Colorado Public Radio’s Nate Minor rides along for an unprecedented tour inside Redtail Ridge, the former StorageTek site that has been closed to the public for generations.
“I have heard the owner of the property has spent over $5 million on plans over the last 5 years. The plans were repeatedly modified to reflect the input from the council and what they heard from public participation. They offered to absorb the costs of delayed infrastructure needs that the City has not had the resources to direct to the area. They designed and offered new parks, biking and hiking trails, a pond, and reasonable services for the area.”
Former City Council member and Marshall Fire survivor Susan Loo urges fellow residents to vote YES on April 19. ” think the developer will redo this old plan as suggested by the opposition is wishful thinking. The city council’s ability to demand new concessions are severely limited by law.”
Boulder County’s League of Women Voters have published a balanced guide for Louisville voters to help make an informed choice in the April 19 special election.
“The YES on Redtail Ridge position is based on the fact that development of this property will happen, and by the City working with the developer to get meaningful and environmental concessions, a good compromise could, and did happen. I strongly urge you to vote YES on Redtail Ridge!”
“Prioritized expansion of Campus Drive to be completed on the developer’s dime by summer of 2023. Could this occur if the No vote wins? Probably. But we have no idea when. As a Monarch parent for 11 years, I love that this plan, if approved, will get this road completed by next summer.”
“Others have claimed that Council still has oversight to make the 2010 GDP better and fix some of the shortcomings. But, by that logic, doesn’t council have that same oversight to improve on the much better 2021 version? Why would we go backwards to try to get more?”
Avista Adventist Hospital’s first CEO of 23 years, John Sackett, urges a YES vote to help the hospital move into a new facility at Redtail Ridge. Moving the hospital to a brand new facility off US 36 and Northwest Parkway helps the hospital and the community. Avista is Louisville’s largest employer.
Louisville’s top experts in local economic development make the business case for Redtail Ridge: “But to expedite our recovery and rebuilding, the city needs the financial resources generated by projects like Redtail Ridge, including economic benefits that will help revitalize our struggling retail districts and other business centers.”
Nearly 140 Louisville residents contributed to the campaign, with an average donation of $45. “We are thrilled that our citizen-led initiative has inspired so many Louisville residents to generously support the Yes For Louisville campaign,” said Richard Morgan, the campaign’s treasurer.