Sea High School, and increasing the number of businesses along Western Avenue.
A College with on-campus housing in which traffic will be added to Western Avenue and commutes by students working somewhere along Western Avenue is asking too much of OUR community member.
I prefer to consider what Marymount's administration and supporters are doing are 'stunts' to keep the college open to accept more out of state and out of country students...and accept their parents' money, all at OUR expense.

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