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.