Red Feather Ridge voter registration deadline nears |

Red Feather Ridge voter registration deadline nears

Staff Report

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Friday, May 23, is the deadline for city residents to register to vote in the Red Feather Ridge special election.

The election, now five weeks away, is being held to ask city residents if they are for or against annexing the subdivision on Four Mile Road and nearly tripling the housing density in that area.

Red Feather Ridge is a proposed 149-house planned residential development located on approximately 132 acres of land on the east side of Four Mile Road. Of that land, approximately 90 acres would be committed to open space, park and recreation and cemetery uses.

Developers also have offered $400,000 to help fund a roundabout at Four Mile and Airport roads; $2,500 per house for transportation improvements; and $100,000 toward building a park. The development also would include 23 lots on which affordable housing would be built.

The project and annexation were approved by City Council in February, but council immediately handed the final decision to voters.

Opponents say traffic and hidden costs to the city are not worth the price and many are fighting to keep urban-style development from creeping up Four Mile Road.

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