by Tara Walker
Planner Joan Lyons addressed questions and concerns about possible zoning changes related to outdoor storage during the March 19th Zoning Public Hearing.
After hearing public comments and concerns, Commissioners didn’t vote on the recommended zoning changes and have scheduled a
Currently, outdoor storage is
Zoning representatives explained that they are trying to propose changes that mitigate nuisance complaints and visibility issues with storage. Forestry, ranching
Andy Miller, a builder
The Planning Commission recommends the addition of indoor and outdoor storage special use permit regulations as well as
James Newberry, Manager at Trail Ridge Marina, questioned whether existing Marinas would be grandfathered in with the new storage zoning changes and asked that marinas be added to the tourist zone as a use by right. Commissioner Kris Manguso agreed that this should be considered.
In addition, Commissioners and Planning reassured that Grand County typically doesn’t require additional permitting unless the business expanded the use and are developing new areas for outdoor or indoor storage.
Other public comments included concerns about maintaining the beauty of the scenic byway as well as concerns over blight at Dilly Docks. One concerned citizen felt that the county was placing
Lyons assured those attending that she would follow up with public hearing attendees to address their concerns and take their comments into consideration.