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Meeting Alert! 4/19/23,  approx. 2:30 p.m. County To Discuss Aldasoro Ranch Exemption From Impact Mitigation Fee

BOCC Meeting

Wednesday 4/19/23approximately 2:30 p.m., the Board of County Commissioners will be discussing the Aldasoro Ranch’s impact fee exemption letter. Here is the excerpt from the BOCC agenda:

I will report back on County actions. Here is the Zoom meeting link if you would like to attend:  ZOOM Meeting - - Join a Meeting, Meeting Id # 534.180.495, Password 014764, audio 1-301-715-8592 or 1-253-215-8782

County Planning Commission Meeting

Thursday, 4/20/23, 10:00 a.m.  The Planning Commission will be hearing suggested changes to the Land Use Code Section 5-20 “Transportation Requirements for Developments in the Telluride R-1 School District”, as follows:

5-2002 C. Deep Creek Mesa Link

Any development on Deep Creek Mesa with lands proposed for development under the Affordable Housing Planned Unit Development, Low Intensity Industrial, Low Density, Medium Density, and/or the High Density, Low Density Residential, Community Housing, and/or the Mixed Use Development Zone Districts will be required to develop an alternate transportation link to the Telluride R-1 School District alternate transportation system and guarantee implementation of the link.

The County claims the reason for the change is related to collection of RETA funds and “Developers of subdivisions in the Telluride R-1 School District will be subject to specific requirements regarding transportation that must be met prior to final subdivision approval.”  

County Manager Mike Bordogna, commented in a referral agency email and said “wondered why the proposed change is only for Deep Creek Mesa, and not the other areas that will be in the next EEMP (East End Master Plan) boundary, like Illium, Pandora etc.? and I’m curious what is meant by “guaranteed implementation” – a letter to serve, or funding shown set aside?” 

Another reason the County may want to change the language is to position themselves strategically to continue pursuing the Diamond Ridge affordable housing development project in relation to the new State Senate Bill 23-213, which according to Governor Polis in an interview last week said,“key pieces of the bill include allowing multi-family housing near transportation and commercial corridors, and in residential areas, allowing for more duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes and accessory dwelling units.”

It is unclear how this affects Aldasoro Ranch but the HOC will follow it closely. Here is the Zoom meeting link if you would like to attend the County Planning meeting:, Meeting ID: 965 1288 5206, Password: 534277