Review set to resume Thursday on Tree Farm project in El Jebel

Staff report

The Roaring Fork Valley Regional Planning Commission will resume its review Thursday of the Tree Farm project for as many as 400 residences and nearly 135,000 square feet of commercial space in the El Jebel area.

A public hearing will begin at 4 p.m. at the Eagle County office building in El Jebel, adjacent to Crown Mountain Park.

The planning commission advises the Eagle County Commissioners on land use issues in the Roaring Fork Valley portion of the county. The commission has held several meetings on the proposal submitted by Ace Lane and his company, Woody Ventures LLC.

The topics Thursday will include affordable housing and parking requirements. Lane’s team will present a study that compares parking at similar multi-family developments throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. Woody Ventures LLC also will present new sites plans that show the potential layout of buildings and parking areas as well as architectural renderings.

Public comment will take place immediately after the presentation.

“It is anticipated that Thursday’s meeting will be the last at which public input will be heard,” said a statement from Eagle County government. “Next steps include commission deliberations and the development of recommendations for approval or denial.”

If needed, the process will be continued until Nov. 5, the county said.

The Tree Farm application and staff report are available for review online at Planning/Active_Land_Use_ Applications.