Save Upland Cabrillo Park
- The City proposes to move the existing soccer fields at Cabrillo Park to a suggested 45-acre sports complex to be developed north of 210 freeway and west of Benson Avenue (right next to the freeway)
- The playground at Cabrillo Park will allegedly be upgraded and relocated along 11th Avenue
- A new single-family housing tract will be added in this area north of the reconfigured park, with new streets on either side of the park.
- The new sports complex and all Cabrillo Park improvements would allegedly be paid for by the developer.
- The city will be responsible for maintaining the new sports complex
- More details on this article: https://www.dailybulletin.com/2018/06/23/upland-developer-city-propose-new-sports-complex/
- Transparency Issue: City failed to notify residents & they are not aware of the plan OR hearing
- Economic Cost: There are concerns the city taxpayers will incur the financial burden of maintaining the sports complex
- Social Cost:
- The proposed plan is not sufficient enough to accommodate our high-density community; this will overcrowd our park
- Local parks are essential to community well-being and leisure; This plan will further divide the economic status between North and South communities;
- Environmental Cost:
- Adding more homes will increase traffic congestion, noise, air and light pollution
- Removal of green space disrupts our ecosystem
- Health Cost:
- Children having to play soccer while breathing vehicle exhaust from the 210 freeway will pay a health cost that is just not acceptable.
- Report: Beware the TRAP: Traffic Related Air Pollution and Risks to Public Health
WE URGE ALL RESIDENTS TO GET INVOLVED AND VOICE YOUR CONCERNS AT CITY HEARINGS