Garfield County expects Hunt Ranch plan in late April |

Garfield County expects Hunt Ranch plan in late April

Phillip Yates
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

MISSOURI HEIGHTS, Colorado ” The developers behind Hunt Ranch, a proposed 561-acre subdivision on historic ranch land in Missouri Heights, are expected to present their plan to the Garfield County Planning Commission in late April.

Fred Jarman, the county’s building and planning director, said the preliminary plan for the proposed subdivision is scheduled to go before the county’s planning commission at 6:30 p.m. on April 23.

The county’s Planning Commission was scheduled to consider the plan March 12, but since county building and planning staff had concerns with it, the developers behind the project said they wanted to address those before they present it to planning commissioners.

When the planning commissioners consider the plan for Hunt Ranch, they will vote on a recommendation to the county commissioners, who will make the final call on the subdivision.

Hunt Ranch LLC, which lists an address in Vail, submitted the preliminary plan to the county in December. The Hunt Ranch subdivision calls for 93 lots on 204 acres of the 561-acre parcel ” or one unit per six acres in the planned development north of Highway 82 above Carbondale and Basalt.

Each lot in the proposed subdivision would be at least 2 acres in size, which complies with the agricultural, residential and rural density zoning designation in the area, according to the plan.

A rough sketch of the development was presented to the planning commission in May 2006. That meeting drew several area residents, who said they were concerned about the density of the project, the traffic it will create and its potential impacts on the area’s already taxed water resources.

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