Traffic study not ‘prepared hastily’
December 9, 2005
Re: Home Depot traffic study predicts few effects, impacts (SDN Dec. 7)Mr. Morris states that the traffic study “spoke little of the business’s future impacts and contained numbers inconsistent with those provided in the company’s original proposal.” We assume that the “original proposal” Mr. Morris is referring to is the Request for Proposal (RFP) that Galloway, Romero and Associates prepared and submitted to the town on July 7, 2005. The report titled “Frisco Home Depot Traffic Impact Analysis” prepared by Felsburg Holt & Ullevig is the first detailed analysis that has been prepared to address the impacts of a Home Depot on this site. This analysis has been prepared in exactly the manner that was referred to in the Request for Proposal, and in fact has been provided and made public prior to the election in an attempt to disseminate the information to the public. The report must be still reviewed and approved by both the town of Frisco and the Colorado Department of Transportation, and may be further modified through the review process.In addition, several “errors” were identified by the reporter, and we apologize if these caused any confusion. These “errors” were typos, as can be expected in a draft report, and do not affect the content of the data or the conclusions of the report. The assertion that the report was “prepared hastily” is simply unfounded.