In other words, instead of a 16-fold increase in density, he only wants a six-fold increase in density. This is like reassuring someone that instead of throwing them off of a 160-foot cliff, you really only intend to throw them off of a 60-foot cliff – not actually very reassuring at all.
Fifty-five houses on a 17-acre lot would still drastically change the character of the neighborhood. It’s not a compromise. The existing zoning allows for up to 1.6 houses per acre, about three times the adjacent density. This should be enough for Randy. With the existing zoning he can make a large profit on his purchase without ruining things for owners of existing adjacent homes.
We should not sacrifice the interests of existing homeowners just so Randy can make a very large profit instead of merely a large profit. The Grand County General Plan allows for reasonable growth and development. We should stick with the existing zoning.