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Tennis Townhouses, Quicksilver owners continue to oppose freestyle center

John Walton - president Tennis Townhouses Homeowners Association, Keystone

Notwithstanding Ken and Linda Sawyer’s offer of being good neighbors and asking us to join an advisory panel, homeowners at the Tennis Townhouses and Quicksilver Condominiums continue to be opposed to certain aspects of the proposed freestyle center.

Hopefully, we can all work these differences out.

Therefore, we recently wrote to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) asking that it consider the following before reaching a decision on Oct. 13.

Has any consideration been given to an alternative site for the 65-foot aerial ski jump? Why put it in a residential area? Why not put it on the mountain as is the case in Park City, Utah. Why lower our property values by creating noise and visual pollution just a short distance from two quiet neighborhoods.

The Park City freestyle training center has three jumps and all are located on the mountain. In our case, we are going to have a broadside view of this monstrosity. The same goes for the 55-foot, tent-like pavilion that is to be used for concerts and special events. Some compare it to DIA, but I say it looks like a circus tent.

Has enough attention been paid to the adequacy of parking? On any given day, the lot adjacent to the tennis center is filled. Keystone says it is adequate, but have the proper studies been done? Have Keystone maintain four tennis courts and have them cover two with a bubble in the winter. Who says tennis is a dying sport? Not where I come from.

Did not Keystone make a prior promise that as an allowance for the high-density build-out at River Run they would maintain the tennis center and other amenities? Shouldn’t they be held accountable to this?

Resolving these major issues to the satisfaction of the nearby homeowners would go a long way toward restoring integrity and trust.

We could then all be the good Keystone neighbors that the Sawyers are calling for.

However, if the BOCC approves PUD Modification No. 03-118 in its entirety, then the impacted homeowners will have no recourse other then to litigate.

John Walton


Tennis Townhouses

Homeowners Association, Keystone

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