Audubon lobbying leads to open space
That, in essence, was the question in a letter the Fort Collins Audubon Society wrote to the Larimer County planning department outlining some of the concerns the group has had about a residential development near Fossil Creek Reservoir.
Construction on the $200 million, 406-unit development could begin in a year and was just approved by county commissioners, but the original plan elicited a letter from the Audubon Society back in June.
The society listed a negative impact to animals as its main concern, including birds and small mammals.
The developers of the project worked together with county and city officials to revise the plan in such a manner that would protect the local flora and fauna. Part of this revised plan is to leave 120 acres of open space around the reservoir.
Larimer County officials and the developer have said that the new plan was agreeable to local environmental groups, but the Audubon Society did not return requests for comment on the matter.
For more on the Kechter Farms project, see the story on page 7.
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