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Overlook plan back before Cdale P&Z

John Stroudjstroud@postindependent.comGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

CARBONDALE, Colorado The Carbondale Planning & Zoning Commission will resume its public hearing Thursday on the Overlook Neighborhood, and could make a formal recommendation on the high-density residential and mixed-use proposal.The project calls for between 162 and 221 residential units, 40,000 square feet of commercial space, and a possible 50-room hotel on the 12.9-acre former mine services industrial site, located north of Carbondale Town Hall.At a meeting in December, P&Z commissioners agreed to allow building heights up to 42 feet, rather than the 35 feet spelled out in town code. The developer had asked for approval for building heights up 53 feet and four stories.Residential density (number of units per acre), street widths and open space requirements have also been among the key topics of discussion since the public hearing began in October.Staff and the applicant would like the P&Z to review the summary of previous meetings and formulate recommendations to be forwarded to the (Board of Trustees), wrote town planning consultant James Knowlton in a Jan. 15 staff memo.The P&Z can either recommend approval of the proposal as submitted, approval with conditions, or denial.The Overlook project is one of three large development proposals currently before Carbondale planners. Others include the 10.2-acre Thompson Park annexation and residential subdivision for up to 100 new houses, and a new mixed-use plan for the 24.1-acre former Crystal River Marketplace property along Highway 133, which now goes by the name the Village at Crystal River.Tonights meeting begins at 7 p.m. at town hall, 511 Colorado Ave.Contact John Stroud: 384-9160jstroud@postindependent.com

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