As you arrive in Boulder on the Diagonal Highway you will be greeted by a 3 story Holiday Inn chain hotel. This proposed development, is not only out of character with Boulder's unique environment, its tricky location disconnects it from public transport, cycleways and walkways.
Apart from a waffle style breakfast, it has no food service. Occupants and staff will tend to use their cars to get around, contributing to more congestion on our busy public roads.
From an aviation perspective, a 3 story building built directly in line with the westerly facing runway is a disaster in the making. Aircraft at takeoff and landing are in their most critical phase of flight. An obstruction on this route cannot add to safe operations. The Boulder airport has been a central hub in the response to recent emergencies, is it worth jeopardizing our ability to respond?
If you love your local airport be aware and stay tuned. The SSB will be coordinating with the community and aviation stake holders in this fight. Stay tuned.