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Letter: Leave access to river in Basalt

There are many of us who would prefer to see Old Town Basalt maintain some of its charm rather than be overdeveloped. Open space by the river is a real asset to a town. A park and undeveloped land have intrinsic value and cannot be replaced once given up. If a town is inviting for people to spend time in, they also will spend money there. Think of the attraction to cyclists, families, visitors, dog walkers and river users who would be able to relax by the river and walk along its banks. When the “vote” for the three plans was put forth, I did vote for the one I thought was the lesser of the evils, but I don’t want to see the river area developed nor the Triangle Park area. There are many other options if we are not just thinking profit and money to the few who could benefit from development. Please keep as much open space and access to the river corridor as possible.

Denise Handrich


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