Volume No. 18 Issue No. 2 February 2021  



  Building and real estate update
  By Lindsey Harrison

     High Plains subdivision
   The El Paso County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved the preliminary release of bond funds for subdivision improvements in High Plains Filing No. 1 for $137,218.14. All improvements have been completed and inspected. The subdivision, located north of Hodgen Road, east of Thompson Road and west of Black Forest Road, is included within the boundaries of the Black Forest Preservation Plan.
   
   High Plains Filing No.1 is located north of Hodgen Road, east of Thompson Road and west of Black Forest Road in Colorado Springs.
   
   The commissioners also unanimously approved the preliminary acceptance of certain streets within the High Plains Filing No. 1 into the EPC road maintenance system
   
   Meridian Ranch subdivision
   The BOCC unanimously approved the preliminary release of bond funds for subdivision improvements in Windingwalk Filing No. 1 at Meridian Ranch for $450,000. All improvements have been completed and inspected.
   
   Paint Brush Hills subdivision
   The commissioners unanimously approved a preliminary irrevocable standby letter of credit for subdivision improvements in Paint Brush Hills Filing No. 13E for $209,880. All improvements have been completed and inspected.
   
   The BOCC also unanimously approved the preliminary acceptance of certain streets within the Paint Brush Hills Filing No 13E into the EPC road maintenance system.
   
   Falcon Regional Park
   The commissioners unanimously approved three permanent easements for Mountain View Electric Association to install an electric utility within the Falcon Regional Park. MVEA is seeking to install and maintain an underground electric line along the southern, eastern and northern borders of the park, which will serve the surrounding residents in Falcon and provide electric service to future park amenities. The easement location will not impact any current or planned active use areas within the park.
   
   Banning Lewis Ranch North
   The BOCC unanimously approved a request by the city of Colorado Springs to accept an annexation impact report for Banning Lewis Ranch North. The lot is comprised of six parcels zoned residential rural-5, planned unit development and agricultural-5; and the associated right-of-way for Woodmen Road and Golden Rage Road for a total proposed annexation of about 887.08 acres. It is located about 0.5 miles west of the Woodmen Road and Highway 24 intersection on the north and the south side of Woodmen Road. All utility and emergency services will be provided by the city of Colorado Springs upon completion of the annexation.
   
   Settlers View subdivision
   The commissioners unanimously approved the preliminary acceptance of certain streets within the Settlers View subdivision into the EPC road maintenance system. All improvements have been completed and inspected.
   
   The BOCC also unanimously approved release of credit funds for subdivision improvements in the Settlers View subdivision for $194,800. All improvements have been completed and inspected.
   
   Winsome subdivision
   The commissioners unanimously approved a request by Winsome LLC for the final plat of a 164.4-acre property to create 47 single-family residential lots; three tracts for open space, drainage and utility purposes; and rights-of-way. The property is zoned residential rural-2.5 and located at the northwest corner of the Hodgen Road and Meridian Road intersection and is included within the boundaries of the Black Forest Preservation Plan.
   
   Haddock Metal Roof property
   The BOCC unanimously approved a request by Black Forest LLC to rezone 4.77 acres from A-5 to commercial community zoning. The property is located on the west side of Black Forest Road, about 980 feet north of the Shoup Road and Black Forest Road intersection and is located within the boundaries of the Black Forest Preservation Plan.
 
 
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