Monday, January 11, 2010

Highland Ranch residents resist large church development

From the Denver Post:

Colorado Christian ends Highlands Ranch quest

Colorado Christian University announced Monday afternoon it is withdrawing its request to purchase 100 acres for a new campus from the Highlands Ranch Community Association because of growing opposition by residents.

The university had planned to move its Lakewood campus serving 1,500 students to the proposed site about a mile south of Rocky Heights Middle School, west of Monarch Road, in Highlands Ranch. The parcel in Highlands Ranch backcountry is a habitat for wildlife, including a large population of elk.
Highlands Ranch residents have expressed concerns about increased traffic on already congested arteries, noise and light pollution, strain on county services, loss of wildlife habitat and diminished property values.

Residents were also troubled by the prospect of subsidizing a private tax-exempt organization with their tax dollars, university officials said.

Read more

Hm. Huge religious development. Wants tax breaks. Citizens stand up and say no.

Why is this so familiar? I could swear I've read about this somewhere else...

No comments:

Post a Comment

Since this blog only allows comments from registered members, there is no moderation. LET 'ER RIP!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.