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‘Educational facility’ proposed 6 miles up Lake Creek Road

EAGLE COUNTY — The Eagle County Planning Commission will hold a hearing today for a proposed “educational facility” more than 6 miles up Lake Creek Road. The hearing is set for 3 p.m. at the county administration building in Eagle.

Applicants Kathy and Peter Halstead have proposed building a facility on their 18.9-acre property on Holy Cross Drive. That’s a bit more than 6 miles south of U.S. Highway 6 up Lake Creek Road. According to county documents, the Halsteads are proposing:

• A 10,000-square-foot facility for a digital library and recording facility that can host small performances for 50 to 75 people.

• A 24-space parking lot.

• A 1,500-square-foot artist’s residence.

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• A portable acoustic bandshell.

According to county codes, the application will require a special use permit for all uses except the residence and agricultural uses.

Neighbors, the Lake Creek Meadows Homeowners Association and Colorado Parks and Wildlife have submitted written comments on the proposal. Neighbors generally oppose the plan. A letter from Area Wildlife Manager Perry Will asks county officials to consider changes to the proposal.

The Eagle County Planning Commission is an advisory board to the Eagle County Commissioners. The planning commission is expected to vote today whether or not to recommend approval.

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