What do you want to happen at Vandaveer?
I think that the Vandaveer property represents a terrific opportunity for the City to support an affordable housing campus. There are lots of acres available that can be used to put in some nice, high density, low frills homes and apartments for our local population. Or the City can make a huge recreation complex with hockey and lacrosse fields and create a Recreation District that will tax City population to build and maintain these amenities. Or they can allow a neighborhood of $500,000 second homes that are empty most of the year. Or they can put aside a few acres for schools that may be needed in the future, assisted living facilities, etc. Most likely the final product will be a mixture of many different uses. But the Board needs input from the public to prioritize what these uses should be, and which ones are most desired by us, the locals who live here and who want to live here in the future.
What do YOU want? Show up this Wednesday and make your voice heard. There is a working Master Plan, but it is not complete by any means. The NRDC board is asking for input, and if you don't show up and tell them what you want, you better believe that someone else is going to. I hope to see you there!
Below is the press release that was in today's Mountain Mail:
NRCDC board hosts second meeting
The Salida Natural Resource Center Development Corp. board will host its second public meeting to talk about the master development plan for Vandaveer Ranch from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Salida SteamPlant, 220 W. Sackett Ave. Participants will be able to give their input on the development, affordable housing, future neighborhoods, industrial and business development, recreation sites and trails. For questions or more information, contact Dara MacDonald, city administrator, at 530-2629 or [email protected]