Neighborhood pushes back on proposed project housing
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - A neighborhood is up in arms over a proposed apartment building slated to be built in their part of town.
The City of Grand Junction is considering annexing a 17 acre parcel of land at the request of an Arizona-based developer, but homeowners say they don’t want to see an apartment complex built near their neighborhood.
The parcel is located on the northeast corner of 31 Road and E 1/2 Road.
“All I know is they proposed to put a 60 foot tall building on  acres, which would take away the beauty of this area,” said homeowner Amy Caster. Residents launched a petition to fight back, saying they aren’t against development but they believe the city needs to take another route. They’re worried about everything from a decreased quality of life to increased traffic.
“161 signed petitions by people that reside in this area. They’re not against development by any means, as long as it means not changing the integrity of this neighborhood,” said A.C. Buckley, a homeowner in the area.
Both Buckley and Caster say they aren’t against development, but believe the city needs to take another route. “I want you to take a look at the Grand Mesa in the background,” said Buckley. “From this area where I’m standing, and all along the front of 31 Road, that vista would be totally obliterated with a 60 foot building.
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