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Council to discuss redevelopment

Collin Smith

In other business

The City Council will:

• Hear site plans for a Walgreens development at 750 W. Victory Way and Mountain West Insurance at 100 E. Victory Way.

• Consider approval of a letter to the State Board of Great Outdoors Colorado supporting the Regional Outdoor Recreation Facility.

• Hold a public hearing to discuss rezoning the area planned for Walgreens development and vote on a resolution to rezone.

• Hear the second reading of an ordinance concerning privately-owned fire hydrants in the city limits.

• Discuss administering a community survey concerning quality of life issues and public opinion topics.

In other business

The City Council will:

• Hear site plans for a Walgreens development at 750 W. Victory Way and Mountain West Insurance at 100 E. Victory Way.

• Consider approval of a letter to the State Board of Great Outdoors Colorado supporting the Regional Outdoor Recreation Facility.

• Hold a public hearing to discuss rezoning the area planned for Walgreens development and vote on a resolution to rezone.

• Hear the second reading of an ordinance concerning privately-owned fire hydrants in the city limits.

• Discuss administering a community survey concerning quality of life issues and public opinion topics.

— The Craig City Council plans to look at development and construction projects during its meeting tonight.

Craig Mayor Don Jones wants the City Council to approve a letter to the Great Outdoors Colorado, or GOCO, state board recommending it provide a $750,000 grant for the Northwest Colorado Sports Complex in Hayden.

Craig already has helped fund an economic impact study, and in the proposed letter, Jones pledges Craig will continue to participate as a partner.

City Manager Jim Ferree sees the sports complex as a key addition to improving the Yampa Valley’s quality of life.

“This would be great for the area,” Ferree said. “This is an attempt to retain Triple Crown in the Valley and attract other events as well. Right now, the entire Valley is at capacity for ball fields.”

Organizers expect the initial sports complex to provide 10 multi-use ball fields – for any field sports including baseball, soccer and football – all on land donated by a Hayden developer.

The complex is planned for outdoor use only, and is not expected to be an alternative to a Craig youth recreation center, which would be for indoor activities.

The application for the Great Outdoors Colorado grant is due Sept. 7. Total estimated construction costs are about $8.5 million, Ferree said, but organizers thought it would be prudent to pursue the GOCO grant now since the deadline is so soon.

The council also plans to hear site plans for a Walgreens store on Victory Way and Green Street and for Moun-tain West Insurance, which wants to build an office at 100 E. Victory Way.

Both businesses appeared before the Craig Planning and Zoning Commission on Aug. 20, and both received unanimous recommendations for City Council approval.

The council expects to hear from residents during a public hearing to consider the rezoning necessary for Walgreens to build across the four lots it has purchased and demolished.

After the hearing, the council will vote on the rezoning issue.

Collin Smith can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 209, or cesmith@craigdailypress.com


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