Carbondale to consider rezoning for Re-1
The Roaring Fork Re-1 School District has its eye on the North Face site in Carbondale, but must first convince the town’s Board of Trustees to amend the parcel’s zoning before it will buy the land.Whether to approve the zone text amendment is high on the trustees’ agenda tonight.The school district put the 25-acre property under contract in April. The school district didn’t release the purchase price, but it is listed at $5.95 million, according to Mark Wyman, the property’s exclusive seller’s agent.In May, Wyman told the trustees the North Face is giving the school “a substantial reduction in price.”School board member Robin Garvik told the trustees any development might be five to 10 years down the road. “Our top two priorities are building schools and housing for certified staff,” Garvik said.Carbondale’s Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval for the zoning change at its June 13 meeting.Now that the request is before the trustees, town staff is recommending the rezoning be continued. Several issues regarding the property’s development are still unresolved. According to a memo from assistant town planner Janet Buck, those issues include:-Adequacy of water rights.-Open space dedication.-Contribution to Highway 133 improvements.Those issues would be addressed in an intergovernmental agreement between the town and school district.Buck said if the trustees decide to talk about the school district’s proposal tonight, the discussion should center around zoning issues, not the agreement.Other items on tonight’s agenda are:-A public hearing on phases seven and eight at River Valley Ranch.-A zone text amendment for the Cowen PUD, submitted by the Fireplace Company.-A continued public hearing on Carbondale’s lighting ordinance.-A request for the Carbondale Clay Center to place a construction trailer on its property.-A request from Solar Energy International to allow summer students to camp on the Delaney Property.Tonight’s meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
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