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Tree Farm PUD review continues Thursday

Contact: Scot Hunn, Current Planning Manager, 970-328-8624 or

Oct. 19, 2015 – The Roaring Fork Valley Regional Planning Commission will continue review of the Tree Farm Planned Unit Development (PUD) preliminary plan during its regular meeting on Oct. 22. An executive session is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. The public hearing will begin at 4 p.m. at the El Jebel Community Center, 0020 Eagle County Drive in El Jebel.

The commission will resume discussion on the PUD Guide, including the sections on affordable housing, administration, parking requirements and definitions. The applicant will also present a parking study which compares similar multi-family developments throughout the Roaring Fork Valley; an updated variation request based on changes the applicant has made in response to Eagle County Engineering Department and Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District requests; and new site plans showing the potential layout of buildings and parking areas as well as architectural renderings.

Public comment will take place immediately following the presentation. It is anticipated that Thursday’s meeting will be the last at which public input will be heard. Next steps include commission deliberations and the development of recommendations for approval or denial. If needed, the process will continue on to Nov. 5.

The Tree Farm PUD encompasses 71 acres, located on what’s known as the Lane Property on the north side of U.S. Highway 82 across from Willits Town Center. As proposed, the development would include up to 400 residential units, approximately 135,000 square feet of commercial, office, lodging, and/or light industrial space, 42 acres of active and passive open space, and the continued use of the property for tree farm and nursery operations.

The Tree Farm application and staff report are available for review online at Comments on the file can be submitted to For more information, contact Eagle County Planner Scot Hunn at 970-328-8624.