Amendment to Ken Caryl Towne Center ODP Approved
The BCC approved an amendment to the Ken Caryl Towne Center Official Development Plan (ODP). The change will allow up to 280 stand-alone multifamily units, with height restrictions of 45 and 55 feet, while retaining the existing commercial entitlements. This case was recommended for approval by both staff and the Planning Commission.
The property is approximately 14 acres and is located at the northeast and northwest corner of Shaffer Parkway and Shaffer Place. The original ODP allowed for commercial and retail uses of any square footage and unlimited building height. In 2010, the property was rezoned to allow for 160 multifamily residential uses within the commercial center of the development where it was not permitted before. The intent of the previous rezoning was to allow for a mixed-use concept while retaining commercial viability of the property.
The current BCC approval was only for the amendment to the ODP. When the applicant wants to build-out the vacant lots, he will need to continue through the planning process, which includes plat reviews, a Site Development Plan and approval from the BCC.
List of SCFD Grants Approved
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved the recommendations from the county's Cultural Council Board and the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) Board for $885,557.72 in grants. The grants are funded through tax dollars generated by the SCFD sales tax approved by voters.
The Cultural Council Board reviewed and interviewed 80 applicants from different cultural and scientific organizations requesting grant funds for their 2013 programs. Some of the organizations that applied include:
- Foothills Art Center
- Morrison Theatre Company
- Jefferson Symphony Association
- Ballet Nouveau Colorado
Now that the grants have been approved by the BCC, they will be up for final approval by the SCFD Board. The grant monies will be distributed on Oct. 24.
County Receives Grant for Emergency Management
The BCC approved an $110,000 grant from the State of Colorado Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security for the Emergency Management Performance Grant/Local Emergency Management Support (EMPG/LEMS). The grant is for the 2012 fiscal year and will be used for the Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management.
Each year the Colorado Department of Public Safety awards funds to help local offices of emergency management with their operational costs. The requirement of this contract is to complete a quarterly report of activities. This retains eligibility for the federal funds and covers projected emergency activities for the county. The total project cost is $220,000 and the remaining half will be funded by a county in-kind match.