Winter Park approves 105 new condo units |

Winter Park approves 105 new condo units

The Winter Park Town Council on Monday approved Winter Park Group’s plan to construct 105 multi-family condominium units, about 25,000 square-feet of non-residential space and an underground parking area.

“There are no further town issues that are keeping them from getting under way,” said Town Planner Drew Nelson. “As of today the town has officially approved their development.”

Winter Park Group owns 2.96 acres of land in Winter Park. The property borders U.S. Highway 40 on the east, Vasquez Creek on the south, Lions Gate Drive on the west and Miller Road on the north.

The town approved the plan as long as the developer meets a list of conditions.

Winter Park Group also is the new owner of Winter Park Square. To make room for their improvements the bus shelter will be relocated to the north, near the Miller Road intersection. The existing light meters owned by the town also will have to be moved by Winter Park Square.

A start date is not yet scheduled.

4th grade students receive $1,000 for project

The council will give $1,000 to help fund a tourism guide designed by the fourth grade students at Fraser Valley Elementary School.

This will help pay for their production and printing expenses.

The book is about 20 pages, and the class hopes to make 1,500 copies. The pamphlet will market the Fraser River Trail and signs along that path. Tourists will find the brochure at the Winter Park-Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce and restaurants.

The guide is designed for visitors of all ages. Each topic has a page of information and an activity including dot-to-dots, word searches, cross word puzzles and mazes.

“We have worked incredibly hard,” student Skyler Smith has said. “This is a big achievement for the fourth grade.”

The group’s presentation committee will also ask the Fraser board for $500 at tomorrow’s meeting.

Company hired to spray trees

The town hired J-1 Services for $26,251 to spray mountain pine beetle-infested trees.

Workers will spray about 3,500 lodge pole pine trees with the chemical Astro. Town Engineer Chuck Swanson said that is about $7.49 a tree.

“It’s a project that has to be done by July 1,” he said.

Fireside Creek gets electricity

Mountain Parks Electric will bury power lines at the new homes in Fireside Creek.

“The actual developer is paying all those costs,” Swanson said. “This provides them with the electricity for that development.”

A power line will be installed at the Alpine Timbers subdivision and extend about 60 feet, crossing Kings Crossing.

Left turn lane could be installed

Winter Park Recreation Association agent Intrawest LLC submitted a Warranty Deed proposal to provide property to the town for right of way services.

Workers could build a turn lane at the intersection of U.S. Highway 40 and Winter Park Drive from the resort toward Denver.

Nelson said the turn lane could be built this summer. The next reading of the ordinance will be in two weeks.

Public Works crew cleans town

About 20 people from the Winter Park Public Works Department picked up and threw away trash on the town Streets on Tuesday.

Workers do this about twice a year, Swanson said.

“We just need to get the town cleaned up,” he said. “We just do it as part of the routine.”

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