Mount Hermon to unveil meadow plans Tuesday
by Peter Burke
Feb 08, 2013 | 2256 views | 3 3 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print



Mount Hermon Association will unveil its plans for a much-debated Felton meadow at a meeting for local residents Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Mount Hermon.

The association purchased the 14.8-acre property from South County Housing, a Gilroy-based nonprofit, on May 16. South County’s plans to build low-cost housing in the meadow had collapsed amid environmental objections and neighborhood concerns.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Newton Memorial building, 37 Conference Drive, in Mount Hermon. The meeting place is across Conference Drive from the main parking lot on the grounds of the Christian conference center run by the association.

When the meadow was purchased, Mount Hermon leaders spoke of a vision of outdoor recreational use, keeping the property mostly green and scenic.

Alden Johanson, chief operating officer of Mount Hermon Association, said the association has been working with a landscape architect for several months on plans for the property that is bounded by East Zayante Road, Conference Drive and the Felton Faire shopping center.

“There is definitely no residential or office,” Johanson said. “It will still be the way we’ve been describing it (from the beginning).”

Since purchasing the meadow, Johanson said, the association has cleared brush and cleaned up several homeless encampments. A fence has been constructed around the land, bordered by a trail for public use. The meadow used to be a shortcut for many people traveling from East Zayante Road or Conference Drive to the Felton Faire shopping center.

At the Tuesday meeting, residents will have a chance to look at maps and illustrations and ask questions.  

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Mel Bourne
February 14, 2013
The plan for a park in the Felton meadow is very nice. This will bring tourists to our area and give a nice focal point for when visitors enter the valley. It will also be very good for families and youth. Brilliant idea.
Tori Pines
February 11, 2013
Whatever they do with it, it will be a whole heck of a lot better than a South County Housing Redevelopment project.
Theryl McCoy
February 09, 2013
The world can never have too many soccer fields!

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