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Where to put the new people

Corky WoodringDillon

The Dec. 28 story on population growth was very informative. County Commissioner Bill Wallace’s comment on the transfer of development rights was not in line with previous articles.I do not remember anything about transferring density to Summit Cove or other residential neighborhoods. What I do remember is transferring density to the resort areas, Keystone and Copper, which makes sense. Keep the growth at the ski areas, not spread out through the whole county. Was that not the idea? Increasing the density in the existing neighborhoods will not maintain the quality of life for the people who live in these neighborhoods.There is a lot more to controlled growth that shifting some density rights around. If this is the commissioners’ plan, why did they turn down Copper’s development plan in July? It was because of too much density.Perhaps Mr. Wallace should listen to what people really want. You can’t turn back the clock but you can slow it down and try to not be forced to manage by crisis but through planning for all your citizens.

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