Robert S. Philippe: Think about it, Frisco | SummitDaily.com

Robert S. Philippe: Think about it, Frisco

Robert S. Philippe
Frisco, CO Colorado

Think about it: How nice the totally trashed Peninsula would look if it were anchored by a mature golf course lined by large healthy trees and rolling grass hills. Think about it: How excited Friscoites would be anticipating the opening of the new Colorado Mountain College campus across the highway from the county library and hospital. Think about it: How many times would you have used the ice rink and conference center planned for the Peninsula? Think about it…. How many trips have you made to Silverthorne just to buy a handful of screws or nails? Think about it….

Now think about this: When you walk into your favorite restaurant or bar and your favorite server is no longer there; when you go to the local print shop and that friendly manager has moved on; when the grocery checker that knows you by name has transferred to the city; when the fellow with the nice family that helps you on the marina dock has moved to a better place to live. Think about a town of 50-, 60- and 70-year-olds with no young punks riding their long boards down Main Street, no children playing in the town parks, the only life in town being the weekends when the second-home owners are around Is this the place you really want to live?

This is Frisco, where 5 percent plus 1 voter can tromp on the dreams of 50 percent minus 1 voter.

This is Frisco, a town totally surrounded by National Forest where people still use the “open space” defense against any and all planned development.

Without the Peak One attainable and affordable housing filled with young families, 30-, 40-, and 50- year-old professionals, hard-working single people of all ages and other deserving individuals willing to invest in this community, there will be no future for Frisco. Think about that!


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