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Thanks for rallying against Home Depot

Steven Martens, Frisco

I moved to Summit County because I wanted out of suburbia. I don’t want it to follow me. Yes, there is a Wal-mart (I won’t shop there)and a Target. When was the last time you saw the Target parking lot full? I moved here knowing there would be many sacrifices on my part. Higher gas prices, more expensive groceries, and a willingness to drive for the things I really need. Thirty five miles to Avon is not horrible, if you really need to go to Home Depot.The town council of Frisco has identified open space and intra-town transportation as priorities. We already have the Summit Stage. If the town really wants to preserve open space and create more parks and recreation, can’t they do that on the 9.4-acre parcel.I would also like to thank Home Depot for the (sometimes) generous proposals. $200,000 for affordable housing. So it buys a condo unit. Thanks. Half-a-million dollars for constuction of a ballfield? We already have one that is rarely used. Thanks. A new children’s playground? Hey wasn’t there one already one built at the elementery school? Finally, I want to thank the developer who contributed $20,000 in support of Home Depot. Did anyone notice that 95 percent of dollars contributed in support of Home Depot was given generously by the developer? We can do better. Leave it alone. We need less light polution, less traffic, no damage to the wetlands and no more suburbia. If you need convenience, move back to Denver.

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