My Turn: Stop whining about Canyon Springs |

My Turn: Stop whining about Canyon Springs

John Smith
Special to the Sun

Bluntly, Iand#8217;m saying and#8220;waaaaahand#8221; to the Canyon Springs story. Iand#8217;m a Juniper Creek homeowner whoand#8217;ll be greatly affected by Canyon Springs and the usage of Martis Peak Road. But, so what?! The developers and town of Truckee will assure the increased traffic is managed appropriately. Canyon Springs is not and#8220;risking kidsand#8217; safety.and#8221; This is a weak attempt to stir emotions using a and#8220;children in dangerand#8221; plea. And, that land is privately owned (not open space) so it could be developed any time. The best we can hope for is a responsible, mindful, truthful, collaborative and respectful developer, like Chip Huck.

Iand#8217;m breathing a sigh of relief (and FRESH air) knowing that no more Glenshire dirtbikers and snowmobilers will be blazing around our subdivision and the land before it. Did yaand#8217;ll forget (or ignore) the fact that this land is owned by Raleyand#8217;s/The Teels? Imagine sitting at home, enjoying a beautiful day only to be interrupted by the deafening roar of snowmobiles tromping through your yard, followed by the nauseating ingestion of the fumes left behind. Iand#8217;m pleased to have the acreage community we paid for finally become the peaceful respite it always shouldand#8217;ve been.

Shame on you Glenshire residents for abusing this acreage for years and now crying foul as land that wasnand#8217;t yours may get developed. Shame on you squealing eastern Glenshire Drive homeowners. You knew the land behind your homes could be developed and should be thankful you had a backyard and#8220;open spaceand#8221; playground all this time. Stop masking selfish interests as dangers and issues.

The whining about development needs a rest … Old Greenwood/Grayand#8217;s, Martis, Railyard, Canyon Springs. Accept what is, team with developers (Canyon Springs and otherwise) to have cohesive, thoughtful, environmentally-sensitive, controlled, perhaps even (gasp!) advantageous residential (and commercial) additions to our special mountain town.

John Smith is a Truckee resident.

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