Dan Thomas and Tom Pokorny of 7473 Crestone, LLC are submitting applications to the City of Salida for a Major Subdivision/ Major Impact Review. The land to be subdivided is identified as 7473 Crestone (7473 C.R.160)- former planned MiraMonte Subdivision.
It is bordered by the Cottonwood Green subdivision to the East (which is directly west of the Salida Golf Course), a single family home and property to the north, three 2-acre lots with single family homes to the West and a vacant 18-acre parcel to the South.
The developers wish to build 46 units on the property and a one acre park. The development is said to “mimic” downtown Salida but the “Mesa” is not downtown Salida.
The Mesa for all of us who grew up in Salida is not meant to have this density. I do not oppose the development but hope to change the City Council’s mind to build 1/2 of the units, in essence, mimicking the Cottonwood Greens subdivision and all the homes in the area.
The only ones who gain in this effort are the City of Salida who will garner huge tap fees per unit and the developers who were able to get the land cheap. It does not help those who seek affordable housing.
There is no where on the Mesa that has the density of the proposed subdivision nor do I know of the same density in downtown Salida.
By signing the petition at www.gopetition.com (search for Stop the Mesa High Density Development), you say to the Salida City Council to change the density of the proposed subdivision to mimic the density of subdivisions on the Mesa.
FYI – The Salida Comprehensive Plan (Chapter 6) states:New neighborhoods or infill homes should be compatible with community character with respect to density, design and demographics…New neighborhoods should mirror traditional patterns of nearby neighborhoods…
Thirty-seven foot lots that are proposed in this development DO NOT mirror patterns of the neighboring subdivisions (Cochetopa Estates, Mesa Village, Cottonwood Greens and 2-acre parcels to the west).
Salidans Unite – please sign the petition.