Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Home Depot for Silverthorne?

Home Depot has submitted a building plan that Silverthorne’s planning staff.

The building plan gained staff approval Friday for a 100,000 square-foot store just south of Interstate 70 near the outlet stores at the base of the Dillon Dam.

The approval is conditional — Home Depot must address nine issues, including previous concerns about wetlands impacts and traffic.

The design will be reviewed by the planning commission.

“The most recent version of the Home Depot plan is, for the most part, consistent with town standards,” said Mark Leidal, Silverthorne’s community development director.

“The next step is to review the proposal with the planning commission and town council.”

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Open House Signs in Breckenridge

There may soon be more “open house” signs in Breckenridge, the result of a compromise the town and local real estate companies have been working on for several months.

TheTown Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve on first reading changes to the sign code to include allowing up to three directional signs leading prospective buyers to an open house.

The proposed changes to the sign code include restrictions on a sign’s design, location and times of display.

Existing code allows only for one “open-house” sign on the property.

But properties can be difficult to find among the curving roads without directional signs on main intersections.

If approved at the next town meeting, March 24, the sign-code legislation would sunset — or expire — in one year.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Dillon Hires New Town Planner

Bev Kaiser, was recently hired to fill the Dillon’s town planner vacancy. She will begin work on March 16.

“It’s a beautiful community, and I’m quite familiar with it,” Kaiser said of Dillon.

Kaiser has been town planner in Buena Vista, Colorado since 2007.

“We advertised for the position and received between 80 and 90 applications,” said Devin Granbery, Dillon’s town manager.

“We then did interviews with the top three or four.

”Kaiser, who used to be a Breckenridge resident, worked with Granbery when they both were employed by the Town of Silverton.“Beverly stood out,” Granbery said.

“She’s very well qualified for the position. ... She’s going to help move our planning efforts forward.”Kaiser has both mountain town and Front Range experience. She’s worked in Silverton, the upper Arkansas Valley, Durango, Reno, Westminster and she’s taught planning at the college level.