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Mixed feelings from residents about proposed development in Falcon

FALCON – New businesses and housing could be moving into Falcon.

According to El Paso County’s Planning and Community Development Department, the proposed area for a mixed use commercial and residential development is directly east of the Highway 24 and Woodmen intersection.

News 5 learned on Wednesday that this proposed project is something that’s pretty upsetting for some residents.

Kenny Rendon said, “We wanted to move out to the country and now the city’s kind of knocking at our back door.”

Rendon and his wife Teresa’s quiet and widespread neighborhood in Falcon could soon be in for some big changes.

Teresa Rendon said, “I honestly am not happy about it.”

Her husband added that “it’s just going to be a lot more populated than we’d like…my biggest concern is the water out here. We’re all on wells out here and if more people come building out this way our wells might dry up.”

Fellow resident Kristen North said, “Not the biggest fan just because they’re talking about doing residential right behind our house…but dealing with the commercial aspect of it – I’m not opposed to it or anything like that. I know it’s good for the business and expanding and stuff like that, makes it easier for us to shop.”

For Megan Lowery and Rygin Vyacheslva, that’s exactly what they want to see more of.

Lowery said, “I’m excited for it because we don’t have anything out here as far as shopping. I hope that there’s food. We only have a few fast food places.”

Vyacheslva said, “We would definitely like to see some places here that you can go to and enjoy instead of driving all the way in the city.”

As far more people moving in Lowery said, “To me it’s not going to make much of a difference.”

For them, they know that more people moving to Falcon and Colorado in general is a reality they just have to face.

News 5 did reach out to the developer to find out more details on the project, but they were not available on Wednesday to comment.

We also reached out to officials with El Paso County and are waiting for a response from them.

Caiti Blase

Caiti Blase

Multimedia Journalist
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