Annabelle Stone: Keep Steamboat as is |

Annabelle Stone: Keep Steamboat as is

I think that it would ruin the “Steamboat look” for people arriving from the airport to have a five-story building on Lincoln Avenue — a shopping center with an apartment building on top. In LA maybe but Steamboat? No.

It seems that we want to be a “big city” kind of place, but people come to Steamboat to escape that. First a roller coaster on the mountain, now a massive shopping mall/apartment building/parking garage.

I am part of the new generation; I’m not clamoring for bigger and newer. I am growing up loving Steamboat as it is, and I don’t think we should change the way Steamboat is because that is why people come and residents stay.

The City Council gave the OK on this but aren’t they supposed to represent the citizens of Steamboat and listen to the feedback? Do they think it will benefit Steamboat or do they just think that it will bring income?

Well, I think it should be reconsidered and changed.

Annabelle A. Stone

11 years old

Steamboat Springs

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