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Planning to see subdivision sketch

Tamera Manzanares

The Hayden Planning Commission on Thursday will see sketch plans for a 62-home subdivision proposed east of the Routt County Fairgrounds.

James Woods has requested the Town Board annex about 20 acres of land, currently owned by Kevin and Ann Copeland, for the Dry Creek Park subdivision, which Woods wants to develop in three phases.

Commissioners will review Woods’ sketch plans informally and give him directions as to any changes that need to be made when he returns with preliminary plans.

“It’s an opportunity for the developer and the Planning Commission to determine on a conceptual basis things that need to be changed it it’s going to move forward,” Martin said.

One of the biggest issues in planning the project likely will be access to the subdivision, Martin said last week.

Also Thursday, commissioners will consider a property owner’s request to rezone an area near the old windmill on the east end of town from residential to commercial.

Most of the lots surrounding the parcel are zoned commercial, Martin said.

Details on why the property owner wants the zoning change may be available at the meeting, he said.

Commissioners also will consider an amendment that will be part of an agreement with Routt County through which Dry Creek Park and the Routt County Fairgrounds will be annexed to the town of Hayden.

The amendment will ensure zoning classification will include the fairground activities, Martin said.

— To reach Tamera Manzanares, call 871-4204 or e-mail tmanzanares@steamboatpilot.com


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