Downside plagues Dragonfly proposal
September 3, 2012
This is an open letter to the Eagle County commissioners, other government
officials, and all concerned citizens up and down our beautiful Roaring Fork Valley.
As a 15-year resident of Missouri Heights, I was quite dismayed to learn that there was even the remotest of chances that zoning here could be changed to allow for any commercial development, especially for a large commercial operation using the property as a non-zoning-compliant cooking school or even selling Dragonfly Ranch as a spec home.
There is no legal, legislative, ethical or moral rationale for changing the zoning in a large, historic ranching and rural community merely for the financial benefit of a few commercial developers.
Besides these obvious precedents for keeping the zoning as it is, the roadway would be extremely and severely impacted. Upper Cattle Creek is steep, winding and with limited visibility. Adding substantially more vehicles would jeopardize the safety of everyone – motorists, bikers, and hikers, not to mention our deer, foxes, and even bald eagles, our national symbol.
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I understand that you have to view their proposal, but please do not acquiesce to their insensitive and dangerous ill-conceived project.