Site Visit & Hearing
Roaring Fork Valley Regional Planning Commission
Feb 2 Site Visit to Twin Acres Stable in Missouri Heights & Hearing in El Jebel
Eagle County Planning staff, Planning Commissioners, Owner representatives, and 40 members of the Public visited the proposed site of the development for a commercial 50 (updated to 45) horse boarding and riding facility at 623 Fender Lane, including a new 20,000 square-foot riding arena and 25-stall stable, then reconvened at the Eagle County building in El Jebel.
The property was historically used as a small working ranch and is partially protected by a Conservation Easement with the Aspen Valley Land Trust.
The Special Use Application for a Commercial Riding Stable and Boarding Stable was heard by the Roaring Fork Regional Planning Commission. Though zoned Agricultural Residential, fourteen members of the public spoke out against the Application, basing their concerns on issues ranging from the project being out of scale and character with the area, degradation of scenic value for the 100 plus homes in line-of-site, and impacts on wild life and water resources, to traffic, noise, flies, odors, emergency egress, and excessive operating hours.
The Planning Commission voted to approve the Application and County Staff are updating documentation for the Board of County Commissioners, who will hold a public hearing on the Application on April 11, 2023.
Missouri Heights residents are organizing in force to challenge the project.