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Tree cutting for MAHS Fine Arts Center
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on Jun 10, 2009
In past posts I have been quite critical of the architectural merits of the new Fine Arts Center at MAHS. My apologies to the architect. Now that the trees have been cut down so that the entire building is fully in view from Middlefield, I must admit it is not an unattractive building. That having been said, I would like to ask anyone who might know, how-better asked, why-did all those trees get approved for removal? And, what reviewing body had purview over the decision? I recall the original renderings of the finished project showed the building, lit up at night, reflected through the now absent grove of trees. To me, this is yet one more example of the "bait & switch" approach (originally a copper-clad roof) the school district took with this entire project. Also, while I'm asking questions of anyone in the know, what ever came out of the traffic study the district agreed to conduct as part of the agreement on Atherton's part to drop their suit to stop this project?