Petition update

Mark your calendars for February 10th City Council Meeting! Community meeting February 6th

Save the Farm @Westminster Castle
Westminster, CO, United States

Jan 22, 2020 — 

It has been a big week. Over 100 members of the community who oppose the Uplands development on the Westminster Castle Farm turned out for the Planning Commission meeting on January 14th. It was an impressive showing of how the surrounding communities do not want a high-density subdivision built on the farm. Thank you!
Many community members spoke of how this 100-year old farm has been an important part of the quality of life here. They addressed the relentless traffic, the strain on natural resources and city infrastructure the addition of 2350 housing units will bring, and the loss of green open areas that this part of the city is void of without the farm property.
The Planning Commission rubber-stamped the developer’s request to increase the density for housing on Parcel B and D (B is Bradburn and Lowell and D is Federal and 84th). No debate. No questions. The Planning Departments' recommendation was in favor and did not address any of the objections and concerns raised by the community input. No weight given to the dozens of letters sent that were opposed to this, no acknowledgment of over 5000 signatures on the petition opposing the development.
The appointed Planning Commission voted unanimously to send this first phase of rezoning forward to the City Council. This is where an actual vote to change the Land Use Plan to increase and change zoning, would take place. Several more hearings are still to come. This fight is FAR FROM OVER!
Mark your calendars for February 10th City Council Meeting!
Let’s get even more people to attend and speak. Our voices need to be heard! Keep writing letters! Send them to City Council members and copy the City Manager and Planning Department.
What if we all go to 10 of our neighbors and talk to them about signing the petition, writing a letter, putting a yard sign in their front. Can we speak to the area school PTAs, church groups, book clubs, neighborhood associations, etc.? This affects us all.
Save the Farm Community Meeting is confirmed for Thursday, February 6th, at 6 pm, Advent Lutheran Church, 7979 Meade St., Westminster.
Participate in the community discussion on what the next steps are to Save the Farm. We will break down into working groups to further and focus our work.
Signup for the email list SavetheFarm2019@gmail.com to get regular updates.
We can make a difference. We can stop this! Save the Farm!
Email addresses: Remember to request your letter be placed in the public record.
City Council Members:
Herb Atchison – Westminster Mayor- hatchison@cityofwestminster.us
Anita Seitz – Westminster Mayor Pro Tem - aseitz@cityofwestminster.us
David DeMott – Westminster City Council member - ddemott@cityofwestminster.us
Kathryn Skulley - Westminster City Council member - kskulley@cityofwestminster.us
Jon Voelz - Westminster City Council member - jvoelz@cityofwestminster.us
Rich Seymour – Westminster City Council member rseymour@cityofwestminster.us
Lindsey Smith – Westminster City Council member llsmith@cityofwestminster.us
Copy all letters to:
Don Tripp—City Manager dtripp@cityofwestminster.us
Rita McConnell—Westminster City Planning Manager, rmcconne@cityofwestminster.us
Jacob Kasza – Westminster City Planner, jpkasza@cityofwestminster.us
Patrick Caldwell, Senior Planner, Pcaldwel@cityofwestminster.us


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