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7 - Handout, Platform Tennis Courts~ a h ~~~ ~ , p ~2/~ s"/~ i/~ L~ OUSING AUTHORIIY 3120 Broadway ~ Boulder, Colorado 80304 Phone (303) 441-3150 ~ Fax (303) 939-9569 of the City of Boulder For Heanng Assistance 1-800-659-2656 To Pazks Board of Directors From Laura Noms, Housmg Authonty of the City of Boulder ~I Re Platform Tenms Courts Date May 10, 2001 ~ This memorandum prov~des the Parks Board with the Housmg Authonty's updated perspechve on the location proposed for the move of the platform tenms courts at the North Boulder Recreat~on Center. Staff has reviewed your new site plan that moves the platform courts closer to the [enrus courts The followmg expresses our posrtion on the move • Overall, the Housmg Au[honty encourages the Parks Boazd to explore other viable options for placement of the platform courts and prefers to have the green space mamtamed for aesthehc purposes at the site 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 We beheve that the new locahon, closer to the tenrus courts, will help to mingate concerns about noise and ]~gh[mg As stated previously, staff does not observe that the Broadway res~dents use the grassy area frequently Most residents use the playground area m the middle of the Broadway Apartments for recreational purposes Even with the new locahon, the Housmg Authonty conUnues to have concerns about the noise and hghting associated wrth the platform courts Specifically, the hghtmg may mterfere with residents' abilrty to sleep m the apartments direcfly ad~acent to the proposed location of the platform tenms courts The no~se generated by the users of the platform tenms courts may also disturb the residents With the new locauon, the Housmg Authonty would not msist upon restncted hours of ava~lability Staff would wa~t and see if a problem were to anse for our residents, and if so, come back to the Parks Boazd and ask for shortened hours of operation for the platform courts ~ Thank you for your considerahon m this matter If you have any quest~ons, please do not hesitate to call Laura Noms, Director of Housmg Services at (303) 441-1924. Equal Nousing OppaMnTy