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3 - Citizen Participation, Extension of Front Range and Lykins from 10th to BroadwayPage 1 of 2 Mary Lovrien - Extension of Front Range and Lykins from lOth to Broadway From: Eric Kosser <ekosser@attbi.com> To: <pollockp@ci.boulder.co.us> Date: 5/16/2002 4:09 PM Sub,ject: Extension of Front Range and Lykins from l Oth to Broadway Dear Mr. Steve Durian: We have read the Planning Board Staff Report concerning the elimination of planned extensions of front range and Lykins into the Dakota Ridge neighborhood and We disagree with the Planning Boazd Staff report findings. The planned extensions should be completely eliminated. We live on the corner of Lykins and Dakota Ridge, thus, we are directly impacted by a number of the issues brought up in the StaFf report. What is the big deal? Extending the streets means that our neighborhood will have direct access to the industrial area, which includes the new homeless shelter site and The Bus Stop Gentlemen's Club. We are concerned about safety, increased industrial traffic and noise. The street extensions are not needed or wanted for the following reasons: The industrial area (between Broadway/Lee Hill and l Oth) is NO LONGER ZONED FOR MIXED USE COMMERCIAL/RETAIL as originally outlined in the North Boulder Sub Community Plan. It is now zoned for transitional business, which eliminates the need for the neighborhood to have access to the azea. The Boulder Bus system has plans to add a bus stop at the Dakota Village which means residents no longer will need to access the bus stops on Broadway. The additional traffic from the expansion of Dakota Ridge and Carrie Neighborhoods can be handled with the Sth Street extension and Laramie Ave. Others in the community support the elimination of the planned extensions of Front Range and Lykins into the Dakota Ridge neighborhood: 159 neighbors signed a petition asking for the abandonment of the Front Range and lykins Street extensions. The County Homeless Shelter recommends abandoning the street extension as outlined in the management plan. The police deparhnent agreed with the neighbors during the Working Group Meetings that the street extensions should be abandoned. 20+ Elementary school children catch their bus each moming at the corners of Dakota & Front Range or Lykins & Fountain. The new Boulder County Homeless shelter's entrance is planned for Front Range. This would put the shelter entrance 200 feet from an entrance to our neighborhood if the streets are extended. file://C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\GW}00013.HTM 5/17/2002 Page 2 of 2 Other neighborhoods have abandoned street extensions in order to minimize traffic, noise and improve safety. We would hope you will take our comments and concerns into consideration when contemplating this issue. We have to say that we am very surprised and disappointed that the Planning Board Staff Report does not address safety concerns at all!!!! Concerned Boulder residents, Eric Kosser & Lara Penny 4884 Dakota Blvd. Boulder, Co 80304 720-565-2778 _o "When I see an adult on a bicycle, _'\<,_ I do not despair for the future of (,/ (~ the human race." -- H.G. Wells file://C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\GW}00013.HTM 5/17/2002