Listed below are a few things that the can do in the very near-term, for example, if you have questions or concerns about a particular community issue, you can contact the agency responsible for providing or regulating that specific service.
Concerning Conifer Center
Conifer Center: Foothills Housing 1, LLC (“Foothills Housing”) proposes to rezone the 47.12 acres at Light Lane near U.S.-285 in Conifer CO, currently zoned A-2, to build 188 residential dwelling units (DUs), up to 20,000 sq-ft of commercial space, and unspecified community uses as a Planned Development (PD). The case is currently on pause while the lawsuit that Foothills Housing/Stuart Borne Manager has filed against Elk Creek FPD works its way through the court, please stay tuned.
The Conifer & South Evergreen Community Committee has carefully researched this proposed development project finding the following deficiencies:
— Fire Protection – Elk Creek Fire Protection District Fire Chief Jacob Ware has sent Jefferson County Planning & Zoning a letter stating, the District would be “UNABLE TO PROTECT” this high-density development were it to be constructed, going on the recommend against the project, meaning, the District would find it extremely difficult to successfully supress an onsite fire or an approaching wildfire at such a high-density development.
— Water/Wastewater Treatment – Foothills has not satisfactorly demonstrated how it plans to construct the proposed development in that it has no identified legal rights to withdraw local groundwater as raw water no means of raw water treatment, no means of wastewater treatment, and no means to return withdrawn groundwater to the local fractured bedrock aquifer.
— Ingress/Egress – The one-way-in and one-way-out nature of the access to the site, literally, creates a death-trap at the site due to the fact that all emergency rescue and evacuation routes would be cutoff during an emergency event.
If you wish to express your concerns about the Conifer Commons proposed development, you may contact Planning & Zoning Case Manager Mr. Nick Nelson via email here: