Letter to the Editor: Stop suburban sprawl in Glenshire
Once again the real estate development team of Canyon Springs has submitted a plan to the Town of Truckee with little change from their previous proposals.
Their plans call for the sale of 186 lots on land along the east end of Glenshire. Proposed access to this development would be primarily at the Glenshire Drive/Martis Peak intersection and#8212; with an emergency access through a usually closed gate at Edinburgh Drive.
Contrary to what the developerand#8217;s sales pitch may be, they are blatantly indifferent to the impact that a development of this magnitude would have on the surrounding Glenshire community.
Instead of dividing the land into large parcels (such as The Meadows or Martis Peak), it seems that their intent is to maximize profit by dividing small and selling more.
I understand that a reasonable amount of growth is good for the local economy, but if this plan is approved the impact on residents of Glenshire would be disastrous. Quality of life would suffer in a number of ways:
and#8226; a major increase in traffic on existing residential roads.
and#8226; an increase in noise, air and visual pollution.
and#8226; a decrease in property values of the impacted residences in the surrounding areas.
and#8226; a negative impact on local wildlife and#8212; including the deer migration corridor that runs through this land.
If anyone has concerns about this project you can:
and#8226; Write to the Town of Truckee Planning department.
and#8226; Write a letter to the Sierra Sun.
and#8226; Attend all meetings that concern this project.
and#8226; Check out sosglenshire.org website to keep abreast of this development.
I believe that, in numbers, we can make a difference. Otherwise we will get steamrolled by the big money and greed that are behind this project.
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