Nine Mile Development Breaks Ground!
Contractors started working this week to relocate a portion of the irrigation ditch on the southeast corner of Highway 287 and Arapahoe Road. This is the first step to prepare the site for the Nine Mile development, including a Lowe’s home improvement store, other retailers and 290 apartments. Check out the site plan and other info at this link.
Infrastructure Improvements for Old Town
According to Xcel Energy, new development in Old Town is straining the capacity of Xcel’s gas and electric lines in the area. Xcel’s “very rough” estimate of the cost for necessary improvements is $1.5 million. Without these improvements, the existing utility infrastructure could limit development potential. To address this situation, the Town is taking a comprehensive look at infrastructure needed in Old Town, including: undergrounding power lines, broadband/fiber, water lines to buildings, conversion to LED street lights, storm drainage, alleyways, facade and signage, paving stones, street trees and more. With anticipated Tax Increment revenue from new development in the Old Town Urban Renewal Area, it should be possible for the Town Of Erie Urban Renewal Authority to finance improvements. We hope this comprehensive approach will facilitate businesses wanting to develop or redevelop their properties, minimize negative construction impacts on surrounding residents, provide the most cost effective solutions, and contribute to our ongoing placemaking efforts in Old Town.
Final Board Meeting of 2019
The Board of Trustee's final regular meeting in 2019 was a doozy, going until after midnight. During the meeting the Board recognized several STARs in the Police Department for their great work, reviewed and took action on almost a dozen land development issues including the Town Center Illustrative Master Plan, reviewed the Town’s approach to snow removal, extended the current moratorium on oil and gas applications to allow more time for the State to complete O&G rules that will affect the Town, adopted the Sustainability Master Plan, discussed fireworks and the Town’s 2020 July 3rd/4th celebration, scheduled discussion of the Historic Preservation Master Plan, approved a $1.8 million construction contract for Clayton Park, and much more! Phew! The Mayor and Trustees have stamina! Nice Work! You can view the meeting online, or download the Agenda at this link.