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Letter: Fight Fox Hollow

I agree that citizens have some responsibility to help keep our town great. That includes asking our City Council to disapprove some proposed new housing developments.

This Thursday, Aug. 18, sometime after 6 p.m., City Council will consider overturning the Planning and Zoning Commission’s wise disapproval of one such proposed housing project, called Fox Hollow.

I, for one, will be there to strongly support our P and Z Commission’s disapproval of the inappropriate development of 34 closely spaced three-story slot homes along a stretch of Midland Avenue.

The specific location is environmentally inappropriate for anything more than low density development. It is not rated “walkable” as it is too far from public transportation, shopping, places of employment, etc. Therefore, such density there will only exacerbate traffic congestion in the city. It will also cut off the last good wildlife passage between Red Mountain and the Roaring Fork.

Moreover, none of the units in this proposed development will be affordable. Nonetheless, the developer has requested numerous variances from code.

Hopefully, I will see many other concerned citizens at the City Council meeting. For more information, please see http://tinyurl.com/NickKellyFoxHollow.

Nick Kelly

Glenwood Springs

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