PlaCo to hear lot-split appeal on property near Garden of Gods

       The Colorado Springs Planning Commission will hear an appeal regarding a proposed lot split on a property just south of the Garden of the Gods at its meeting June 8 at 8:30 a.m.
       The meeting will be in the Hearing Room of the Pikes Peak Regional Development Center, 2880 International Circle.
       According to city docmentation, a nearby resident filed an appeal of City Planner Ryan Tefertiller's administrative decision to allow owner Jacquelyn Byrd to create a second lot of 9,000 square feet on her .58-acre property at 215 Ridge Road. She plans to sell the lot, Tefertiller said.
       A main concern from the neighborhood is that any new home could block their views, he added.
       “It meets all the code standards, but some of the neighbors feel a new house will impact them negatively,” he said. “They're also not real happy to know it's zoned R-5 (on which multifamily housing would be permissible), but we included a note on the plan that only one single-family home would be allowed on the new lot.”
       The property was originally platted for two lots of about the same size in 1980, but was combined to one lot in 1994 to allow construction of the current house which sits on parts of both the original lots, Terfertiller explained.

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