Nothing adds up on the Frisco parcel |

Nothing adds up on the Frisco parcel

I attended the Frisco meeting where consultant Ford Frick presented as skewed a presentation as possible on uses for the 9.4-acre parcel.He said retail works, even though there continues to be high vacancy in retail in Frisco and many more buildings to be built. Colorado Mountain College won’t work, because students want to walk to Main Street, he said.I guess restaurants such as MiZuppa’s, Food Hedz and China Szechuan don’t count. Nor do Safeway and Wal-Mart for supplies.Residential doesn’t work because it costs as much for fire and police as it brings in with property taxes. I hope all the new retail workers find a place to live, because recently, there was but one two-bedroom condominium for sale in Frisco for less than $250,000. Forget about a townhome or duplex in that price range, you’ll need at least $300,000. Affordable housing? We want to disburse it through the town (except when it comes to the most recent case next to Frisco Elementary, then we want to downsize it.)And one last rambling thought. Why do we have a sales tax to purchase open space when nearly 80 percent of Summit County could be considered open space, yet no mechanism for supplying housing for the people who take the jobs at the retail and restaurants and hospitals that we are building?

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