In your mail this week, you likely received a couple of slick, glossy expensive pieces of propaganda from “Yes for Greenwood Village” regarding the June 6 special election on the proposed changes to Greenwood Village’s Comprehensive Plan, which sets forth Greenwood Village’s vision, goals and planning framework. VOTING NO on June 6 maintains the existing comprehensive plan and vision for the Village.
Their mailings, website and full-page ads in the Villager claim that voting yes, “enables a 35-40% reversal of traffic congestion”.
Using traffic statistics from the Village’s traffic engineer, it is estimated that the 3.3 million square foot development plan (3-times the Size of Streets of Southglenn) that Alberta Development Partners submitted last summer could produce 34,000 VEHICLE TRIPS PER DAY (and that was only on 55% or 24 of the 44-acre development opportunity in the Subarea). Most of these trips would be incremental, since the Marilyn Hickey Church and empty 13-acre lot in the proposed Subarea currently produce a limited amount of traffic. This is over TWICE the amount of traffic from a sold out Nuggets or Avalanche game. Continue reading