A proposed 150-unit senior housing community in Boulder has drawn complaints from some nearby residents worried about traffic and noise from the 24-hour, seven-days-a-week facility. In addition, the Academy at Mapleton Hill would cater to wealthy seniors and city planners would prefer an affordable housing complex, according to the Daily Camera.
The developer, the Mapleton Hill Investment Group, has applied for a site review but no hearing date is set. It's a sure bet that the board will hear these and other concerns through public comment.
The location of the project has also prompted some concern. The Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, which will be updated by the city next year, states that Boulder shall encourage housing development for "vulnerable populations" in close proximity to shopping, medical services, entertainment and public transportation. There would be on-site health care under the current plan for Mapleton Hill, but the project is not particularly close to any of the other city-identified amenities.