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Proposed Day Care Facility on Boyd Road

Jan 30, 2017 07:48AM ● By Jennifer Neys

Proposed Day Care Facility on Boyd Road

The City of Pleasant Hill has received a resubmittal for a request for a use permit to allow a 72-child general day care facility at 409 Boyd Road. The property owner, First Church of Christ, Scientist, wants to convert two of the three existing church buildings on the property to Montessori Childcare Center, which would have three classrooms for 72 children, ages 2 through 6 years old. The center would include a 3,750 square foot outdoor playground adjacent to Boyd Road and Kahrs Avenue. The third building would remain a church. The applicant has tried in the past to convert the church into a childcare center and was met with backlash from the neighborhood. Concerns over property values, traffic congestion, and noise were associated with the center. The applicant recently submitted a traffic and acoustic study to the City of Pleasant Hill. The study states there should be no significant impacts related to the childcare.

The zoning is R7, and a childcare center is within zoning requirements. On December 16, a public hearing was held to consider a permit approval of the proposed day care on the site of the First Church Christ Scientist. The public will have another opportunity to weigh in and hear more about this project in the spring. According to Lori Radcliffe, assistant planner for the City of Pleasant Hill, “The application is currently being reviewed for completeness. The Planning Commission and the Architectural Review Commission will review this project. We anticipate the public meeting to start around March/April.” 

The Planning Division has created a webpage at to provide information to the community about the proposal, including the project application, plans, status and other pertinent information.