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Stand up to Tree Farm development

Eagle County commissioners,

Building the Tree Farm development is not in the best interest of our community.

The trade is massive development in exchange for 43 affordable-housing units. The density of this development will destroy the quality of life we currently have in the midvalley.

The midvalley has already approved building around 700 employee rentals and affordable-housing units.

The other 340 residences Ace Lane plans to build on the Tree Farm are not guaranteed to be affordable for the population that needs the housing. What is considered affordable?

What prevents a second-home owner from purchasing these units? Working residents would have to compete with the second-home owners to buy a unit.

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This development becomes a housing problem when units are not affordable for those who need them. The 43 units included in this plan do not justify the dense development proposed.

On Thursday, the Eagle County commissioners will meet with Ace Lane and his Tree Farm developers at the Eagle County Building.

Those concerned about this project need to show up in full force to this last meeting. All our past efforts need to come to fruition, and this could depend on your attendance.

Patrice K. Becker

Basalt

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