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Making everything invisible

Dear Editor:

Anyone driven down McLain Flats Road in the last few days?

Remember the proposed 5,000-square-foot house that, mainly because of the architect’s promise of obscurity due to its being constructed over the natural crest of the landscape, somehow how ended up more than two and a half times the zoning code at 13,500 square feet?

What they forgot to mention was to make the place, in their words, “invisible,” they are scraping the entire property of topsoil and vegetation, which, by the way, is an important elk wintering range, to construct a huge ugly berm right next to McLain Flats road therefore creating their OWN version of “the crest of the landscape.” Oh, you won’t be able to see the house all right or the valley, or the mountains, or the wildlife, or the wildflowers, or anything else except maybe a big expensive gate that says MINE, KEEP OUT.

This is truly one of the worst travesties, among the many, spawned by the megarich to fulfill their greedy desires. I personally think we have been doubled duped. If they are complying with their original proposal then the county officials and the Woody Creek caucus’ planning division should be totally ashamed of themselves, if they’re not complying, then they should be red-tagged immediately.

Don Dixon

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