New subdivision proposed near entrance to CB South off Hwy 135

76 units with ADUs

[  By Mark Reaman  ]

While in the very early stages, an Oklahoma developer has applied to Gunnison County to subdivide 90 acres near the entrance to Crested Butte South into 76 residential lots. The development would have to go through a major impact review through the Gunnison County Land Use Change process. County planners have requested more information before starting the public process with a completed application. 

According to the initial application filed last month from Russ Harrison of HGC Holdings, the development named “Wildflower at CB” runs along the East River off of Highway 135 and would create 76 single family lots that could also include an accessory dwelling unit. Houses would have to be a minimum of 1,400 square feet and be no larger than 5,000 square feet. The ADUs would have to be at least 800 square feet. The lots take up approximately 24 of the 90 acres while roads and parking add up to 6.3 acres leaving 67% of the property as open space. Buildings would be a maximum of 30 feet tall. The lower land along the East River on the property is not included in the development.

“It is a little early in the process to discuss specifics of the proposed development,” said Harrison in a response to an email. “We just made an application and I’m very interested to hear what the county would like to see. I assure you that we’re looking at a structure that represents a win, win for all parties.” 

Water and sewer service for the subdivision is expected to go through the Crested Butte South Metro District. There will be three lift stations needed to accommodate the sewer lines. Wells on the property would provide the water and latest test well results indicate there is plenty of water, according to the developer.

An email from the CB News to the metro district did not receive a reply.

Berms would be placed along the highway and the “upper bench” would be dropped to “reduce the impact of the development along the highway.” An “extensive internal integrated trail system” is being proposed as part of the development. It is anticipated that issues like affordable housing and public parks will be brought up in the public review process.

The Major Impact Review process with the county normally takes between one and two years.

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