The meadow adjacent to the Felton Faire Shopping Center has changed hands once again.
This week, Mount Hermon Association, Inc. (MHA), which has operated Christian camps and conferences in the San Lorenzo Valley since 1906, completed the purchase of about 15 acres of undeveloped land from South County Housing Corp. (SCH) of Gilroy, CA. The land is adjacent to Felton Faire Shopping Center, and across E. Zayante Road from MHA’s Redwood Camp.
SCH bought the property in 2006 for the purpose of developing affordable housing units on the site. After encountering substantial community concerns, and faced with serious declines in the local real estate market, SCH approached MHA about buying the property from them.
MHA intends to use the property for various recreational camping purposes – and will work with local residents and groups to ensure that our uses are compatible with many community values we all share. For example, we would propose plans that are:
- Essentially “green,” mostly open space, and scenic.
- Enriching the lives of children in our camping program -- in a beautiful natural environment.
- Mainly for recreation.
· Interested parties with questions or comments are encouraged to contact the Mount Hermon leadership team at 430-123