Palo Alto’s Growth vs. School Capacity…that is the question

The Palo Alto school board is in the throws of determing the direction to take on both the elementary schools and middle schools growth. Do they build a new middle school or place six-graders back into the elementary schools? In addition, the projected enrollment growth is not consitent throughout Palo Alto. Demographic consultants indicated the district will have signifiicant growth in southern region of Palo Alto, while enrollment is projected to decline in the north.

What will the impact of Senate Bill 375 (greenhouse-gas-reduction law) have on the direction of the school disctricts planning? The goal is to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions between 2005-2035 by 15 percent. In order to accomplish this goal, cities are encourage to build housing near job s and transit corridors. There are a couple of different scenarios, but this could mean as few as 6100 new housing units in Palo Alto and that number could rise.

If you would like to read more about the schools enrollment data or Palo Alto’s housing demands, go to the Palo Alto on-line.

About Suzanne O'Brien

The role of a real estate agent is to guide you through the buying and/or selling process and take the time to make sure you understand every step of the transaction. I am absolutely committed to fulfilling your needs with the highest level of professionalism, expertise and service. My commitment to listening and satisfying your needs are the foundation from which a solid business relationship is built. I realize that people do business with people they trust. I am interested in what is best for you, the client, and am committed to establishing a long-term relationship based on trust. In addition, real estate is often times very personal, about family and home and pride myself in developing relationships that now call clients my friends. I pride myself on being knowledgeable and staying current with the fast pace changes in the industry. I approach each clients’ needs individually and am constantly aware of current and upcoming inventory. My creative approach to the business has earned me wonderful associations with both clients and other real estate professionals. I am always working for you…I feel the responsibility to make your dreams a reality…one move at a time.
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