Huntington Beach

Sea Dance housing project to be studied

TRACT MAP of the proposed Sea Dance housing project in Huntington Beach (City of HB image).

The Huntington Beach Planning Commission will hold a study session on Tuesday, Aug. 28 to review revisions to a controversial housing development.

Planners will look at the planned Sea Dance tract located on the site of the existing closed Franklin School at 14422 Hammon Dr. in an area west of the Springdale Street and southeast of Rancho Road.

Responding to public input, the developer is proposing to make several changes in the project, including building 51 single family homes (instead of 53) and to build a 1.3-acre public park, increased in size from 1.15 acres. Additionally, the park will be aligned along Sands Drive on the north.

Existing school buildings would be demolished.

A public hearing on the fate of the 8.75-acre site is set for Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in the city council chambers, 2000 Main St.

New OVSD assistant super is appointed

Julianne Hoefer has been appointed as the new assistant superintendent of education services for the Ocean View School District.

Hoefer began her duties on Monday overseeing curriculum and instruction, assessment, special education, child development programs and student services departments.

She comes to the OVSD from the Fountain Valley School District, where she was director of educational services. She is a resident of Seal Beach.

Volunteers sought for senior transport program

The Surf City Seniors on the Go transportation program is seeking volunteer drivers to help residents 60 and over to live independently.

Participants in the program can get rides free of charge, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. anywhere in the city.

Additionally, service is provided to Orange Coast Medical Center, Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and the Social Security office (all in Fountain Valley) as well as the Hoag Hospital medical campus in Newport Beach.

Volunteers drive city vehicles such as sedans or minivans. A four-hour weekly commitment is requested. For more information, visit the Senior Center in Central Park, 18041 Goldenwest St. or call (714) 536-5600.

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