StopTheHive - Say NO to a 263 Room Dormitory at Edwards Corner

We the undersigned request that the Eagle County Planning Office, the Planning Commission and the Eagle County Board of County Commissioners decline to remove the protective plat notes from Tract T of the Remonov Center, keep the zoning Commercial General (Pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular access, drainage structures, landscaping, utilities, trails, recreation facilities and open space) and to decline to approve the proposed Mountain Hive project for the following reasons: 
  1. This is at least the fourth time that Remonov has tried to remove the plat notes on Tracts J, K and T.  Every time there has been overwhelming opposition from the community.
  2. This proposal is contradictory to numerous aspects of the Edwards Master Plan document.
    • The proposed rents would not be affordable to the vast majority of the local workers. Units range in size from 180 sq. ft. (rent $1,750 a month) to 300 sq. ft (rent $2,150 a month). There is second-occupant fee of $650 a month. The rent for double-occupancy units is $2,400 to $2,800.
    • 30% of the units (79) could be short term rented under the current proposal, or rented to out of town visitors who want to rent a place monthly.
    • Changing the height limitation from 35' to 75' is unacceptable and out of character with the surrounding area.  The building is too massive and they are asking for nearly a 50% reduction is required parking.
    • The Remonov Company voluntarily gave up development rights to this property over 30-years ago and has been handsomely compensated by paying virtually no taxes while using portions of the site for parking and access to Edwards Corner and Edwards Commercial Park.
    • This property provides a needed buffer between the busy commercial traffic and surrounding homes.
    • The Future Land Use Map was revised to show this parcel from commercial use to open space/recreation at the recommendation of the Community Advisory Committee members who participated in the revision of the plan in 2016.  This change was ratified by the Planning Office, the Planning Commission and the County Commissioners.

    Please respect the wishes of the community and follow the existing Edwards plan and simply decline to remove the plat notes, keep the zoning Commercial General (Pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular access, drainage structures, landscaping, utilities, trails, recreation facilities and open space), and decline this project.
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    Edwards Masterplan
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    Mtn Hive Proposal to Eagle County:
    Update #33 months ago
    The Edwards Metro Board Election is today.

    I am asking for your VOTE!

    You can vote in person or drop off your Absentee Ballot at the Edwards Field House.

    The polls close at 7:00 p.m. tonight.

    CDC guidelines in relation to COVID-19 are in place.

    Please call me if you have any questions about the election.

    Sincerely,
    Joanna Kerwin
    970-471-1852
    joannapkerwin@gmail.com

    Update #23 months ago
    I am running for one of the 3 open positions on the Edwards Metro District Board and would greatly appreciate your vote.

    My position on the Mtn Hive is to HONOR the Final Plat Notes that designate the land as "Open Space."

    Visit the website http://edwards-colorado.com/ and download the Application For Absentee Ballot. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on April 28th. Ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. on Election Day, May 5th.  

    Joanna P. Kerwin
    970-471-1852
    joannapkerwin@gmail.com
    Update #15 months ago
    Thank you for signing the petition! We have over 700 signatures. Help us get to 1,000.

    Another proposed Edwards Development: Edwards RiverPark has submitted their application for 594 units, 85' tall buildings, 5,500+ additional cars trips a day on US 6, a 250 seat amphitheater partially in the wetlands, and 274 hotel rooms with the Condo Hotel (182 units PLUS 92 lock-offs). https://blockriverpark.com/

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