Diane Moser: Peak One density of concern
April 13, 2009
Thank you Mark Fox. You are my neighbor, and I applaud you for finally speaking up to all the people out there that are crying “elitist” to we Friscoites who will be directly affected by the development of the Peak One parcel. I don’t know one person that lives here that I would consider an “elitist.” Everyone I know in this neighborhood is a local, hard-working, tax-paying citizen simply trying to make ends meet in this grossly inflated economic community.
The letters I’ve read lately have a similar theme of bashing people for the “not in my backyard” attitude. Funny, but the majority of these letters have been written by people who don’t even live in Frisco. How would this issue be different to you if it WAS in your backyard? The concern I have is with the “high density” development that has been proposed here. What I envision is an abundance of traffic, trash, pollution, noise, etc. in an area that is directly between my home and my children’s school. Of course I don’t want this in my backyard, and if that makes me a NIMBY then so be it.
I am all for more local families living in Frisco and I truly believe that Summit County has a desperate need for affordable housing. The propaganda from Families for Frisco that I received in the mail states that “the April election is about a select few wanting to preserve their own interest.” As locals, we should ALL have an interest in preserving our beautiful environment and maintaining a safe community for ourselves and our children. Please bring on the affordable housing but keep the development within reason for the sake of the current residents of the area and the future residents of the Peak One homes.