Edwards project under review next week
EAGLE, Colorado – Next week’s Eagle County Commissioner meetings will include discussions on a pair of land-use proposals in the Edwards area and three controversial ballot issues. All meetings will take place in the Eagle County Room, located at 500 Broadway in Eagle. The public is encouraged to attend. The board will hear a presentation at 2 p.m. Oct. 18 on the potential budget impacts of Proposition 101 and Amendments 60 and 61. Eagle County Finance Director John Lewis will give overview how the measures might affect county finances if passed. The commissioners on Oct. 19 will resume their hearing on an application for a variance submitted by Berlaimont Estates. The meeting begins at 9 a.m., with the item listed sixth on the agenda. Berlaimont Estates owns a 680-acre parcel within the White River National Forest near Edwards, which the company proposes to divide into 19 35-acre residential lots. Each lot could be developed with a single-family home and an accessory dwelling unit. Eagle County land use regulations require that access roads serving more than three residences meet applicable Eagle County road standards. Berlaimont Estates is seeking several variances from these standards. The U.S. Forest Service will also review the proposal during its required process for an easement for the proposed road.Finally, the board will continue its sketch plan review of the Eagle River Meadows development application at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19. The proposed 105-acre development is located on the former B&B gravel mine site just west of the Eagle River Preserve in Edwards and includes free market and deed-restricted housing units, as well as medical, wellness, office and related commercial uses. In addition, the proposal includes open space, new public trails and public fishing access.Next week’s meetings will be televised live on ecotv18, as well as streamed live and archived at http://www.eaglecounty.us. Previous meetings can be viewed at http://www.ecotv18.com.