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Vail Daily letter: Minturn’s needs

Vail Daily
Vail, CO Colorado

Minturn citizens, we need to present a business plan to the developer and the investor Dean Adler, of the Battle Mountain project.

Here is Frank Lorenti’s idea of a business plan that will work in today’s economy:

First, the developer has stated that Minturn will be the social and economic hub for their homeowners.

Second, they will reduce the size of project and cater to families and build small, less-dense housing.

Minturn will be the gateway to their development. Their potential homeowners have to drive through Minturn.

Minturn, we need to convince the developer that what is good for Minturn will be good for his development and his investors.

If we have good infrastructure, good sidewalks, nice streetscaping in downtown Minturn, a recreation and senior center and bike paths, then his potential home buyers will see a small-community with great small town character, great people, great local businesses and all the above additional items that families will want.

It is hard to sell a dream in today’s economic market, but if his potential buyers see all those above-mentioned amenities already built and being used, then he is selling a real living thing. It is easier to sell something you can touch than something that you have to imagine.

When his potential buyers can bike on a bike path and go to the recreation center to swim and then into town for a good lunch or dinner or buy a house-warming gift for their new house they just bought at Battle Mountain, or some unique clothing for their friends from a local Minturn store, then we all prosper.

The developer sells homes and makes money for his investors, and the Minturn citizens get improvements and benefits and we create opportunity for businesses.

That is a true win-win.

By getting those millions of dollars from the developer now, we can start to build today. We can create a Minturn stimulus package. We can tear up our roads and infrastructure now when it will have less impact on businesses and locals. We can use Minturn people to build these items, providing an income to people that may not have any now.

Plus, it will cost the developer less to build in today’s economy, so Dean Adler and his investors should like that.

I am tired of hearing excuses from our current council. We need people who can think outside the box, people who can be creative and look forward and people who are not scared to speak up with ideas.

If you have ideas, go to my Web site at http://www.minturn or call me at 970-390-1460.

The economy is bad, but we can change that in Minturn.

Look at Vail with all their buildings being close to completion in this bad economy.

Look at Eagle-Vail with a $3.4 million swimming pool being built in April in this bad


So once again, I am tired of excuses from people who refuse to move Minturn forward.

This business plan will work, and by voting for Frank Lorenti for Minturn Town Council on April 6, I can present this to the developer, and we can move this town forward.

There is $11.6 million sitting in a bank that we can use today to accomplish this plan.

If you do not grow, you die. Minturn, we need to grow, responsibly.

Vote for Frank Lorenti.

Frank Lorenti, Minturn

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