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Project Name
White Cottage Farm - Variance of Use
Variance of Use to allow Business Events Center and Bed & Breakfast hybrid use on RR-5 zoned property.
5119000007 5119000007
Urban Strategies, Inc.
Les Gruen ( )
(719) 227-7777
Les Gruen ( )
(719) 227-7777
EA Number
File Number
Project Manager
Ryan Howser
12/9/2020 12:35:53 PM

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Review Comments (11)

Link Agency Comment
View PCD Project Manager
8/31/2021 9:52:03 AM
Traffic memo - PCD Engineering comments 8/31/2021 9:52:03 AM
View PCD Project Manager
8/31/2021 9:51:43 AM
Site plan comments - includes PCD Planning and PCD Engineering 8/31/2021 9:51:43 AM
View PCD Project Manager
8/31/2021 9:51:26 AM
Letter of intent comments - includes PCD Planning and PCD Engineering 8/31/2021 9:51:26 AM
View PCD Project Manager
8/31/2021 9:51:04 AM
Application comments 8/31/2021 9:51:04 AM
View El Paso County Conservation Dist
8/24/2021 8:41:47 AM
8/24/2021 8:41:47 AM
View El Paso County Conservation Dist
8/24/2021 8:41:11 AM
8/24/2021 8:41:11 AM
View EPC Environmental Services
8/19/2021 1:19:12 PM
8/19/2021 1:19:12 PM
View Mountain View Electric Association, Inc.
8/16/2021 3:33:02 PM
See attached comments 8/16/2021 3:33:02 PM
Black Forest Land Use Committee
8/15/2021 7:12:29 PM
The Black Forest Land Use Committee has reviewed this proposal and recommends DENIAL of the variance.

The following reasons are stated:

1. This event center and B&B is not compatible with the rural, residential neighborhood where it is located. This type of proposal has been considered before and denied. This is a residential area and not a place for a wedding venue.

2. This venue is certainly not harmonious with the character of the neighborhood.

3. Weddings tend to get loud with DJs and dances. Sound carries far out on the prairie and this location doesn't have the buffering of trees. On a quiet evening, this sound would carry a long way and would be a nuisance.

4. Impacts include noise (see above) and congestion. If they maximum number of guests is 100 with up to 25 vendors, there could be 75 or more cars coming and going. This would raise dust and congestion that is totally not in character with the neighborhood. Even if some of the neighbors seemed to be in favor of this use, they don't realize what noise and congestion a wedding can cause out on the prairie.

The Land Use Committee feels this is not a good idea and recommends DENIAL.
8/15/2021 7:12:29 PM
PCD Engineering Division
8/30/2021 2:34:39 PM
Review 1 comments will be uploaded by the project manager. Review comments on the following documents:

- Traffic Memo
- Letter of Intent
- Site Plan Drawing

There is no driveway permit on file. Please apply for a driveway permit by contacting Petra Rangel at

Reviewed by:
Lupe Packman
Review Engineer
8/30/2021 2:34:39 PM
Lewis Palmer 38
8/6/2021 4:38:09 PM
Lewis-Palmer School District 38 has no comments regarding this subdivision and variance at this time. 8/6/2021 4:38:09 PM