Our Land Use

Watch List

This page identifies current and potential future land use issues that KMOHR is watching. If you are aware of others, please contact KeepMOHRural@gmail.com.

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Cedar Ridge Ranch (CRR) is a property off of Crystal Springs Road in Missouri Heights. The history of confusion around the uses permitted and compliance demonstrates a need for process improvements in non-conformance reporting, follow-up, enforcement, case management, and open Government by Garfield County.

Cottonwood Pass

"Karen Moculeski leads the Keep Missouri Heights Rural group that is wading into the Cottonwood Pass discussion. Her group of residents from the pastoral communities of ranches and homes atop the pass is pushing county leaders and CDOT to incorporate resident concerns in any study looking at improvements to the road.

"No one is saying that the highway closure in Glenwood is not an issue. We are simply asking if money should be better spent to fix Glenwood Canyon,” Moculeski said. “We are not necessarily taking a viewpoint or position right now other than to say residents need to be heard now, not later after CDOT finishes its study or survey.” ~ Colorado Sun

Fussner Minor Subdivision/White Cloud Property (former Ascendigo property)

White Cloud is the former Ascendigo Property that we fought so hard to protect from over development and commercial use in Spring 2021. As you know the property was sold by Ascendigo to a family owned LImited Liability Corporation (LLC). A new additional lot is being proposed by the new owner that requires County approval.

From the Aspen Times - "A controversial property slated for dense residential development in the midvalley was recommended for upzoning in a 3-2 vote by the Roaring Fork Valley Regional Planning Commission on Thursday.

The rezoning recommendation to Eagle County commissioners from Rural Residential to Residential Multi-Family allows The Fields development team to build as many as 135 homes on the 19.39-acre parcel.

Rural Residential only allows one residence per 2 acres, which would’ve limited the development team, led by Evan Schreiber, to build nine homes on the property located across from the Blue Lake subdivision and west of Crown Mountain Park off Highway 82.

The Eagle County Community Development Department has received land use application ZS-9260-2022 from Whiskey Mountain, LLC for Twin Acres Riding Stables, located at 623 Fender Lane. The parcel is also known by Assessor’s Parcel #2391-223-00-006. The application is a Consolidated Special Use Permit to allow for the development and operation of a riding and boarding stable.

The Applicant is requesting a Consolidated Minor Special Use Permit for a 25 stall boarding stable and 100' x 200' covered riding stable on the 101 acre parcel zoned Agricultural Residential. 80 acres of this parcel are in an Aspen Valley Land Trust conservation easement and 20± acres are considered the homestead which allows these uses in the conservation easement. The covered riding arena and boarding stable are proposed to be commercial operations and open to the public on a reservation basis as space allows to accommodate horse boarding and horse riding, training and lessons and lessons for novice to professional equestrians.

Xcel Energy is proposing to rebuild the existing 11-mile transmission line between the Hopkins and Basalt substations in Eagle and Garfield counties. The transmission line was originally built more than 100 years ago and is reaching the end of its useful life. To ensure we can continue delivering reliable, safe electricity for our customers, the line will be rebuilt, which will improve electric service to homes and businesses in the area, while also meeting the community’s current needs and future growth.

Approximately five miles of the line are located in Eagle County, with the remaining infrastructure in Garfield County; about half of the project is located on property managed by the Bureau of Land Management with the rest located on private property.

Identify New Projects to Watch

You can identify new projects to watch by following the guidance in Discover New Development Proposals. We encourage you to do so!