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Don't need urban sprawl in Monument

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Dear Lon: Thanks for the support against the proposed Wal-Mart location in Monument. We firmly oppose a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Monument. We do not need this kind of urban sprawl here. There already are two Wal-Marts located in close proximity to Monument: one is on North Academy Boulevard, about 10 minutes away and the second… Continue Reading Don't need urban sprawl in Monument

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Dear Mr. Matejczyk, I strongly oppose Wal-Mart’s new store at Baptist and I-25 for the same reasons you do. I live about seven miles to the east of the proposed location and the addition of yet another big box in a pristine area is too much, not to mention the added traffic, killing of competition… Continue Reading Wal-Mart might win, but retailer will lose at least one shopper

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Would Sam be making the same decision?

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Dear Mr. Matejczk, Just a short note to thank you for your editorial regarding the placement of a Wal-Mart store on Baptist Road. I don’t believe that the late Mr. Walton, founder of Wal-Mart, would want to force a Wal-Mart on the Monument community after hearing all the opposition. One need look no further then… Continue Reading Would Sam be making the same decision?

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Lon, As a resident that will be affected by the subject rezoning proposal I want to express my disapproval with the proposal. This proposal is inconsistent with long-range planning for this area and is incompatible with the neighboring community. Furthermore a perfectly suitable and correctly zoned location exists for Wal-Mart just north at the Monument… Continue Reading Wal-Mart would be fine … at Monument Marketplace

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Lon, It has recently come to my attention that an opportunity exists to voice my opinion on the matter of Wal-Mart taking residence off Baptist road. Currently, I am the original homeowner of my house in Fox Run which is a development with a section that backs up to Baptist Road. This development is east… Continue Reading Property values reason enough to oppose supercenter

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Last week I had the honor of moderating a panel at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs for the Springs Youth Challenge. Participants included Robert Wonnett, the dean of students and director of Student Auxiliary Services at UCCS; Larry Schaeffer, director of field operations and integrated defense systems for Boeing – Colorado region; John… Continue Reading If kids are our future, we are in good hands

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Dear Lon Matejczyk, Regarding the proposed Baptist Road Wal-Mart, I don’t understand the purpose of zoning if a small group of individuals can make a monumental change to an existing zoning plan that was presumably created with the benefit of the community in mind, without the approval of the general electorate. On a related topic,… Continue Reading Why have zoning if changes can be made by a small group?

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Dear Editor, I’d like to echo and expand upon Mr. Matejczyk’s comments in the 25 June issue of the CSBJ about the proposal to place a Wal-Mart Supercenter on Baptist Road. I, too, am concerned about the increased traffic that a Wal-Mart at that location is bound to bring. Even Wayne Williams, the commissioner for… Continue Reading Bottlenecks, tailgaters and congestion – Traffic the main headache

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Dear Mr. Matejczyk, I wanted to thank you for your recent editorial about the proposed Wal-Mart on Baptist Road. I too am strongly opposed to the Wal-Mart coming into our serene setting in Monument. The reason we chose this area was because of the open space, mountain views and less commercialization. I support all the… Continue Reading Supercenter would ruin Monument's serene setting

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Dear Mr. Matejczyk, Here are my wife’s and my concerns about the proposed Wal-Mart store on Baptist Road. 1. The increased traffic from Wal-Mart will worsen the already congested situation on Baptist Road. The Monument Marketplace will increase traffic, but that area has an alternate outlet at Highway 105 via the new Jackson Parkway. The… Continue Reading Not sure we want a business like Wal-Mart in our community

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