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Revenue sought from unused land

Tomi Boyd, Staff Writer

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In a dusty room at the top of a hill, eight men and women met to decide the fate and future of Ohlone College.

The main topic of Wednesday’s board meeting: development of the unused property that extends from Witherly Lane to Pine Street, known as the frontage property. The college seeks to lease out the property as a means of generating a source of revenue independent from state apportionments, on which the college currently entirely relies. 

Students and community members were allowed to offer suggestions for the development, bringing ideas such as on-campus housing for financial aid and transfer students. Some concerns from the community included an increase in traffic congestion on Mission Boulevard. In response, Sean  Absher, an attorney with Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth, P.C.  told the board that any environmental impacts, including traffic congration, would be mitigated by whichever developer Ohlone chooses to award the contract.
Absher told the board, “Legally, this is the maximum process by which [the college] can generate revenue for that site”.

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