Letter: Pillar of Fire plan terrible

Posted 9/18/19

Pillar of Fire plan terrible I read the article on the Oread Development proposal on the “Pillar of Fire” farm (“Pillar of Fire developers making the rounds,” Westminster Window Sept. 12, …

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Letter: Pillar of Fire plan terrible

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Pillar of Fire plan terrible

I read the article on the Oread Development proposal on the “Pillar of Fire” farm (“Pillar of Fire developers making the rounds,” Westminster Window Sept. 12, page 5). There is one error in your article, that I hope can be corrected, which is the statement “Ellington said developers are planning to have room for 2,350 people in the development in a mix of housing types.”

According to the Oread Uplands website they say it is 2,350 units — not people — that will be built. That will mean at least 7,000 people living in their development. That will more than double the neighborhood of Shaw Heights which surrounds the current farm.

Noteworthy is the fact that the Westminster Comprehensive Development Plan accommodates for 5,556 new units across the entire city through 2035. Oread wants nearly half of the whole city’s growth in their one development.

This is a terrible plan for the community, a tragic loss of open space for the entire Front Range and will be a huge loss to future generations if this development is approved by the city.

Karen Ray,

Westminster

Editor’s note: Ellington did say units and not people. His quote was reported incorrectly and has been corrected in the online edition.

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