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Handout, Platform Tennis Courts~~~~ G"; ~ HOUSING AUTHORIIY 3120 Broadway • Boulder, Colorado 80304 Phone (303) 441-3150 • Fax (303) 939-9569 of the City of Boulder For Hearing Assistance 1-800-659-2656 To Parks Board of D~rectors From Laura Noms, Housmg Authonty of the C~ty of Boulder~~ ~ Re Platform Tenms Courts Date December 21, 2000 Th~s memorandum prov~des the Pazks Boazd with the Housmg Authonty's perspect~ve on the proposed move of the platform tenms courts Staff has reviewed your site plan and has also spent some time understandmg the position of those m opposiuon to the proposed move. The followmg expresses our position on the move The Housmg Authonty is not opposed to the movement of the platform tenms courts to the grassy area between the Broadway Apartments and the tenms courts. Staff does not observe that the Broadway residents use the grassy azea frequently Most residents use the playground azea m the middle of the Broadway Apartments for recreahonal purposes ~„'" `~-- However, the Housmg Authonty does want to express concern about the negative impact that hghtmg and noise may have on [he residents of the Broadway Apar[ments. Specifically, the lights are lazge and bnght and could be mterfere with residents' abilrty to sleep m the apartments directly ad~acent to the proposed locahon of the platform tenms courts The noise generated by the users of the platform tenms courts could aiso disturb the res~dents of the Broadway Apartments If the platform tenms courts are moved, the Housmg Authonty will strongly advocate for restncted hours of availability of the facility to mitigate negat~ve impact from the lights and noise on our residents For example, staff would ask for the courts to not be available before 9 00 am and after 7 00 pm Overall, the Housmg Authonty would prefer to have the green space mamtamed for aesthetic purposes However, if the hours of availability aze restncted, we beheve that our pnmary concerns for our residents aze addressed adequately Thank you for your consideration m this matter If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Laura Noms, D~rector of Housmg Services at (303) 441-1924 ~ _;.~ '~`° ~~9 ~ ,~ ~H~ EpuN Haslrg OppaiAnM