County considers Cattle Creek comp plan
The Garfield County Planning and Zoning Commission will consider loosening Cattle Creek zoning regulations early next year, after continuing a pair of rezoning applications at Wednesday nights meeting.The applicants Doug Mochrie of Capital Construction LLC and Pam and Paul Pine of 3P Properties LLC are asking the county to rezone their Cattle Creek properties from Agricultural/Residential/Rural Density (A/R/RD) to Commercial/Limited (C/L).The C/L zoning would allow a wide range of commercial uses not allowed as a use by right under A/R/RD, said county planner Fred Jarman, including hotel, motel, dry cleaning, church, private club, restaurant, mortuary and art gallery.Commercial limited is an extremely wide-open zone district, Jarman said.Rather than recommend approval or denial on the rezoning applications Wednesday night, the planning commission decided to first consider amendments to the countys comprehensive plan in the Cattle Creek area at its meeting on Jan. 14.Jarman said the comprehensive plan does not call for increased commercial zoning in the Cattle Creek area. The planning staff recommended against the two rezoning applications, according to a staff memo.The Capital Construction property is located 0.6 of a mile east of Highway 82 on County Road 113 (Cattle Creek Road), and covers 2.8 acres. The address is 0241 County Road 113.The 3P Properties parcel is located near the Capital Construction property, at 0600 County Road 113, and covers 4 acres.Both applicants said the rezoning is justified because conditions in the neighborhood have changed since the property was first zoned.At Wednesday nights planning commission meeting, the commission also reviewed a sketch plan for the proposed Big R Commercial Park. The 32-acre property is located three miles east of Rifle on Highway 6 & 24.The applicants, the Rifle Ski Co. and Robert Regulski, want to subdivide the property into 16 commercial lots of approximately two acres in size.Sketch plan review does not bring with it a planning commission recommendation for approval or denial, Jarman said. The applicants have until Nov. 12, 2004, to submit a preliminary plan, a county planning staff memo said.Contact Lynn Burton: 945-8515, ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
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