The headline of your article in the Monday, March 25 issue of Aspen Daily News (“Eagle commissioners to vote on agritourism in Missouri Heights”) is misleading. At issue is a zone change to commercial zoning, from the current residential/ranching/agricultural zoning.
What is also not contained in the article, is that according to the Eagle County website, the Kims filed for bankruptcy in September, 2010, and the Dragonfly property is in foreclosure (Eagle County Bankruptcy file 10-33960).
We, the Kims’ neighbors, are not responsible for their financial misfortunes, or bad business practices, which it appears have necessitated a creative way to salvage their investment. Opening the door to commercial development of their property may make it more attractive to a potential buyer, however, if their “resort” plans fall through, we, their neighbors, could be subjected to any variety of subsequent commercial enterprise.
A selfish act is defined in the Merriam Webster Dictionary as: “Arising from concern with one’s own welfare or advantage in disregard of others.”
Over 450 residents of Missouri Heights have signed petitions opposing commercial zoning in our neighborhood.
Selfish. This aptly describes the Kims’ pursuit in seeking a commercial zone change in Missouri Heights, with disregard to the Mid Valley Master Plan, their community, or neighbors.