Hayden council approves rezoning parcel close to airport for enterprise park undertaking

Hayden council approves rezoning parcel close to airport for enterprise park undertaking
Hayden council approves rezoning parcel close to airport for enterprise park undertaking
The primary section of Hayden’s Northwest Colorado Enterprise Park Challenge anticipated to start out later this yr will add 13 parcels zoned for gentle industrial use starting from two to 5 acres in dimension.
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Hayden City Council unanimously authorized the primary studying to rezone a parcel of land close to the Yampa Valley Regional Airport that may enable for development to start out later this yr in town’s Northwest Colorado Enterprise Park undertaking.

Elena Scott, a planner with Frisco-based Norris Design, offered present designs for the park, which incorporates 13 parcels in section one which vary from two to 5 acres in dimension.

“I can’t imagine it’s taking place as shortly because it’s taking place,” mentioned Hayden Mayor Ryan Banks, previous to approval on Thursday, Feb. 16.

The primary section of the undertaking consists of 58 acres of land that was bought by the city in August 2022. Plans offered Thursday present seven parcels of about 5 acres and 6 extra which might be nearer to 2 acres in dimension.

The city’s position within the undertaking is to assemble streets and different infrastructure after which promote the parcels to companies that will erect their very own constructing to accommodate their wants.

“The purpose of the Northwest Colorado Enterprise Park is to essentially create some extra financial resiliency within the city of Hayden as we’re wanting ahead and understanding that a few of our present tax revenues are going to be going away,” Scott mentioned.

Scott mentioned the park is meant to lure companies concerned with out of doors recreation, development, sustainable vitality and different potential companies associated to the close by airport. City Supervisor Mathew Mendisco has mentioned a number of of the parcels are already underneath contract.

Present designs present two roads and a cul-de-sac are a part of the plan, although one of many roads wouldn’t be constructed till section two of the undertaking. Scott mentioned the undertaking additionally contains plans for water detention and riparian habitat.

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The street deliberate for section one may ultimately hyperlink as much as U.S. Freeway 40 and grow to be a extra centralized entry to the airport, although discovering funding to construct a brand new county street might be a sticking level.

A key a part of the event is a gravity sewer line, which prevents the necessity to have capabilities to pump sewage to the city’s bigger system. Scott mentioned not solely is it good for the park, it’s good for improvement on the east facet of city usually.

“By doing a gravity sewer system, we’re beginning to discover out that it’s going to enable all the airport zone to now have means to develop,” Mendisco mentioned. “It’s a giant deal.”

Mendisco mentioned the bidding course of for the undertaking could also be pushed off till early this summer time, which might push the beginning of development to September. Preliminary plans would have began with the on-site work, however Mendisco mentioned the city is contemplating trenching for the sewer line first.

“It actually simply delays us by three months,” Mendisco mentioned. “Versus early summer time 2024, will probably be late summer time after we shall be completed. It’s nonetheless a reasonably aggressive schedule.”