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The next regular meeting of the Poncha Springs Board of Trustees will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 23, at the Poncha Springs Town Hall. The principal item on the agenda will be consideration of the annexation and zoning of Parcel 380510100108, 9991 U.S. Highway 50, also known as the Bagwell Annexation, a 30-acre parcel on the east side of town. After reviewing the Findings of Facts related to the annexation, the trustees will consider approval and then amendment of the zoning map.

According to the proposed annexation’s plat, there will be four zoning regions covering four different types of development: T5, or industrial, along the U.S. Highway 50 corridor on the property’s northern border; T4, light industrial and multi-use, will feature 22 multi-family residences and 45 townhouses; T3, which will cover 30 lots for single-family houses along Poncha Avenue East, on the southern boundary of the property; and a small park in the middle of the development.

The Bagwell Annexation is one of three major developments in the works for Poncha Springs. The other two – the Harder-Diesslin development near Monarch Crossing, and the Quarry Station development between Hoover Circle and Poplar Street – are at different stages in the approval process. If all are approved, according to Town Manager Brian Berger, Poncha Springs will gain about 165 new units, with all three featuring a mix of commercial and residential development.

Other items on the agenda for the trustees meeting include consideration of an electrical and controls bid for a water infrastructure improvement project, a letter of support for Envision Chaffee County/Recreation in Balance, and a financial commitment request and letter of support from the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District. The meeting is open to the public.