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Letter: Planned development affects us all

To anyone whose daily commute encompasses the busiest stretch of Highway 82 from Basalt to El Jebel, you might be interested in attending the public meeting of the Roaring Fork Valley Planning Commission on Thursday, June 4, at the Eagle County building in El Jebel around 2:30 p.m. This meeting is the second stage of approval for the Tree Farm Development proposed between the El Jebel Road and Willits Lane.

In 2009 when the sketch plan was approved, the development was to consist of 319 dwellings and 96,375 square feet of commercial space, which was estimated to generate over 3,000 more vehicles daily. The current plan increases the dwellings to 400 and adds over 38,000 square feet of commercial space.

If you can’t make the afternoon meeting, you could submit your concerns to the Eagle County Planner Scot Hunn at Scot.hunn@eaglecounty.us by e-mail or at:

Planning, PO Box 179, 500 Broadway, Eagle, CO 81631. This development will effect everybody in the valley, not just the small portion of Eagle County, so let your concerns be heard.

Mary Robertson

Basalt


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