The Lafayette City Council will reject a developer’s plans for 315 luxury apartments across from Acalanes High School, the developer will sue Lafayette, the court will rule in favor of the developer and Lafayette taxpayers will have to reimburse the developer for more than $1 million in legal fees.
That’s the prediction of David Baker, who works for the developer in question. Baker’s forecast on behalf of the O’Brien Land Company was only one of several interesting opinions relating to the Terraces of Lafayette in a recent article in the Acalanes Blueprint.
For example, one sophomore at Acalanes High School told the paper that he loves “driving over Deer Hill Road in the mornings on the way to school because it [offers] an incredible view of Lafayette and Mount Diablo. Sometimes I even walk up there because it is so beautiful. I’m worried that the new apartments might ruin the views and make it less peaceful around school.”
On March 4, Lafayette's Planning Commission certified the project's Environmental Impact Report. If no challenges are filed by Monday, March 18, public hearings could start as soon as April.