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, the site chosen, 1130 East Walnut Avenue, only has a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) in place for 150 students. You can read the CUP by clicking here. It doesn’t make much sense unless the idea is to “pursue additional potential facilities options in the community”, which is stated in the TLC petition. Keep in mind TLC will not provide transportation to and from school, except as required by law. This means that whatever the TLC population is in a given year, there will be that many morning car trips dropping kids off at school and that many car trips in the afternoon picking kids up from school. This is in addition to additional infrastructure stressors caused by teachers and other school support staff that is needed to operate a facility.
You can read the pages on population, enrollment plan, and transportation by CLICKING HERE.
While there currently is no proposal to add 772 students to the 1130 East Walnut Avenue property, anything above the current 150 students will need an amendment to the CUP, which has yet to be requested. TLC has every intention of 772 students as stated in their charter petition. While Respect Orange could not envision how the site could accommodate too many more students, the map below shows the student population if both TLC adds 772 students and Chapman University increases enrollment to 10,500 as they are expected to request.