Board eyes subdivision annexation

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A developer is proposing a new residential subdivision between Routt County Road 37 and Dry Creek.

The Hayden Town Board on Thursday will consider beginning the annexation process for the roughly 47 acres that will make up Dry Creek Village.

The subdivision, proposed by Colorado Springs developer and former Steamboat Springs resident Jim Woods, is not related to the Villages at Hayden project being planned south of town and west of Routt County Road 53.

Woods wants to build 150 single-family homes on property owned by Wes Signs. The project would be built in three phases.

Lots in the first phase would average about 7,100 square feet, and most would border open space, Woods said.

On Thursday, the Town Board only will determine whether16

the application for annexation is complete. The Hayden Planning Commission will consider a sketch plan for the project April 14.

Also Thursday, the board will consider annexing a group of properties southeast of the Sagewood subdivision along C.R. 53.

David Frith, Frank and Sue Weidner, and Thomas and Jaylyn Trapp have submitted applications for annexation.

Frith's property is about 25 acres and located directly east of the proposed Lake Villages residential and light industrial subdivision.

Frith is among partners in West Routt Properties, which wants to build an access road or boulevard to the project from C.R. 53 through his property.

The Trapp and Weidner properties are not related to the project but are being included in the process for utility and purposes.

The annexation is not necessary for the bypass; however, it would make the review process easier for developers, which would primarily have to work with the town for approvals instead of the town and Routt County.

Developers will need Routt County's approval to access C.R. 53.

The Planning Commission tabled its decision on the annexations last week to give Town Manager Russ Martin more time to work out water service issues and other details.

In other business, the board may award a contract to Pre-cision Excavating for second-phase improvements to the water treatment plant. The improvements will include two more filters that will double the facility's capacity.

About 55 percent of the project was funded by an Energy Impact Assistance grant. Precision offered the lowest of two bids and has worked with the town to further adjust that bid to fit the project budget, Martin said.

The Town board will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Hayden Town Hall.

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