Letter to the editor: Please rethink the closure of Frisco Main Street | SummitDaily.com

Letter to the editor: Please rethink the closure of Frisco Main Street

Rob Philippe

Frisco Town Council, please rethink the closure of Main Street. Why?

  • We are closing our main thoroughfare during what is projected to be the most ever summer season of automobile/road trip travel.
  • Check out the Wednesday volume of side street parking when Main Street is still open. There are few spaces available even before the season starts! 
  • The town’s dirt parking lot at Third and Granite streets does not even have stairs or any other access to Main Street.
  • The west Main Street exit is now the preferred entry into central Frisco as the east exit and entrance traffic backs up.
  • Closed Main Street will cut off the needed volume of one-time only visitors who access to our unique “Main Street of the Rockies.” We need their added  business.
  • Business and retail are the majority of Main Street. Restaurants are the minority, and all restaurants already have outdoor dining protected from the changing climate.
  • The near daily rain and wind storms coming down from Tenmile Canyon will constantly disrupt whatever outdoor plans you may have.
  • Frisco does not have a safe and proven route that moves traffic effectively detouring Main Street. There will be backups that will deter future business.  
  • There is now a petition circulating asking the Town Council to reconsider the closure. While not 100% consensus, when delivered it will be near 50% consensus.

Thank you for your consideration and please revisit the “parklets” plan that works for everybody.

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