Monday letters: Ascendigo, Hershey | PostIndependent.com
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(This letter was originally resolved to the Garfield County commissioners.)
Ascendigo Autism expert services is proposing to develop a assets on Missouri Heights for a long term software and housing facility. That residence is a attractive and attractive area and is destined for enhancement. As it is platted now, it will have a lot more square feet in single-relatives homes, main to targeted traffic equivalent or increased than this facility may make.
Outside lights from household enhancement is confident to exceed Ascendigo’s proposed lighting. Ascendigo’s proposal is the most effective choice for that house.
The properties will be vitality productive, going further than needed codes, and the venture will be an environmentally exemplary growth, because they have currently fully commited to doing the job toward net-zero properties.
An additional constructive element is that those properties will be grouped jointly, leaving a significant portion of the land undeveloped to go on to hold open house for wildlife. The proposed little pond should really be appealing and beneficial to birds and other animals.
This task will also be an illustration for other facilities that may perhaps be produced about the area, condition or state that will present packages and existence-advancement techniques to persons with autism. Ascendigo is 1 of the leading plans in the nation, and this is a different action in steady innovation for which the corporation is recognized.
I persuade help for Ascendigo’s proposal to acquire this property for people good reasons.
If not there, the place?
Exciting belief that Karen Moculeski, president of Retain Missouri Heights Rural, submitted in response to Andrea Chacos’ column. Karen’s concern for autistic recreation is commendable even so, there are no good strategies for different web sites. It is all defensive, and right here way too, no choices, no really hard info.
If weighed aspect by side according to the 2030 master program, how would Ascendigo Ranch assess to the formulated use of the land as lower-density housing? If the collective impression would exceed Ascendigo’s, it could, by her definitions, preclude proposed long run establish-out.
Sadly, her issues really don’t appear honest since they are just one-sided. Sure, wildfires, winding roads can be considered, but water are not able to be built commonly offered if it is not on-web site. It begs the issue if water would be readily available to future housing.
The bottom line, if men and women are not receptive, information really do not subject. This is the difficulty that looms the biggest. Sound familiar?
A handful of items occurred to me though reading through Tony Hershey’s “counterpoint” in the May 12 edition.
I comprehend that expending funds on a local community study looks frivolous to Mr. Hershey, but to those of us not gifted with omniscience, it would seem like the most objective way to figure out the citizens’ priorities.
If fixing potholes and simple infrastructure are Mr. Hershey’s prime priorities, I do not comprehend why he voted in favor of expending $6 million on a tunnel to preserve a runway employed by only a handful of Glenwood Springs citizens, while at the exact same time he voted from the full 2021 streets servicing finances.
Mr. Hershey states he’s extremely substantially in opposition to frivolous “beautification” projects, however, as I recall, he voted in favor of spending $800,000 to landscape the new exit 116 roundabout. I, for one particular, would be curious to know regardless of whether this was a greater precedence to Glenwood Springs residents than funding the Parks Division or keeping the Rec Heart open, the two of which Mr. Hershey has opposed.
I would be fascinated in hearing Mr. Hershey’s clarification for how the votes he’s taken in good shape into his stated priorities.
Personally, I’m encountering some cognitive dissonance attempting to make perception of them.