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Update: Stop 63rd Street Subdivision and other goings-on.

January, 2024
 

Hello everyone, and Happy New Year!


Just a brief message to update you on the Stop 63rd Street Subdivision effort, other goings-on in Boulder County, and tell you about a new effort we're launching. Here goes:


63rd Street Subdivision 

We spoke with the Boulder County Planner, and he said that the application status for the subdivision at 63rd Street and Niwot Road has not changed since October 13 (application SD-23-0003). Its status continues to be "tabled indefinitely." 


Other nearby applications.

There are 2 major applications that may interest you: 

1. Kanemoto 

A development of some 400+ units is proposed for the 40-acre Kanemoto site near the Diagonal and Airport Road.  The Boulder County Commissioners voted to rescind the longstanding Kanemoto conservation easement, and development is now pending a decision by the Longmont City Council about whether to annex the parcel. 


2. Private Tennis Complex

An application has been submitted to build a private tennis complex with 50+ lighted courts (some with seasonal all-weather bubbles) on "Gunbarrel hill", on the 20 acres adjacent to the church on 79th Street and Lookout Road. The parcel is currently zoned "agricultural" and for one residence. 


Launch of a new effort

A few of us have been talking about the difficulties of staying informed about County issues such as the above, which seem to be coming more frequently and are often hard to find out about. Unincorporated areas are inherently more difficult to be & feel "connected" (from a communications standpoint)... And yet the above issues have proven that residents throughout the County, (whether residing within city boundaries or in the unincorporated areas), really do CARE about the issues related to the preservation of County open spaces, agricultural lands, and protected view corridors. To that end, we propose starting a group composed of Boulder County residents who are interested in staying informed about County issues. We would begin by assembling an email list.  That list would be used (sparingly) for occasional updates, such as the above.  Eventually, we would launch a website to aid in communications about issues. And beyond that, we could explore options for organizing further. 

 

We end this update with an invitation. 

Would you like to be on a contact list for this new, broader group? Please reply here to join


We respect your time and we promise not to bombard you with emails. The aim is to be a resource that builds "connective tissue" among concerned citizens throughout the County.


Thanks again for your support!

Bests,

Chris Ennis and Karen Mandery

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