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Twin Lakes group asking for Open Space designation for neighborhood fields


Patricia Logan

Neighbors of the fields south of Twin Lakes are again asking that the 20 acres be protected as Open Space. The Boulder County Housing Authority still wants to develop the land for affordable apartments.

The fields south of Twin Lakes Open Space are quietly doing their thing; growing green grass, hosting nests for meadowlarks, supporting voles and mice and the things that eat them, such as raptors and foxes. Kids are racing over mounds and dips at the mini BMX track, people are walking their dogs and admiring the view of the Flatirons.

Nothing has changed on the surface, but the long-term fate of the fields is still unsettled and the fight over the status of the land is bubbling back to life. Thursday night the Boulder Planning Board will hear a request by Tw...

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