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Due to the July Fourth holiday, the Salida City Council work session moves to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday July 5. It will be held concurrently with the Salida Planning Commission with annexations and a parcel rezoning making up the majority of the agenda. The regular City Council meeting will follow directly at 6:00 p.m. with a separate Go To Meeting link.

The evening begins with  the Salida High School Extraordinary Teen Council (ETC) offering a brief presentation of an upcoming event, followed by an as-yet unspecified discussion regarding Solvista Health.

Annexation and Zoning for New Salida Fire Station

Photo courtesy City of Salida Fire Department

The City of Salida has submitted applications for annexation and zoning for a 2.94 acre property located at 611 Oak Street. The site was purchased by the City in 2021 for the purpose of building a new fire station, now in the preliminary design stage. The property meets the 1/6th perimeter requirement for annexation.

In the absence of a “Civic/Institutional” zone district, the City proposes that the property be zoned C-1 (Commercial). Abutting properties are primarily C-1 and R-4 (Manufactured Housing Residential) plus a school complex.

Newman Annexation

Next will be a conceptual review of a Major Impact Review application to annex and zone a 1-acre property located at 7680 CR 140. The site adjoins the Angel View subdivision and is across CR 140 from the Upchurch property that was annexed in 2021.

Map showing proposed Newman Annexation and nearby Upchurch property, 141 Annex and Angel View subdivision, all along County Road 140. Image courtesy City of Salida

The property owner is requesting a zoning designation of High Density Residential (R-3). Parcels surrounding this property are within the Medium Density (R-2) and the High Density (R-3) zone districts.

West End Subdivision Rezoning

The third planning item concerns a request by the developer of West End Subdivision, Tory Upchurch. The request is to rezone Lot 15 of the subdivision from Medium-Density Residential (R-2) to High-Density Residential (R-3). The entire subdivision is currently zoned R-2. The subdivision is in the same area as the proposed Newman annexation, but across from County Road 140.

The 15,719 SF lot is where the 5 inclusionary housing units (required through the Upchurch Annexation Agreement, Resolution 2021-11) are anticipated to be constructed. Currently, the density allowed on the lot is 5 units, and an R-3 designation would allow up to 7 units. The applicant has indicated a desire to build 6 units on the lot, made up of 3 duplexes.

In the meeting packet, Community Development Director Bill Almquist notes: “Though the site received an R-2 designation, the Annexation Agreement included some stipulations regarding minimum lot size and single-family residential only for the lots along the northern edge of the development, which was in response to input from County neighbors immediately to the north of the site, as well as input from Chaffee County.

There were no such stipulations put on Lot 15, which is located in the southwestern corner of the development and is directly across CR 140 from the Angelview Development, which is zoned R-3.”

Staff has requested the input of Salida City Council and the Salida Planning Commission on all three of these matters.

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