Board gives approval to Heritage Ridge and delays vote on Heron Pointe Lot B project

By Rudy Hemmann

The Surveyor

The Berthoud Board of Trustees met for a three-hour session Tuesday evening during which the trustees approved a Final Plat (FP) along with an amended Final Development Plan (FDP) for the Heritage Ridge development. The proposed FP is the sixth filing of the development.

TB Group, acting as the agent for Capital Partners, requested approval of the proposed FP (8.41acres) and an associated amended FDP on 117.92 acres. The property in question is bounded on the north by Spartan Avenue, on the west by Fifth Street, on the south by the Dry Creek/Little Thompson River drainage and on the east by the BNSF railroad right-of-way.

Curt Freese, director of community development, introduced the agenda item to the trustees in a relatively brief presentation. Following Freese to the podium was Kristin Turner of TB Group who also gave a brief presentation and stood for questions from the board.   

The 8.41-acre parcel was made available to the development by the Army Corps of Engineers re-designating the Dry Creek floodplain. The re-designation brought the parcel of land out of the floodplain and onto developable ground for 18 single-family lots.

With the addition of over eight acres to the project, the FDP needed to be amended to reflect the increase.

Town staff had been holding up the sixth filing due to the tract being in a floodplain. However, since the Army Corps of Engineers revision of the floodplain map, the project is being allowed to move forward.

During public comment three citizens took the podium to address the board. Their primary complaint was the “stench” that arose from the stormwater detention cells.

Following a long period of discussion by the board a motion to approve the FP was made, seconded and approved unanimously. This motion was immediately followed by a motion to approve the FDP, which was again seconded and carried by a unanimous vote.

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