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Windsor Town Board executive session Monday discussed town coding

Mary-Kate Newton
mnewton@mywindsornow.com

Monday evening, the Windsor Town Board met for a work session. Here are two things to know

Municipal Code update

Parts of the Town of Windsor's Municipal Code is being updated to address traffic, housing options and more.

The town's municipal code is regularly updated and examined. This update is particularly important after the town adopted a comprehensive town plan this year. Certain language in the codes is outdated, having been written in the '60s and '70s, but the update project will go deeper than that.

The project is expected to take from 18 months to two years and will involve collaborating with several departments, focus groups and the community.

The planning consultant firm Gould Evans was hired to facilitate the project, and they presented an overview of the plan Monday.

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Chris Brewster from Gould Evans presented the scope of the project. Parts of the plan include examining how to improve traffic situations in Windsor, which Brewster said is likely a result of a lack of connectivity in side roads.

He also recognized the need to preserve Windsor's uniqueness while making codes that encourage diverse housing options, commercial and community spaces.

Residential use

The board discussed allowing residential use in space dedicated to commercial and industrial use.

The area is known as the Eastbrook 2nd and 3rd Annexations, located north of State Highway 392 and west of Weld County Rad 21. It spans Windsor and Severance, and therefore has an intergovernmental agreement about use of the area.

The current Development Plan for the area between Windsor and Severance only allows for the area to be used for commercial and industrial uses.

The property owner, Global Asset Recovery is requesting an amendment to the boundaries of the development plan. David Tchetter presented their case to the board Monday.

After the presentation and discussion, all but one board member decided to open up a conversation with Severance about amending the intergovernmental agreement.

Board member Myles Baker from District 1 maintained that in the interest of protecting commercial business in Windsor, he is not open to changing the current agreement.

"My preference is not to change the IGA," Baker said. "The retail study advised that this would be an important retail corridor."

All other member expressed at least being open discussion, so the town attorney was directed to draft an amendment to present to the Town of Severance for consideration.

Global Asset Recovery will also have the opportunity to prepare and present concept details. They will need to address concerns about sewage capacity, drainage, cost effectiveness and road access to both town boards.

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