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Facts >> Massive Housing Development: Effects on City Services and Quality of Life 

The Patterson family has already developed over 5,000 houses in the Ardenwood/Forest Park area, the densest part of Fremont. Due to high-density development in Forest Park, most of the streets are only fire lanes where parking is not allowed [pictured at right; click to enlarge].

Another lot adjacent to the Coyote Hills Natural Area, the Tupelo lot, has been sold for housing development by the Patterson family for $63 million* [at left below]. This lot is bounded by Tupelo, Paseo Padre, Ardenwood Blvd, and Tan Oak. Another 276 three-story  condos and townhouses, and houses on 15.5 acres are being built 2006 to present [at right below]. The lot was bulldozed in mid-August 2006 [2nd row of photos, left]. Again, this development is so dense that the City has to put in two traffic lights. This development, with the proposed Patterson Ranch development, would generate over 9,000 daily or 3.2 million annual automobile trips in an area almost without public transit.

   
   
   

In the Coyote Hills Natural Area, land that now serves as a buffer between the Ardenwood housing and the Coyote Hills Regional Park, developers have proposed a massive, high-density subdivision of as many as 520 housing units. The proposed development would destroy wildlife habitats, add an excessive number of daily car trips on city streets as well as freeways, increase pollution, and place an unnecessary burden on local police, fire, emergency medical, street maintenance, domestic water and wastewater services, on our schools, and on the taxpayers who fund them.

Our city services are already compromised by budget shortfalls. For example, fire services have been reduced. The firehouse on Deep Creek serving Ardenwood/Forest Park is closed part of the time [click photo to enlarge]

Friends of Coyote Hills promotes limiting development of the Coyote Hills Natural Area.  These lands provide a balance between the urban area and the beauty, peace, and wonder of open space. Over the years, a substantial part of the Fremont has been paved over, including most of its bountiful farmland. Many of the city's natural qualities have been lost, and much of what remains is in jeopardy.  

  • Our vision is to protect our scenic views, water, and air quality—a major part of our quality of life. 

  • By protecting wildlife habitat, many species of animals, birds, and plants will be saved for generations to come.

Friends of Coyote Hills will work to keep Fremont and Tri-City a special place to live and work.

*Source: Alameda County Assessor's Office, Oakland, CA

 

 

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