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Suncrest citizen concerns about Mountain Park Estates proposal

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Major Concerns

1. Processing Materials on-site (mini-gravel pit) creating noise (8 am to 5 pm) and dust.

2. There are too many lots for this “mountainous terrain”. (City staff implies 86 lots would be desireable.)

3. There is not a “non-disturbance buffer” along much of the boundary with Tallwoods.

4. Nearly 80% of the gross area (83 acres) will be stripped of all vegetation, surface rock and topsoil and then re-vegetated.

5. The stable hillside (5 or 6 acres) below lots 109-114 will be stripped. This hillside watershed converges virtually to a point (2 Eagle Crest lots) substantially increasing the risk for flooding and erosion.

6. The secondary access would be Talon Reach Court (cul-de-sac with lots of children) that would increase traffic volumes about 4-fold, and negate earlier Council action approving the cul-de-sac.

7. Eagle Crest Drive will be used to transport home construction materials to lots 127-147.

8. The Lot A, for the Memorial Park, will remain zoned Regional Commercial, but 6 homes may end up there.

9. There is a lack of internal connectivity – 21 lots are separated from the other 126 lots.

10. There is no neighborhood park or clubhouse to unite the residents.

Major Recommendations

1. Eliminate the on-site processing of materials – an industrial activity surrounded by nice homes makes no sense.

2. Less than 100 lots would be much more compatible with the natural terrain.

3. Provide a Non-Disturbance buffer along the complete boundary with Tallwoods like other existing residential lots.

4. Construct a 30 to 35-foot street generally between lots 11/12 and 130, which 1) will increase the non-disturbance area about 5 or 6%, 2) eliminate the need to strip a very stable slope, 3) avoid building materials being transported on Eagle Crest Drive,4) avoid dumping traffic onto a cul-de-sac 5) provide connectivity between the separate areas and 6) honoring commitments of previous Council action.

5. Lot A should be rezoned residential (R4), in the event the Monument Park does not happen. If it does, the city should issue an appropriate special use permit. Also, all of the open space acreage should be zoned as such “OS”.

6. There should be a neighborhood park and/or a clubhouse.

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