The national real estate company Wood Partners sees the 260-unit Alta Green Mountain apartment complex as high-quality housing that the Green Mountain area needs, but some residents say they can do …
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Alta Green Mountain will rest at 13155 W. Mississippi Ct. It’ll feature 260 units, a clubhouse with a fitness center and cybercafé, a resort-style swimming pool and a bike and ski repair shop. Construction should be completed in August.
The national real estate company Wood Partners sees the 260-unit Alta Green Mountain apartment complex as high-quality housing that the Green Mountain area needs, but some residents say they can do without it.
Last year a group of citizens sued the city of Lakewood over allegations that Alta Green Mountain wouldn’t conform to the city’s zoning code. In June of last year, a Jefferson County judge ruled in favor of Lakewood, saying that the court couldn’t find language in city code that would have prohibited the apartment complex from being constructed at 13155 W. Mississippi Ct.
“I don’t like it. (Alta Green Mountain) shouldn’t have been put there. We have plenty of apartments in the neighborhood,” said Diane Rhodus, who has been a resident in Green Mountain for over 40 years.
Mike Schueman’s backyard fence is the property line for Alta Green Mountain. He said his neighbor moved out, while another one is trying to sell their house, because of the new apartment complex.
“I have a beautiful view of the city, and that was one of the selling points when I bought the house. I’ll be in my backyard, and I can’t even hear my own lawn mower, because it’s so loud,” said Schueman. “One of my big concerns is the density of the people that this is going to create. The traffic on Mississippi is going to be awful.”
Wood Partners said it would “like to pass on this opportunity for now” when asked for this article how it interacted with the surrounding neighborhood of Alta Green Mountain.
“The project is there. It’s going to be built, and we’ll have a lot of new neighbors that are there,” said Councilmember David Skilling who represents the area. “I don’t want to sound as if I’m openly hostile to it. My position was fairly well stated in the past that I thought the project as developed was not the best thing for that particular spot. With that being said, it’s a wait and see approach.”
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