Another bad bounce for tennis courts |

Another bad bounce for tennis courts

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Building tennis courts at the Community Center would take the place of the 126 extra parking spaces needed for a theater, says city planner Patti Haefeli.In a report prepared for tonight’s Glenwood Springs Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, Haefeli recommended denial of the tennis court proposal.Only if the theater were removed from future expansion plans for the Community Center would building the tennis courts be appropriate, she wrote.Haefeli noted that while the Community Center theater is an approved use for the site, tennis courts are not.Tennis players said the location of the courts isn’t as important as simply getting more courts built.”We’re very frustrated. We don’t have enough courts in town,” said Barbara McElwee of Glenwood Springs.”Why don’t they build the golf course and build the tennis courts there?” suggested tennis player Mimi O’Leary. “You can have your golf course, but you’ve got to do this other thing.”The bottom line, said McElwee, is “we need more courts.”The tennis courts proposal is one of five items on the planning commission agenda. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. at City Hall.Other issues on the agenda include:-A major development permit request and special use permit for a veterinary clinic at the west end of the Van Rand Shopping Center.-Annexation, rezoning and major development permit for a 33-unit townhome project at the northwest corner of Overlin Drive.-Resolution of permits for the temporary overflow parking lot in use at Two Rivers Plaza for the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.-Minor subdivision of a two-acre parcel at 401 27th St. into two lots.In addition, the planning commission has set a special meeting for Tuesday, July 1, to hear a concept presentation on the Glenwood Meadows shopping center.- GSPI Staff Writer Ryan Graff contributed to this report.

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