Potential conflicts of interest for two Planning Board members loom over the board’s highly anticipated Thursday vote on whether to approve a controversial plan to build housing in downtown Boulder for 40 chronically homeless young adults.
I am writing to express my opposition to the the 1440 Pine transitional shelter for young adults… I have spent the last several months serving as a board member on Attention Homes’ Good Neighbor Operations Group…
Sadly, while Attention Homes talked a good game, in the end, they did not incorporate even one neighbor suggestion in their “social enterprise” proposal to the Planning Board on March 17. While they talked about collaborating with the neighbors during the Good Neighbor Operation meetings, behind closed doors, they continued to relentlessly pursue their predetermined agenda…
I am opposed to the current proposal for 1440 Pine Street.
I don’t live nearby. Indeed, I’d rather devote my attention to my own neighborhood issues, but I am so concerned about the dangers to young adults that I must present my concerns.
Of course, most people want options for homeless young adults. I believe that the well-intended people who support this project have not yet considered the ramifications of this particular plan. Continue reading “Why 1440 Pine Street Project is Bad for the Homeless – Judy Nogg”
We recently learned that if private equity firm Gardner Capital, First United Methodist Church and Attention Homes build the proposed 40-bed facility for homeless young adults at 1440 Pine St., the primary funder’s requirements will not allow the facility to be repurposed to serve any other affordable housing needs until 2058.
According to a Feb. 16 letter from Colorado Housing Finance Authority (CHFA), “the land use restriction to be recorded on the project will require the reservation of these units for “homeless” through the extended use period of 40 years.”
Scott Puffer’s letter to the editor (Daily Camera, Dec. 30) shows he feels strongly: 10 meetings with groups opposing the Attention Homes project is just about right before he and his ilk can begin the full-scale, uninterrupted violation of Pine Street. Yes, Pine can be just like Canyon Boulevard with grossly oversized, high-density buildings. Moreover, like recent Boulder development, the building can be just as ugly as any greedy developer from St. Louis or elsewhere can inflict.