For the second time in six months, the City Council has rejected a Capistrano Unified School District request to convert a planned school site into a residential development.
The vacant site, at Camino Las Ramblas and Avenida California, is next to the 416-home Pacifica San Juan development.
The homes still to be built in that development won’t generate enough students to warrant building a school, CUSD officials decided. The additional students can be accommodated on other campuses, they have said.
The district has an option to acquire the designated school site, zoned for institutional use, from Pacifica San Juan developers. The proposal,