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Eagle launches planning effort to study river corridor

The town of Eagle is launching a planning study for the Eagle River Corridor with a public meeting slated Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Connecting the town with the Eagle River emerged as a major goal at a planning work session attended by members of the Eagle Planning and Zoning Commission, Eagle Town Board and town staff in January of this year. In addition to the public meeting on Sept. 30 a planning and design charrette has been scheduled for October 29, 30 and 31.

The Eagle River Corridor Plan, to be incorporated as a component of the town’s comprehensive plan, will include chapters covering land use, trails, roads, open space, river recreation, parks and conservation. The focus of the river corridor plan reaches from Eagle’s eastern growth boundary located approximately two miles east of the Eby Creek Road to the town’s wastewater treatment plant on the west.

The plan will include a chapter prepared in coordination with town of Gypsum that presents a riverfront path system linking the two communities and an in-stream recreational amenities program for the Eagle River as it flows through the planning area of both towns.

A steering committee composed of representatives from the property owners along the river, town of Eagle, Eagle County, Eagle County Historical Society, ECO Transit/Trails, Eagle River Watershed Council, Eagle Chamber of Commerce and stakeholder groups will prepare the plan.

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“We are pleased to be working collaboratively with Eagle County, and will coordinate the Eagle River Sub Area Plan with plans for the county fairgrounds,” said Eagle Town Planner Tom Boni.

The planning process will commence in September with the Sept. 30 public visioning meeting. Several steering committee meetings will further refine the vision and goals for the plan, along with the public planning/design charrettes to formulate planning guidelines for corridor. Notification of all meetings and any draft reports or plans will be posted on the Town’s website under a heading Eagle River Corridor Plan.

Anyone are interested in participating in this planning effort, should contact Tom Boni at 970-328-9619 or e-mail tomboni@townofeagle.org.

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