REZONING PAVES WAY FOR HOMES AND GOLF COURSE
El Paso County commissioners voted Tuesday to rezone more than 1,400 acres in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, paving the way for a development that will include almost 300 homes and a golf course.
The commissioners approved with a 4-1 vote to change the area west of Black Forest Road and south of Hodgen Road from 5-acre rural residential to a Planned Urban Development that will allow a minimum lot size of 2.5 acres. Commissioner Darryl Glenn cast the only “no” vote, saying a plan to extend Stage Coach Road west of Colorado 83 would “exacerbate” a dangerous traffic situation.
“The reality is the current condition on 83 right now is not safe,” Glenn said.
John Maynard of developer Classic Homes outlined a plan that included acceleration and deceleration lanes and a new traffic signal at the intersection of Stage Coach and 83. The plan also includes multiple roundabouts to slow traffic.
The developer must acquire permits to move forward. Construction of Flying Horse North is expected to take 15 years.