Two development projects which have already generated public dissent will come before the Board of Chaffee County Commissioners for a public hearing during their 9 a.m. Feb. 12 regular meeting . The projects include the Centerville Ranch major subdivision sketch plan proposal and the Larks Perch Major Subdivision on county land near Poncha Springs.
Both passed the Chaffee County Planning Commission after generating considerable comments during the Planning Commission public hearings. The Centerville Ranch sketch plan is a 210 lot development proposed for 500 acres of land abutting U.S. 285 in the center of the county; with lots between 1.04 acres and 8.4 acres. The lots would follow the ridge lines, meandering around meadow land (not contained within the subdivision, but the subject of a conservation easement negotiation. The proposal indicates that every residential lot would have its own well and septic, and it would adjoin to a 17-acre commercial area along the Collegiate Peaks Scenic and Historic Byway.
The Larks Perch project is smaller but proposed for a gulch area at 9479 Hutchinson Lane. The parcel has 35 percent slopes and is crossed by three drainage areas.
In other business items, commissioners will take up a funding request from the Chaffee County Community Foundation, continued from their Feb. 5 meeting. They’ll also meet with the Marijuana Excise Tax Advisory Board regarding their METAB funding recommendations.