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November 11, 2014 <br />To: Denyelle Nishimori, Senior Planner <br />10183 Truckee Airport Rd. <br />Truckee, CA 96161 <br />Re. Comments for Canyon Springs RDEIR <br />Dear Denyelle, <br />As a resident of Glenshire, I have the following concerns regarding the adequacy of the RDEIR <br />for the proposed Canyon Springs housing development: <br />Biological Resources: <br />4.4-1: (COS-P4.2) Prevention of habitat fragmentation and loss of connectivity. <br />With the 185+ parcel development that is the Canyon Springs project, the RDEIR statement <br />(above) is invalid. The considerable number of wetlands in the proposed area will most certainly <br />be affected, fragmenting the habitat for the existing species, both flora and fauna. New bridges, <br />houses, and roads lead to a loss of connectivity in the habitat. <br />Traffic/Transportation: <br />4.14-1: (CIR-P2.4) Discouraging use of local and residential neighborhood roadways as <br />through routes, particularly for commercial and industrial traffic. <br />At this time, the only way in and out of Glenshire is Glenshire Road or Hirshdale Road. <br />This statement in the RDEIR (above) is inadequate in its mitigation measure. With additional <br />construction vehicles and heavy machinery required to prepare and build the Canyon Springs <br />development, there are no other local roadways to carry the increased traffic, in effect, <br />encouraging use of the residential roadways and through routes rather than discouraging their <br />use for industrial traffic. In addition, if built, the Canyon Springs development will assuredly <br />increase traffic on the through routes in Glenshire. <br />In the Land Use Element Guiding Principals of the Truckee Town Plan, Truckee is to <br />“Ensure adequate provision of public services and infrastructure to support planned <br />residential development in suitable locations.” The Canyon Springs project invalidates <br />Truckee’s own guiding principal (above) due to omission of additional infrastructure, namely <br />through routes. Furthermore, Truckee cannot provide adequate (emergency) services for a <br />neighborhood evacuation, due to a lack of new through routes with an increase of (Canyon <br />Springs) residents. <br />Please consider my concerns regarding the adequacy of the RDEIR for Canyon Springs. <br />Sincerely, <br />Janet Atkinson <br />10343 The Strand <br />Truckee, CA 96161 <br />(530) 828-3693 <br />janet2atk@gmail.com