Opposition Petition Rezoning Quincy, Eldridge St. Morrison

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We, the undersigned oppose the proposed re-zoning of W. Quincy Ave & S. Eldridge St., located adjacent to the Home Depot at 4277 S. Eldridge St . in Morrison, Co. The parcels are currently zoned commercial C-1 and PUD under the CMP (Community Master Plan). The rezoning is not compatible with the CMP and residents in the community do not support this project. Residents oppose this project based on the following reasons:

1. The proposed residential rezoning is located in a designated dipping bedrock area. This geological hazard is responsible for tens of millions in excess maintenance and repair costs to taxpayers and homeowners. According to the Colorado Geological Survey, swelling soils are one of the nation’s most prevalent causes of damage to buildings and construction. Annual losses are estimated in the range of $2 billion. The losses include severe structural damage, cracked driveways, sidewalks and basement floors, heaving of roads and highway structures, condemnation of buildings, and disruption of pipelines and sewer lines. The presence of this geological hazard is very evident in the Home depot service road, which displays large cracks and heaving concrete (gutters).

2. Additional traffic in an area that already experiences a larger amount of traffic than most residential areas. This area experiences a constant flow of residential, business, vendor, trail user and church traffic from the Soda Lakes community, Home Depot, gas station, strip mall, and the Kingdom Hall (Church). Many C-470 Bikeway trail users also use Eldridge St. for vehicle parking.

3. Part of the C-470 Bikeway route runs directly through S. Eldridge St., and any additional residential traffic poses an increased danger to trail users.

4. An increase in noise pollution in an area that is already closely located to C-470.

5. The majority of the Soda Lakes Community residents purchased their properties because of the hogback and Red Rocks amphitheater views. The building of homes on these parcels will impede resident's views and negatively affect their property values.

6. Eldridge St. is 530 ft. long and currently all Soda Lakes 1 & 2 residents must use Eldridge St. as the only access point to their homes. Soda Lakes has a total of 82 1-3 bedroom units, with an average of 2 vehicles per unit, totaling 164 vehicles. Many Soda Lakes community members use Eldridge St. for resident and guest parking.The increase in residential traffic will negatively impact and endanger community members.

7. A lack of infrastructure to support another residential area.

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