Town of Erie Board of Trustees

Erie Board of Trustees Action Items
February 14, 2017

Board Reviews Sketch Plan
for Proposed “Parkdale” Development

The Board reviewed the proposed “Parkdale” (Erie Gateway South) Sketch Plan application.  The property is approximately 218 acres in size and is proposed to be comprised of approximately 76 acres of Residential and approximately 72 acres of dedicated public Open Space and private open space/landscape buffer.  The dwelling units proposed include 550 single-family detached homes and 102 paired homes.  The property is generally located north of Highway 7, west of County Line Road, south of Arapahoe Road and east of North 119th Street. 

The Sketch Plan application proposes a new gateway into the Town of Erie through construction of a new entrance from State Highway 7, a realignment of County Line Road as a landscaped parkway, and the development of residential units and landscape areas on both sides of this new north-south arterial. A collector road heading east from the arterial provides access to the Messersmith-Boehle Open Space properties along Coal Creek.

Wetlands exist at the southeast corner of the site, and the applicant is preserving the wetlands as dedicated open space.

Board Approves Senior Housing
Purchase and Sale Agreement

The Board approved a resolution authorizing the Town to enter into a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. (BRI) and the Erie Housing Authority (EHA) for the sale of the senior housing campus in an amount of $500,000.

BACKGROUND: The Town established the EHA in 1999 and built a 12-unit senior housing complex in 2001. From January 2002 through November 2012 the complex was managed by the Boulder County Housing Authority. Since then the property has been managed by Pillar Management, a partner of BRI.  Recently the Town agreed in principle to sell the real and personal property of EHA to BRI. In addition, the Town has agreed to sell certain additional real property owned by the Town to BRI to facilitate future expansion plans. 

Board Approves Establishing
Downtown Entertainment District

During Tuesday night’s meeting, the Board approved an ordinance exercising the Town’s local option as provided for by State Statutes to allow Common Consumption Areas by establishing an “Entertainment District” in Historic Downtown.

Establishment of an Entertainment District to accommodate both the Erie Farmers Market and Downtown Neighborhood Block Parties is a direct result of conversations with Downtown restaurant, bar and brewery owners who would make up the “Promotional Association.” The Promotional Association would assume liability for the sale of alcoholic beverages within the designated Common Consumption Area for specified dates and times only.  The Common Consumption Area is anticipated to be identical to the area that was licensed for alcohol sales/consumption during last year’s Downtown Neighborhood Block Parties (see map below). 

Restaurant and bar patrons within the Common Consumption Area will now have the option to purchase an alcoholic drink from one of the establishments in a plastic to-go cup, to take outside and consume during the Erie Farmers Market and Downtown Neighborhood Block Parties.  Alcoholic beverages sold or served within the Common Consumption Area shall be served in a container that is no larger than 16 ounces, is disposable and contains the name of the licensed vendor in at least 24 point font type.  The hours of operation for the Common Consumption Area will coincide with the published hours for each special event.

View Entertainment District/Common Consumption Area Map here

More Information & Upcoming Meetings

View complete February 14, 2017 Board of Trustees Meeting Packet here.

The next regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.  All meetings are held in the Town Hall boardroom located at 645 Holbrook Street in Erie.

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