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Santa Ana Orange City News (Newspaper) - June 3, 2015, Santa Ana, California An edition of the Registe City news wednesday june 3. 2015 Chapman University owns All of the property that would be included in the expansion. Some of the property proposed for the plan such As the former Cypress Street schoolhouse is already in use. Under the proposed changes Chapman University s Campus would increase from 58.37 to 75.46 growth debated Orange residents raise concerns Over effects of adding acres and students As school officials Community members continue University s expansion Chapman s proposal to expand its University would add 17 acres and 2,950 students to the Campus. By Rebecca Kheel staff writer a proposal to add 17 acres and 2,950 students to Chapman University a Campus has some Community members concerned the plan will Worsen issues Between students and other residents. The University said it will continue to work with nearby residents to alleviate concerns. Those changes would be part of a proposed update to the Chapman University specific plan the City document that dictates what development is allowed. Details were recently unveiled at a Community meeting attracting 75-plus people and garnered negative feedback. The last comprehensive update of the plan was in 2004, when the Campus area was expanded by 17 acres and maximum student enrolment was increased by 4,100. It was amended again in 2012 to allow for the Musco Center for the arts which is nearing completion. Right now the specific plan includes 58 acres and allows a maximum student enrolment of8,700 the University currently is at 8,100. Under the changes the Campus would be 75 acres and have a maximum enrolment of 11,650. The build out would occur from 2016 to 2026. The details of the proposed update were hashed out during about 20 meetings held from september 2012 to january with students faculty staffers and Community members said Ken Ryan a consultant working on the plan for Chapman. The University is committed to keeping an open dialogue with the Community he said. A we do know that people love Orange a he said. A people Are reasonable in Orange. They just want some predictability of what the future is going to All of the property that would be added is owned by the University. In some cases what a timing added is already in use such As the former Cypress Street schoolhouse Winch has been turned into the schools Early human and lifespan development research facility. Not included in the new area Are most of the residential properties the see plan Page 5 staff graphic Chapman University specific plan changes a increase area from 58.37 to 75.46 acres. A increase maximum enrolment from 8,700 students to 11,650. A increase maximum classroom seating capacity from 5,000 people to 7,500. A increase maximum floor area ratio or total Square feet of a building divided by the total Square feet of the lot from i to 1.25. A decrease minimum allowable open space from 30 percent to 25 percent of the Overall Campus. Photos Matt Masin staff photographer apartment Complex to serve families with sick kids by Rebecca Kheel staff writer some families of children with chronic or life threatening illnesses May have one less thing to worry about As nonprofit miracles for kids has bought an apartment Complex in Orange t hat will House 12 families. A one of the benefits of Miracle Manor for our demographic is it really allows us to remove the need for first last and Security a autumn Strier ceo of miracles for kids said of rent payments. A most of our clients Are 27 percent below the poverty line. They did no to necessarily Start there but when we get them they re barely making ends the building dubbed Miracle Manor is a Little less than a mile away from children a Hospital of Orange county. Miracles for kids provides financial Aid and other help to Low income families who have a child with a life Courtesy of miracles for kids a rendering shows what Miracle Manor May look like after the apartment Complex s renovation. Threatening illness. Many of the people who Are served by the nonprofit have trouble keeping their Homes Strier said because of the Cost of the care and because the time it takes to care for their child causes to them to lose their jobs. A its More of a trickle Down Impact a she said. A they done to lose everything on Day about five years ago the nonprofit was trying to find shelter for those families but realized All the facilities in Orange county were full Strier said. The organization then began looking for its own place to House them. Miracles for kids finally found an apartment building after Strier said she leveraged a personal relationship in real estate to find one let before it hit the Market and get it for $350,000 under asking Price. Right now the 38-year-old apartment building is undergoing $760,000 in renovations including flooring roofing plumbing adding a playground and making it accessible for those with disabilities. The first round of residents will be Able to move in in August. The apart merits Are open to those already receiving a Grant from miracles for kids. Families will by Able to use a portion of the Grant Money to pay a portion of the rent and t he Organiza Tion will work with families to find a Way to pay for the Asphalt path for bikes on track by Brooke e. Seipel staff writer the sight of bicyclists kicking up dust along the paths of Peters Canyon regional Park in Orange soon May be a thing of the past As of Parks works toward creating a new Park plan with an Asphalt Bike path and other amenities. It would Complete a Bike Way running from Irvine Park to upper Newport Hay. Of Parks has hired Cal poly Pomona landscape design s staff to draft a general development plan. On May 18, two proposals for the new plan were presented to the Community for feedback. Both included an Asphalt Bike path through the Center of the Park the creation of new bathrooms and restoration of the landscape. Draft one also included a Boardwalk Over the Reservoir and a new parking area. To Complete some of the improvements the county will need to secure Grants. 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