La Puerta Park site community meeting
The city of Claremont, Claremont Unified School District and Claremont Lincoln University (CLU) will hold a community meeting to discuss plans for the La Puerta Park site on Thursday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Chaparral Elementary School, 451 Chaparral Dr.
Claremont Unified School District has decided to sell a portion of La Puerta Park (between Indian Hill Boulevard and Forbes Avenue) as surplus property to raise funding for capital improvements to the Claremont schools.
The La Puerta Park site is approximately 20 acres, about half of which is used as a sports park by the city. At one time, the other half had a school located on site but has been largely vacant and unused for many years.
Pursuant to state guidelines, the school district put half of the La Puerta site out to bid in May. The highest bidder was Claremont Lincoln University. According to the city manager’s report, staff from CLU, CUSD and the city will present initial concepts for use of the site and have a dialogue with the community about the future plans. This is the initial step in the planning process as no detailed plans have been prepared at this point. The meeting is open to the public.