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Carbondale releases Delaney Property planning schedule of tours, meetings

Carbondale has released a schedule for its Delaney Property planning process, which includes a survey for residents’ input and site tour.The survey is included in this week’s mailing to town residents, and asks such questions as whether the 33-acre parcel should include affordable housing, and the type of recreation options the public prefers, including an outdoor skating rink.Surveys must be returned to town hall by 4 p.m., Friday, April 26.The rest of the Delaney Property planning process is as follows:-Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to noon – site tours.-Tuesday, May 14, through Thursday, May 16 – day-long stakeholders’ meetings at Town Hall.-Wednesday, May 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. – public input session at Town Hall.-Friday, May 17, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. – open house at Town Hall, followed by further discussion at the Otak office at 36 N. Fourth St.-Tuesday, June 11 -Board of Trustees discuss the proposed master plan at their regularly scheduled meeting.-Tuesday, July 9 – the Recreation Department presents the final design to trustees.Carbondale bought the Delaney Property for $750,000 in 1999. Most of the money came from the $1.2 million sale of the former sewer lagoon property on Highway 133, where Grand Junction Pipe and La Fontana Plaza now sits.Of the 33 acres, 18.5 are classified as wetlands by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, according to recreation director Jeff Jackel.The property is located on bottomland at the base of a bluff, about a quarter mile northeast of Town Hall.Jackel urged residents to complete the survey and get involved in the planning process.”This park will become the largest public open space in the town of Carbondale, and the recreation department wants you to be involved in every way possible,” Jackel said in the town’s mailing.Otak Rock Creek Studio was hired to draft a master plan for the property.


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