NO to Poorly Situated, Meager Open Space

Redtail Ridge will DESTROY Pristine Land while offering Meager Open Space

Redtail Ridge includes a MEAGER STRIP of Dedicated Open Space

  • The main parcel of Dedicated Open Space is a Thin Strip of land split by a 4-lane road and adjacent to 294 acres of parking lots and up to five-story office buildings.

  • Total ACTUAL OPEN SPACE on the site is ONLY 59.4 acres.

  • The Developer and City Council include the following to CLAIM 93 acres:

    • 3.6 acres of trails, 0.7 acres for public safety, 15.6 acre park, 4.4 acre easement of total protected land

    • An additional 9.3 acres adjacent to other Open Space "to be finalized with the first final subdivision plat for the development."

  • Even with the claimed 93 acres, Redtail Ridge includes a Much Smaller Public Land Dedication (23%) than previous major developments in Louisville.

    • Centennial Valley included 34% open space which included all of Davidson Mesa.

    • Coal Creek Ranch included 46% open space

    • ConocoPhillips included 222 acres of common open space (see p. 263)

Figure 1: Redtail Ridge Proposal incldues only 59.4 acres of Open Space.

Figure 2: ConocoPhillips Plan included 222 acres of Open Space.

The Redtail Ridge site includes 150+ acres of UNDEVELOPED Land that is home to Abundant Wildlife including Redtail Hawks, Prairie Dogs, and Coyotes.

  • Redtail Ridge's sprawling office buildings and parking lots will cover most of the Ecologically-Sensitive Land north of Disc Drive that has NEVER been DEVELOPED.

  • Insufficient Contiguous Open Space to support Thriving Wildlife Habitat and Mountain Views.

  • Ecologically Sensitive Ponds situated Adjacent to and Shadowed by three to five-story Commercial buildings.

  • There is No Protection for the up to 5,000 prairie dogs that are a critical component of the site’s Wildlife Ecosystem.

  • A New Plan should be created that includes a Wildlife Management Plan and a Wildlife Corridor to allow deer, bobcat, coyotes, and fox to traverse the site.

Vote No and Revise the Plan under a Public Review Process

for more Open Space and Wildlife Protection.