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Once again you make a good point that this is a serious argument about what is best for the whole town. The current Comprehensive Plan is really no plan at all. It is full of contradictory aspirations and has no actual plan for anything beyond zoning districts. The city administration doe…

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I like your NIMBY point. You know which rich second homeowner who does business in Ketchum said that workforce housing in his neighborhood was too dense and would hurt his property value? Greg Dunfield of GMD, the developer of Bluebird. Check out the IME in Sept 2017.

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The resort cities of Idaho came together years ago to get the LOT passed in Boise. The housing crisis seems like it’s at least as important an issue. Yet the resort cities seem to be doing nothing to exert pressure on Boise for the kind of finding solutions that are used in other states w…

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To be fair, taxpayers only pay for most of it, not all of it. $12mm in tax credits, $5mm in free land, $1.4mm from the “in lieu” of fund ans $0.6mm from KURA. GMD, the developer, will have to come up with some money, too. After 15 years the developer is paid back in full plus a rate of re…

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Another thought Mr Hollie. You are contributing to the housing crisis in Ketchum yourself. How do I know this? Because at a recent city council meeting when SVED announced a new company coming into Ketchum, the only response from the Council was that it would make the housing crisis worse…

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Idaho4us commented on Keep Ketchum a small town

If you vote here, you should know your elected officials 100% disagree with your point of view. In the past few months they have supported the building of two of the largest building ever to be built in Ketchum. They have done this in full knowledge that the residents overwhelmingly are i…

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Excellent points. I hope the Mayor reads this. A process with the form of transparency without the reality of transparency is...opaque. I think the problem is even deeper than this. The City is following a Comprehensive Plan that isn’t an actual plan. It is a series of often contradictory…

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Mr Hollie it looks like you have bought into the misrepresentations of the Bluebird developer. Please go to City Hall and look at the actual Bluebird plans and parking “study.” While the developer states 49 spots in his application, the plans show only 43. 1 of these is reserved for the r…

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The City Council was pro-Marriott. Council President Breen at the meeting where they approved it said something to the effect that what the voters want isn't what matters. They voted for the council members to make these decisions for them. Really? I thought we voted for them to represent…

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Idaho4us commented on 21-04-09 Cartoon Blue Bird.jpg

Has the IME done ANY analysis of Bluebird. Has anyone from the IME looked at the plans for Bluebird? The the parking study that uses numbers from big cities and didnt even bother to count the cars at Northwoods (where they have parking) or Ketch !/II (where they don't)? Has anyone from th…