Longmont City Council on Tuesday night is to consider a pair of annexation proposals, one southeast and the other southwest of current city limits.
Council is scheduled to cast an initial vote on an ordinance that would approve what’s being called the Sugarmill Annexation, an undeveloped 17.4-acre parcel south of Great Western Drive, north of the St. Vrain River and west of East County Line Road that’s immediately south of the Mill Village neighborhood.
Council is to separately decide whether to refer a proposed Westview Acres development through the city’s annexation review process. That’s an application for Longmont to bring about 6.8 acres of properties west of Airport Road and south of Pike Road into the city.
If Council approves annexing the Sugarmill property, it would essentially remain agriculturally zoned land, according to a city staff memo for Tuesday’s meeting.
The only development of the property being proposed by its owner, Western Sugar LLC, is a stormwater detention pond and a sanitary sewer connection with an access road to serve a proposed Sugarmill Paired Homes project that would develop duplex-style townhomes on land already within the city limits that lies northwest of the 17-acre Sugarmill Annexation site.
Longmont’s Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the Sugarmill Annexation. If Council gives initial approval to the annexation ordinance Tuesday, a public hearing and final vote on the annexation ordinance would be scheduled for April 28.
Not yet formally reviewed by city staff, and up to Council whether it wants staff to proceed with that review, are petitions Longmont has received for the annexation of two properties — at 8791 and 8757 N. 87th St. — that are being proposed for the Westview Acres development, which would be located southeast of the existing Somerset Meadows Subdivision.
According to the Bestall Collaborative Ltd.’s letter to the city about the application for the Westview Acres annexation, the concept plan is for a 22-lot development of single-family homes on the properties after annexation.
Council on Tuesday is to decide whether to refer the Westview Acres annexation application and the proposed development concept and zoning to Longmont’s Development Review Committee process. That would include a neighborhood meeting, input from city advisory boards and a public hearing by the Planning and Zoning Commission prior to any further review by the Council itself.
If you watch
What: Longmont City Council
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Council members and city staff will be participating from remote locations, and members of the general public cannot attend the meeting in person. However, Council meetings are live-streamed and can be viewed on the city’s YouTube channel — youtube.com/user/cityoflongmont — or on LongmontPublicMedia.org, or on Longmont cable TV subscribers’ Comcast Xfinity Channel 8/880HD.
Longmont residents can provide public comment from their own homes or other remote locations, if they submit those comments in writing, or via video or phone message by 5 p.m. Tuesday, in order for those comments to be read during the Council meeting. Residents wishing to address Council as part of the Council’s Tuesday night meeting may submit their comments in three different formats: In writing via a form on the city’s website, tinyurl.com/tcuu29e; In video format by uploading a video to the same form on the city’s website, tinyurl.com/tcuu29; or by calling a phone message to 303-774-4399.