22 homes planned in Lake Creek | VailDaily.com

22 homes planned in Lake Creek

Tamara Miller

EDWARDS – One man’s plan to build several homes in a rural neighborhood south of Edwards has some of his neighbors crying foul.Fred Green, who owns a 28-acre piece of property up Lake Creek Road, is asking the Board of County Commissioners to allow him to put 21 homes, plus a “caretaker” residence” on the land. Right now, there is only one home.The commissioners will consider his request during a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday. Lake Creek meadows resident Elizabeth Holland said she hopes the commissioners deny his request. Approving Green’s request could set a precedent that could change the rural character of the Lake Creek Valley by allowing other owners of large lots to build several homes on their property, she said. The valley, which lies on either side of Lake Creek Road, consists of longtime ranches, widely spaced homes and some exclusive neighborhoods. The valley is home to East and West Lake Creek trails, two popular hiking areas. The Homestead subdivision surrounds Green’s property on three sides. “It’s one of the few places where you can still go and somewhat escape,” said Holland, who like many longtime Edwards residents, laments the growth that has occurred in the area. Several Lake Creek and Homestead residents have sent letters in opposition of the project, according to Eagle County staff. Several of them were contacted for comment for this article, but did not return calls or refused to comment.Attempts to reach Green for comment were unsuccessful. An assistant in his office said he was out of town.Green’s original proposal would have placed 28 homes on the land, or one house per acre. Green has since eliminated five of those homes, said Bob Narracci, manager of the county’s planning department. Staff Writer Tamara Miller can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 607, or tmiller@vaildaily.com.Vail, Colorado

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