Comment period for FSHA ends soon

The deadline for public comments or inquiries regarding a series of capital projects planned for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is Aug. 27.

School officials filed a draft Environmental Impact Report with the La Cañada Flintridge Planning Department July 14, beginning a 45-day comment period.

Plans call for several campus expansions, including construction of a 99,000-square-foot parking structure and a new arts and humanities building. The expansion would allow the girls-only school to increase its enrollment cap from 385 students to 425.

Plans would also include the annexation of 24 acres currently under the jurisdiction of Pasadena into the borders of La Cañada, according to the report's executive summary.

Residents wishing to voice concerns or questions about the potential impact of the project on the surrounding community may file comments through the Planning Department up to the deadline.

The issue will be further discussed in public hearings before the Planning Commission, likely sometime in late September, and later the City Council, according to Fred Buss, a senior planner with the city.

The Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy report is available for viewing at: the La Cañada Flintridge Branch Library, 4545 Oakwood Ave.; the planning department counter of City Hall, 1327 Foothill Blvd.; or online at

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