Planning Commissioners approve project despite community uproar

By: Alex Hambrick Email
By: Alex Hambrick Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -- The City Planning Commissioners approved a project that will transform the area around the old Gene Taylor's Sporting Goods store into a new facility with a storage yard.

Many residents from the neighborhood went to the hearing hoping to sway the commissioners' decision.

Those living in the area are concerned the storage yard will be an eyesore and drop property values.

Juanita Trujillo, resident of the El Poso neighborhood, said she has lived there her whole life and she and her family have been working to improve the community for more than 90 years.

"We have worked too hard to take this kind of hit; this type of development would decrease our property values by as much as $7,000 dollars," said Trujillo.

The project will bring a brand new building where Gene Taylor's is now and an adjacent storage yard.

SBC Archway LLC is the company putting in the building. The space will be used by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

The storage lot will be located at 302 West Ouray Avenue, which is also the entrance to El Poso.

Residents of the neighborhood are discussing appealing Tuesday night's decision and the planning commission hearing.

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  • by Eric Location: Location on Apr 24, 2013 at 05:37 AM
    Our planning commisions doesnt care about property values, my next door neighbor started an addition in 2006 and it still isn't finished, no one in or local government will do a thing about it. Oops, not entirely correct, the sheriffs office tells me I no longer have the right to free speech and have to shut the hell up about the fact theat Pat and Tony have destroyed the value of our home. Want to send a message? Stop paying your proprerty taxes.
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