Dinosaur Ridge

Dino ridge neighbors call to action

Local activist group organizes Save Dinosaur Ridge rally

Posted 1/16/17

Dozens braved cold temperatures to rally at the Jefferson County courts and administration building in Golden on Jan. 11 to either learn more about the proposed rezone of a property near Dinosaur Ridge, or to make sure their voices of opposition are …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Username
Password
Log in

Don't have an ID?


Print subscribers

If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.

Non-subscribers

Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.

If you made a voluntary contribution in 2021-2022, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one at no additional charge. VIP Digital Access includes access to all websites and online content.


Our print publications are advertiser supported. For those wishing to access our content online, we have implemented a small charge so we may continue to provide our valued readers and community with unique, high quality local content. Thank you for supporting your local newspaper.
Dinosaur Ridge

Dino ridge neighbors call to action

Local activist group organizes Save Dinosaur Ridge rally

Posted

Dozens braved cold temperatures to rally at the Jefferson County courts and administration building in Golden on Jan. 11 to either learn more about the proposed rezone of a property near Dinosaur Ridge, or to make sure their voices of opposition are heard.

“This visual of a car lot next to our world renowned dinosaur viewing center will impact the natural geological view,” said Donna Carr, a Golden resident who is against the proposed rezone. “Once over-powered by lights, you will never know this famous landmark exists.”

The proposed rezone concerns the west side of the C-470 and Alameda interchange — an area commonly known as Rooney Valley. There are two properties involved in the proposed rezone. One is a 40.5 acre parcel located on the northwest corner, and the other is a 30 acre parcel on the southeast corner.

Both are in unincorporated Jefferson County and are owned by Three Dinos, LLC. Although vacant, both properties are currently zoned as a corridor district, which allows a variety of commercial and light industrial uses including office buildings, retail and light manufacturing such as banks, restaurants, medical supply/drugstores and laboratories.

Three Dinos has requested additional development allowances — such as auto dealerships, hotels, gas stations and stand-alone parking — for the two properties are being handled by the county as separate cases.

Currently, the rezone proposal for the northwest quadrant is the main issue at hand. The Jefferson County Planning Commission took on the issue first. On Dec. 8, the commission granted, with conditions, Three Dinos’ rezone proposal application. Conditions include lighting and parking requirements.

However, the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners has yet to make the final decision on the property, with a hearing on Tuesday of this week.

Efforts include putting on community meetings with the slogan “Save Dinosaur Ridge,” a letter-writing campaign and an online petition at www.change.org which has nearly 3,000 signatures as of Jan. 16.

Jefferson County, Dinosaur Ridge, C-470 and Alameda interchange , Three Dinos, Christy Steadman

Comments

Our Papers

Ad blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.