The Oct. 26 Camera front-page article “City seeks big, varied housing development” describes plans for a planned 194-unit development at 30th and Pearl Streets.This is in addition to the approved land-use change to build 29-67 units on Stanford Court, in our south Boulder single-family neighborhood.Plans to build multiple units into areas zoned for single families are also opposed by other neighbors at Bluebell and Martin Acres. A high-density expansion on open space is opposed by the Twin Lakes Action Group in the county. There seems to be a continual effort to add big, high-density buildings into residential neighborhoods in spite of strong opposition from the neighbors.
It is generally accepted that growth does not pay for itself. Our schools are bursting at the seams, traffic is out of control and Boulder’s quality of life is affected. We ask City Council to get an independent evaluation of the the impact of a development on neighborhoods before approving it.
Anne and Mike Fenerty