West Dumont Road Project Review

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Introduction:

Thank you for your participation. Based off of public comment, further study will occur prior to a project being selected.

Background:

On May 5th, 2021, Clear Creek County published a Request for Development Proposals (RFDP) for the purchase and redevelopment of the County-owned property at 445 West Dumont Road. The goals of the project are as follows:

  1. Provide permanently affordable housing
  2. Satisfy the interests of the local community
  3. Support the fiscal stewardship responsibilities of Clear Creek County
  4. Elevate the quality of life of Clear Creek County residents and the residents of the proposed project
  5. Reflect the culture of the community and the aesthetic and environment of the property's location

In response to the RFDP the County received 3 proposals (Proposal A, Proposal B, and Proposal C) which are available to view under the "Documents" section on the right side of this page or under the VIEW & COMMENT tab below.

All proposals were required to include an affordable housing component in order to receive consideration.

Virtual Public Meeting Event:

On August 12th between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm, Clear Creek County hosted a virtual Public Meeting to discuss the three proposals.

Ways to Participate:

Attend the Virtual Public Meeting Event on August 12th. Between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm, there will be an virtual public meeting event during which each presenter will share a 10-minute presentation followed by Q&A.

Or use the tabs below to:

  1. Complete a brief HOUSING SURVEY
  2. VIEW & COMMENT on the three proposals
  3. We also invite you to SHARE STORIES. We want to hear from you! You can tell us how lack of affordable housing is impacting you and your family or share any general comments you have about how a housing project at this location may impact you.

Introduction:

Thank you for your participation. Based off of public comment, further study will occur prior to a project being selected.

Background:

On May 5th, 2021, Clear Creek County published a Request for Development Proposals (RFDP) for the purchase and redevelopment of the County-owned property at 445 West Dumont Road. The goals of the project are as follows:

  1. Provide permanently affordable housing
  2. Satisfy the interests of the local community
  3. Support the fiscal stewardship responsibilities of Clear Creek County
  4. Elevate the quality of life of Clear Creek County residents and the residents of the proposed project
  5. Reflect the culture of the community and the aesthetic and environment of the property's location

In response to the RFDP the County received 3 proposals (Proposal A, Proposal B, and Proposal C) which are available to view under the "Documents" section on the right side of this page or under the VIEW & COMMENT tab below.

All proposals were required to include an affordable housing component in order to receive consideration.

Virtual Public Meeting Event:

On August 12th between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm, Clear Creek County hosted a virtual Public Meeting to discuss the three proposals.

Ways to Participate:

Attend the Virtual Public Meeting Event on August 12th. Between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm, there will be an virtual public meeting event during which each presenter will share a 10-minute presentation followed by Q&A.

Or use the tabs below to:

  1. Complete a brief HOUSING SURVEY
  2. VIEW & COMMENT on the three proposals
  3. We also invite you to SHARE STORIES. We want to hear from you! You can tell us how lack of affordable housing is impacting you and your family or share any general comments you have about how a housing project at this location may impact you.

SHARE STORIES

We want to hear from you! You can tell us how lack of affordable housing is impacting you and your family or share any general comments you have about how a housing project at this location may impact you. Use this space to share your stories!

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If Carlson elementary school does move or need to moves why is this space not being considered for its new site? It has none of the problems nor costs associated with the demolition or refurbishment of Building 103. Additionally why is this also not being considered for park space - potentially a partnership with the Recreation District like the old rodeo grounds. Because the County stands to sell the property for the purchase price all of these proposals seem shortsighted.

Jessica 12 months ago

Being close to the planned area this is a concern, we bought in the area because we like the rural setting.
INCREASED PUMPING IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA

Another reason that wells "go dry" is the lowering of the water table by increased pumpage in the immediate area. Housing developments with small lots and individual wells have been built in many rural areas. If the aquifer is low yielding so that pumping causes a large drawdown, a cone of depression will develop around each well. Thus, several domestic wells close together can create a steady lowering of the water table if pumpage exceeds the natural recharge to the system (unless the withdrawn water is returned to the aquifer through septic systems). A third major reason that rural wells "go dry" is the installation of larger capacity wells for municipal, industrial, or agricultural purposes adjacent to residental areas. The increased withdrawals may cause large widespread cones of depression that intersect one another and cause general water-level declines that affect nearby domestic wells.

racercorky about 1 year ago

Please keep in mind that the building on this property has been looked at for another early care and learning site for our county. The Needs Assessment done in 2018 indicates that even with the new infant and toddler center at the Resource Center opening in early 2022, that new program will not meet the need especially for additional infant/toddler care.
If you don't have a copy of the Needs Assessment in your file, please request from Laurie Beckel.

Expanding Early Care and Learning in Clear Creek County about 1 year ago

So I do not feel any of the proposed development proposals have the best interests of the residents that live here in mind. Again this is the county attempting to dabble in the real-estate industry and using our taxes to do so. Instead of trying to develop a beautiful area that is perfect just the way it is. Why doesn’t the county actually listen to people that live here and make a community center that has daycare as well as a museum. There is a pre-existing baseball field that could be used as a baseball and athletic field for local residents.

I am extremely disappointed in the county and how they want to bring the city to a rural area! There is nothing wrong with beautiful open spaces!

In addition what is this going to do to our sewer and already stressed water resources in the area. Many residents wells have and are going dry. We have to use bottled water at this point because our well is not producing anymore. The county plays with our tax dollars inappropriately. There is no foresight when it comes to this area, and no one seems to value any of the residents opinions!

STOP IT! Stop playing the real estate market trying to make a buck off me! Stop trying to force your development ideas down out throats! Stop ignoring us when we come to meetings and voice our opinions!

The county is supposed to be run by public servants that listen to the people and are appointed by the people to represent the people. This is not how you are acting.

If you want to have affordable housing for people then create actual affordable housing and stop trying to make a buck off of me and all of the other residents that live in this community. Make affordable housing in a place where jobs exist.. Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Evergreen, Empire.

Try building a preschool or daycare center, a community center, a museum and employee a few people who need jobs locally instead of bringing more people into a already economically stressed and depressed area.

Nick Goymerac about 1 year ago
Page last updated: 08 Nov 2021, 09:16 AM