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View Poll Results: What do you think?
Castle on the 'scar' a good idea. 3 11.11%
Castle on the 'scar' a bad idea. 24 88.89%
Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-16-2012, 09:08 AM
 
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I've been here three weeks, but I'm loving this city. I've seen the formations you're talking about, but never considered it to be ugly or in need of covering. I wouldn't want to put up my tax dollars to build something on it, and I wouldn't want to lose part of the scenery (which is how I see it) to some stupid place I'd never go. If my tax dollars supported planting trees on it, I'd be okay with that.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:41 AM
 
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First let it be said that I adore quirky interesting architecture, and castles are cool.

However.

1.) The fact that Castle Concrete is involved doesn't make it a better thing, IMO. It feels like what is proposed is turning a bit of the majestic Front Range landscape into an advertisement. That is NOT acceptable. I would make noise if someone wanted to put brightly lit billboards there, too.

2.) Mountain goats live there. Mountain goats are cool. Don't mess with the mountain goats!

3.) Who is paying for it, and why? You would never be able to convince Springs folk to OK tax dollars for something like this, never in a million years. And if a private entity wanted to do it for their own purposes (such as Castle Concrete building it) I bet people would object for other reasons, such as my Point #1 above.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:38 PM
 
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!,000 cased of green spray paint should do the job.
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