Frisco seeks more input on master plan
FRISCO – The town of Frisco is stirring some caffeine into its community planning.Frisco residents will have the opportunity to offer their opinions on the town’s 2004 Master Plan this weekend at two popular Main Street coffee shops: Rocky Mountain Coffee Roasters on Saturday morning and Pika Bakery on Sunday morning.”We’re trying to reach out to more sectors of the community,” said planning technician Lina Lesmes. “We’re really excited to update this plan, because the community changes so much in five years.”The master plan provides guidelines for town staff and decision makers on issues like transportation, economic development, environmental sustainability, recreation and growth. The document is updated through a public process every five years.A citizens’ advisory committee has been working on the 2004 draft plan during the past several months. The group solicited feedback on their ideas Tuesday night at an open house, during which about 20 citizens placed bright, orange stickers next to their favorite “action items” listed on a series of posters.”On environmental sustainability, it was hard for me to select one thing,” said Frisco resident Pam Murano. “I thought we should do them all. I like that the town is listening to people’s input.”In the recreation category, resident Art Burger supported improvements to the marina to bring more people into Frisco. He also liked the idea of working with other towns and the school district to coordinate recreational amenities.Pedestrian safety topped Julie Huyler’s list of concerns: “Stop signs seem to be a major inconvenience for people,” she said. “I’m wanting my son to get out and explore, and it’s scary. I think it’s important to improve pedestrian amenities, and there needs to be enforcement of speeding (laws).”The posters and orange dots will be available to all Frisco residents at the two coffee shops this weekend and at town hall all day Thursday. Some of the top dot-getters from Tuesday night’s open house included:– Expand the marina to include additional amenities (covered picnic tables, food service establishments, etc.).– Coordinate with the Colorado Department of Transportation to provide for effective screening and sound barriers between major highways and adjacent residential areas.– Create safe pedestrian and bicycle connections across Highway 9 at the marina and the peninsula.– Establish a town wish-list of public art projects or other amenities and create a process whereby the community can contribute financially toward purchasing them.– Work toward increasing the amount of affordable rental housing.– Work with surrounding governments to plan for future, diversified economic development in the county.– Explore opportunities to consolidate services, equipment, etc., with the county and neighboring towns.For more information on the Frisco 2004 Master Plan update, contact Jocelyn Mills in the Frisco Planning Department at (970) 668-5276, ext. 3031, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Julie Sutor can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 203, or at email@example.com.
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