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Don Cacace: Open space to sardine cans

Don Cacace
Friends of Frisco Open Space

Frisco voters can be trusted. They will get it right.

Town officials aren’t being “very clear.”

“Town officials want to make it very clear that the Peak 1 land is not open space by any commonly accepted definition,” states a front page article in the SD.

You be the judge.

Peak 1 is zoned NR2, defined as “It is the intent of the Natural Resources Zoning District … to allow for the continuing use of NR2 lands for public outdoor recreation and the appropriate use of natural resources including minerals, water, wildlife, vegetation and open space in an environmentally sound manner.” (Summit County Zoning Regulations)

Town officials may not be clear on what Peak 1 is, but they know what they want to do with it.

Next Tuesday, the Frisco Town Council will annex and up-zone the Peak 1 parcel four positions from NR2, recreation and open space, to ND, the highest density single family home and duplex zoning Frisco has ever seen. Although condos are not allowed, ND allows 22 duplexes per acre. The current maximum is eight ND also allows houses literally 5 feet apart.

At the public forums, Frisco residents were clear in their call for a low-density development. Even David O’Neill, the Wellington developer said, “Our point of departure was to preserve community character r… You can’t just crank the density.”

From open space to sardine cans. Frisco can do better.

Frisco citizens need another look, and a vote, before the bulldozers arrive.

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