New home for German-American school?
Original post made on Feb 19, 2014
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 8:16 AM
on Feb 19, 2014 at 10:36 am
3515 Edison is currently part of Edison Technology Park and houses numerous businesses in a mid-size commercial building with an adjoining vacant lot at the dead-end of Edison. That's going to be a heck of a lot of traffic for that street and the neighboring residential area - much like the streets around the current O'Connor site.
The only major street access to that section of Edison is Fifth Ave. The alternatives are cutting thru on the narrow residential streets of 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th and Fair Oaks avenues.
If the school is approved the residents on that last block of 11th Ave better pray that the county closes their street at Edison with a fence which prevents pedestrian access from Edison and install lots of No Parking signs in the area for student pickup hours.
In any case should be a nice safe area for the students as long as the adjoining businesses are not manufacturing anything requiring solvents and other toxics as technology as inclined to do.
on Feb 19, 2014 at 10:52 am
Not to mention an expanding Synapse School on the same street. There are already issues with people using Fair Oaks ave and splintering streets of Marsh & Middlefield as cut-throughs during commute hours. Without sidewalks on many of those roads it is dangerous for pedestrians and bikers to navigate with cars speeding through as well as speeding around the round-abouts which are there to control speed. In addition, I hear there is a possible high school addition to these campuses...which means more drivers, and young ones...
I know advocates of GAIS are saying that they will come up with a traffic plan, but honestly, it's still 300+ kids being transported in that weren't there before, plus Businesses, plus Synapse students (would they stagger start and end times), plus U-Me, plus regular traffic.
Has anyone done a traffic study or neighborhood impact study? I'll admit I haven't been following this extremely closely, just some back and forth over our neighborhood NextDoor threads, so this is my knee-jerk reaction to the idea.
on Feb 19, 2014 at 11:11 am
To Knee Jerk re [Has anyone done a traffic study or neighborhood impact study?] in the last paragraph of Renee's story it says the school is currently conducting a traffic study.
A school in that area would be such a boon to the community. With Synapse, UME, Riekes and Sports House nearby, the German American International School would be a fantastic "anchor" tenant for a great family and kid friendly district that has long been commercial/industrial. I do hope the neighbors' traffic concerns can be addressed. To the GAIS: Willkommen to North Fair Oaks!