Category: Chapman University

Issues with Chapman University Specific Plan #7

The Respect Orange team has reviewed Chapman University’s Specific Plan  Amendment #7 (SP7).  The City of Orange will be studying the SP7 over the course of the next few months and want input from local residents.  All letters are due by Monday, January 27, 2020.   Send comments to: Kelly Christensen Ribuffo, Associate Planner – Historic Preservation…

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Chapman University Scoping Presentation

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SCOPING MEETING PRESENTATION   Kelly Christensen Ribuffo, Associate Planner – Historic Preservation City of Orange, 300 East Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA. 92866 (714) 744-7223, and kribuffo@cityoforange.org The City of Orange wants to know your views and your specific concerns related to the potential environmental effects of the revised project. Information gathered…

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TLC’s Charter Petition (Business Plan)

Respect Orange has obtained and had the opportunity to review Tomorrow’s Leadership Collaborative’s (TLC) charter school business plan, which is commonly called a petition.  There are images of the petition at the bottom of this post, to show the massive size of the petition.  To be clear, Respect Orange is not against charter schools, but…

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50% of TLC’s Board of Directors Have Ties to Chapman University

Tomorrow’s Leadership Collaborative (TLC), the same entity that is operates out of a private residence in San Clemente, has released its list of Board of Directors.  50% (3 of 6) of the initial Board of Directors have direct ties to Chapman University.  Click here to see the names and resumes/information of the three directors with ties…

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TLC/CU Enrollment Plans and Potential Consequences

The TLC charter petition “plans to locate in the area immediately surrounding the Chapman University campus in the Old Town Orange area”.  While the petitioners are “planning our budgets and operations conservatively, the following are our enrollment projects for the term of this charter: ” While the charter petition is planning conservatively with 772 students,…

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WILL CU ANNOUNCE INCREASE ENROLLMENT AT STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY ADDRESS?

Daniele Struppa and Chapman University are preparing to roll out of their latest Specific Plan, the City of Orange document that dictates what development is allowed.  Will the roll out be at CU’s State of the University Address on February 23, 2018? We believe the CU’s application for a 10 year specific plan will be…

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CU PARTNERS TO ADD 772 STUDENTS WITHOUT COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Chapman University has partnered with Tomorrow’s Leadership Collaborative (TLC), a 4 month old entity, wanting to bring an estimated 772 additional students to an area adjacent to Old Towne Orange and roughly 1/2 mile from the CU campus (1130 E Walnut Ave, Orange, CA 92867).  Chapman “is committed to being an active partner” in this endeavor…

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Will Chapman University’s Acquisition Solve Problems?

At December’s City Council Meeting, our elected leaders voted unanimously to approve the sale of a $6.5 million surplus property to Chapman University.  The plan for the property is student housing.  Respect Orange supports this transaction because it is a step in our recommendation of 90% of the student population in Chapman owned housing.  However,…

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