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Glenwood may get 39-home project

A Vail developer hopes to annex seven acres into Glenwood Springs and build a 39-home subdivision off Midland Avenue.Summit Forest Development is scheduled to present its plans for the property during a conceptual review at Glenwood Springs City Council’s meeting tonight.The development would take place at Midland and County Road 156, also known as the Old Cardiff Bridge Road. The developer has contracted to buy a 1.75-acre property with a single-family home owned by George and Lois Petre, and a 5.25-acre property with a home and outbuildings owned by Chris and Diane Steuben. Under the proposal, the “Y” intersection of County Road 156 and Midland Avenue would be reconfigured so the two roads meet at a 90-degree angle, to improve visibility and motorists’ ability to turn on and off of Midland.County Road 156 now is home to about 10 residences. The road dead-ends at the bridge, so the residents’ only access to their street is via Midland Avenue.Summit Forest Development hopes to build patio homes of about 1,800 to 2,000 square feet, arranged mostly in four-unit clusters around a central auto court. Each home would have a private patio, but there would be no private yards or individual fenced-in areas.A quarter-acre park/open space area would be located near the property’s center.”This area could be designed as a simple lawn area or could include recreational features or a community garden,” developers wrote the city.A pathway also would circle the northernmost homes and provide access to common open space at the top of the bank of the Roaring Fork River.”No disturbance to the bank itself or any of the natural vegetation would occur,” developers wrote.The project would require city approval of annexation, zoning, subdivision and development. The current Garfield County zoning on the land is for two-acre lots.Contact Dennis Webb: 945-8515, ext. 516dwebb@postindependent.com


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