Helen Majzler: CU South Campus and the case for nature – Boulder Daily Camera

This is the first time I’ve expressed my concern about the CU South Campus property. I have tried to keep an open mind about the needs of the… university especially for additional student and faculty housing. I have also supported the need for flood mitigation work on behalf of residents who have suffered from the 2013 flood. But, the overly ambitious plan for housing and academic building development seems totally out of character with this property.This is one of the last precious Boulder resources where nature and wildlife still thrive. You just have to look at Chautauqua to see what pressures humans have put on the natural world. There is just something wrong about taking away living space from the creatures that make up the natural world.

Source: Helen Majzler: CU South Campus and the case for nature – Boulder Daily Camera

Boulder County planning panel hears resumed debates over Twin Lakes properties – Boulder Daily Camera

Arguing once again against the Housing Authority’s and school district’s higher-density housing-designation proposal, however, was Dave Rechberger, chairman of the Twin Lakes Action Group.

Rechberger, whose organization has pushed to keep the 20 acres designated as open space, precluding any future development there, accused backers of the change to a medium-density category of having engaged in “a pattern of manipulation and misrepresentation of the process and facts.”

Full Story: Boulder County planning panel hears resumed debates over Twin Lakes properties – Boulder Daily Camera

Maggie Burrall: Open space is not a tragedy

The tragedy of open space (re: Michael J. Maloy’s guest opinion published Jan. 8) is not that it is, in itself, a tragedy — nor that its provisions might have tragic consequences — but that there are those who see these things as tragic and title them as such.

Source: Maggie Burrall: Open space is not a tragedy – Boulder Daily Camera