Council Wrap-up from May 23
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 1:56pm
Castle Pines Master Transportation Plan
Representatives from Bohannan Huston, Inc. presented the final draft of the City's first Master Transportation Plan. The Transportation Plan will provide direction as the City continues to strategically improve the road network now and into the future. The goals and objectives of the Master Transportation Plan align with the Castle Pines Comprehensive Plan to encourage transportation initiatives that support community character.
Public Hearing: Ordinance No. 17-04 Approving the Lagae Ranch Planned Development and Amending the Official Zoning Map
Community Development staff and the applicant provided an overview of the proposed amendments to the Lagae Ranch Planned Development which would allow for additional, approved uses on the site.
The area known as PA7, adjacent to I-25, is approximately 19 acres in size. It was originally zoned in 2008 to allow for school, financial institution, church, cultural facility, open space, trails, park, recreation facility, day-care center, health club, town hall, community center, retail and professional office uses. Ventana Capital, Inc. requested that a self-storage facility, municipal services, car wash, cell tower and office with warehouse storage be permitted as well.
Following lengthy public comment from Castle Pines Village residents, City Council voted 6-1 to deny the applicant's proposed amendment on the grounds that it would adversely affect the public interest or enjoyment of the adjacent land.
Resolution No. 17-09 Authorizing a Construction Contract with Interstate Highway Construction, Inc. for the City's 2017 Street Improvement Program
City staff received two bids from contractors to complete the 2017 street improvement program to repair concrete panels and both bids exceeded the City's budget by over $1 million for the year. Therefore, the approved Resolution formally rejected the two bids and authorized direct negotiations with Interstate Highway Construction, Inc. for road repairs not to exceed $1,317,494.
Sign Code Discussion
The sign code discussion continued from the April 25, 2017 meeting to address changes the City will need to address following the United States Supreme Court's decision to strike down the sign code of the Town of Gilbert, Arizona, ruling that it violated the free speech clause of the First Amendment. City staff continues to evaluate the current sign code and will present proposed changes aligning with the Supreme Court decision at a future City Council meeting.
Public Hearing: Hotel & Restaurant Liquor License for Street Smart Media, LLC d/b/a Golden Flame Hot Wings
City Council convened as the Liquor Licensing Authority to conduct a public hearing for Golden Flame Hot Wings. The applicant gave a brief overview of his business and answered questions pertaining to the sale of alcohol. There was unanimous approval for a new hotel and restaurant liquor license to allow Golden Flame Hot Wings to sell liquor, in addition to beer and wine already approved and sold onsite.