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Posted on: April 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] April 21 Council update

UPDATE-NEWS

Recommendations for the COVID-19 Small Business Support Grant Program, the review of the Residential/Nonresidential Interface Regulations for the proposed Plum Creek Convenience Store Site Development Plan, and the annexation and zoning regulations for a proposed senior community known as Alexander Place were all topics on Town Council’s April 21 meeting agenda.

Here’s a more in-depth look at those agenda items:

  • Recipients of the COVID-19 Small Business Support Grant Program finalized – More than 240 applications were received for the COVID-19 Small Business Support Grant Program.

    Town Council voted to reallocate $65,000 in funds from the KIVA loan business support program to the grant program to fund $265,000 in total grants. Ninety-four local businesses are being awarded grants ranging from $500 to $5,000. For a full list of businesses who were awarded grants, please visit CRgov.com/BusinessGrants.

    Funding was prioritized for storefront retail, restaurants/food shops, and personal care small businesses (barber, hair and salons, etc.), and for businesses that had remitted sales tax last year.

    Watch the Council discussion

  • Resolution approving the Site Development Plan for the Plum Creek Convenience Site approved – Town Council approved a proposal from Plum Creek Investments LLC for the Plum Creek Convenience Store Site Development Plan.

    The plan includes a gas station with a car wash, convenience store and additional retail space, located at the southeast corner of East Plum Creek Parkway and Lake Gulch Road.

    Gas stations and convenience stores had been included in the permitted use of the land since the 1980s, and Town Council found the project complies with the Residential/Nonresidential Interface Regulations. However, Council approved an amendment that limits the car wash operating hours to 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and reduces lighting to 50% on the eastern side of the property, and along the parking lot, outside of that timeframe. Town staff will work with the applicant to evaluate additional options for mitigating lighting impacts to neighboring properties.

    Watch the presentation and Council discussion

  • Ordinances approving the Alexander Place annexation, Planned Development Plan and zoning regulations move forward – Town Council approved the first readings of ordinances for the annexation of Alexander Place and the associated Planned Development Plan and zoning regulations.

    Martinez Real Estate Company LLC submitted an application for annexation and initial zoning of an 8.37-acre property known as Alexander Place located east of the Shoppes at Castle Rock and the Montaña Vista Office Building (near the Home Depot shopping center).

    The ordinances will require second readings for Town Council before final approval. If approved, the Planned Development Plan and zoning regulations would allow for a senior continuum of care development. The first phase would consist of 26 age-restricted cottages and a 63-unit age-restricted apartment complex. The second phase would consist of a 36-bed facility that could be either an assisted living facility, memory care facility, or a combination of both.

    Watch the presentation and Council discussion

Also on the agenda, Town Council received an update on the Transit Feasibility Study. The study began in 2019 to identify transit needs and assess the feasibility of different transit service models that could best serve the Town. The goal of the study is to identify practical transit options that are flexible enough to grow with the Town’s needs while considering a resource constrained environment. The future implementation of any options would need to be considered in future budget years along with all transportation needs.

The practical options identified for future study are:

  • Point to point on-demand service – similar to the current taxi voucher services operated by the Town, it is intended to serve the vulnerable population
  • First/last mile service – this service could include rides to the Ridgegate RTD station and address most of the transit need categories
  • Microtransit – this service would primarily provide rides within Town and meet three of the four transit needs (serve vulnerable populations, provide regional connectivity, enhance economic sustainability, support population growth)

The study is targeted to wrap up this fall with final approval from Town Council. Additional information is available at CRgov.com/TransitStudy.

Coming up

The next meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 5. Visit CRgov.com/CouncilComments between April 30 and May 5 to provide written feedback, or to sign up to speak during the virtual meeting. The meeting will be available live via CRgov.com/May5Council.

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