Public Hearing on Zoning Change for Proposed Subdivision Set for Sept 9

Portion of Fence south of Sonic Drive-In

Portion of Fence south of Sonic Drive-In

Lamar residents have noticed some fence work on the western side of the north end of town over the past several months.  A wire fence was erected on the south end of the Sonic Drive-In parking lot between Pit Stop earlier this summer.  The fence sets off Lots 2 and 9 which borders Holly Street behind McDonalds and travels south to the Lamar Canal to the rear of the former K-Mart building.  The property line generally runs along the canal from the alleyways of North 7th and 8th and North 5th and 6th Streets as the east/west borders and Holly Street and the Lamar Canal as the north/south border.

Southern Edge of Property by Lamar Canal

Southern Edge of Property by Lamar Canal

The Lamar Planning and Zoning Commission has scheduled a public hearing for 5:30pm on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, in the City Council Chambers, 102 East Parmenter Street, 2nd Floor, Lamar, Colorado for the purpose of hearing and making a recommendation to the City council regarding the following requests:

Case No: PZ-2014-03, REZONE – At the request of Shree Madhavkishan Infra Housing Projects Private Limited, LLC, c/o Peter Patel for a zoning change which affects the property legally described as:

Lots 2 & 9 of Forest Park Place Subdivision to the City of Lamar, County f Prowers and State of Colorado.

The desired change is from O-E Open Estates District to R-1 Residential and C-2 Commercial Districts respectively.  Any person may appear before the Planning and Zoning Commission at the time and place stated above to be heard on the proposed request.  A letter from the city’s Planning and Community Development director, Roberto Becerril, has been sent to a number of city residents whose property is within 100 feet of the property where the zoning change request has been made.

Becerill gave a rough estimate, stating the property contains about 22 acres of land at eleven acres per lot.  The proposed commercial change would face Holly Street to the north and the residential application would fall directly behind that, ending at the canal.  For residential development, The City of Lamar regulates the size of residential lots to a minimum of 8,000 square feet with a frontage measuring 70 feet.  If the land is re-zoned, the owner must provide an analysis of soil samples and because the property extends into the Flood Plain, permits will be required from FEMA and Colorado Water Board Association prior to any development.

By Russ Baldwin




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