Four-Mile fire station, 441-acre subdivision on county P&Z slate |

Four-Mile fire station, 441-acre subdivision on county P&Z slate

Mark S. SmithSpecial to the Post Independent

A request for approval of the site for a new Glenwood Springs fire station is one of several items on the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting of the Garfield County Planning Commission.The request by the Glenwood Springs Rural Fire Protection District is for a site south of Glenwood Springs in the Four Mile Ranch Subdivision, adjacent to County Road 117.The new station would replace the present facility located at the intersection of County Roads 117 and 125.The proposed station would include an equipment area, four bedrooms, a dayroom, a community room, and office and a kitchen area.Other items to be reviewed by the commission include:-A request by the Berkeley Family Partnership for review of a preliminary plan application for the Lake Springs Ranch development. The property is located in the southerly portion of Spring Valley along County Roads 114 and 119. The applicants are proposing 194 single-family lots and four cluster housing lots on 441.62 acres of land.In an Aug. 8 memo to the Planning Commission, Planning Department Director Mark Bean said there were issues to be resolved with this request, and that Lake Springs representatives were expected to request a 30- or 60-day continuance for this item.-A request by Waterstone Canyon Limited for review of a preliminary plan application for the Waterstone Subdivision.The property is located seven miles northeast of New Castle, at the intersection of County Roads 136 and 137. The applicant proposes to subdivide 24.85 acres into five residential lots, ranging from 4.04 to 5.94 acres each.A planning commission report states several concerns to be resolved for this proposed development. The fire protection plan needs work, states the report. “The site is seven to eight miles from the fire district’s nearest fire station,” the report continues. “There’s no adequate water supply for firefighting.” A review by the Colorado Geological Survey called the geological analysis of the site inadequate and lacking sufficient detail.The report also says that water well testing at the site was “not sufficient to prove an adequate water supply is available” for the development.-A request by Foothills Land & Development Inc., for review of a preliminary plan application for the Monument Ridge Subdivision.The property is located two miles southeast of Parachute on County Roads 300 and 303, adjacent to the Tamarisk Subdivision. The request would subdivide 181.9 acres into 17 single-family lots ranging in size from 5.9 to 13.7 acres each.-A request by Grover and Yvonne Hogue for review of a sketch plan application for the Hogue Subdivision.The proposal would subdivide 40.12 acres into three residential lots; one 20-acre lot and two 10-acre lots. The property is located 2.5 miles south of Rifle at 400 Quicksilver Way.-A request by Linda Craig for review of a preliminary plan application for the Gage Hills Subdivision.The property is located five miles south of Silt on Gage Road. The applicant proposes to subdivide 106.76 acres into nine lots, ranging from eight to 18.48 acres each.-A request by Darrel, Damon and Paige Bond for review of a preliminary plan for the Bond Subdivision.The property is adjacent to the west side of the Elk Creek Subdivision, approximately one mile south of New Castle, off County Road 245. The proposal would subdivide a four-acre property into two lots of two-acres each.The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Garfield County Courthouse Plaza, Suite 100, in Glenwood Springs.

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