This triplex at Mattos Drive and Fremont Boulevard in Centerville is be at the heart of what’s shaping up to be a not horribly boring Planning Commission meeting Thursday. The new owner wants to turn the building into a Montessori preschool with up to 65 students.
The city thinks that’s fine, but some Centerville … oops … Glenmoor Gardens residents say the school will have too many kids and not enough parking. And they already have to deal with pickups and drop-offs at nearby Centerville Middle School and Washington High School.
What makes this slightly interesting is the players on opposing sides. Representing the applicant is former Councilman Dominic Dutra. Representing the Glenmoor Gardens neighbors is Jack Rogers, the former high-ranking Fremont official, who is a part-owner of the Besaro Mobile Home Park and the former campaign chairman for Sue Chan, who Dominic Dutra supported.