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Superior Planning Commission to recommend rezoning CenturyLink property to open space
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The Superior Planning Commission on Tuesday agreed to recommend rezoning the CenturyLink property to be open space to the Superior Board of Trustees.

The property is undeveloped and is 182 acres on the south edge of town along Colo. 128. In April the town agreed to purchase the site, and closed on it for $15.06 million in June.

On June 9, the Boulder County Commissioners agreed to spend $2.25 million to assist Superior in acquiring the property. In return, the county will receive a conservation easement.

The town is also working with Jefferson and Broomfield counties on a potential conservation easement on the property and as potential funding partners. Currently, the property is zoned as a Regional Activity, which is commercial zoning. In 2018, Superior’s Open Space Advisory Committee designated the property as a high priority to obtain.

According to the staff report, the intent for the property is to remain in a naturalized state, with the potential for additional trail connections and access, or other uses allowed under the open space zoning.

“Staff will be processing a conditional use permit administratively to acknowledge and retain the use of the existing unpaved trails on this property,” according to the staff report.

Planning Commissioners did not discuss the item, but unanimously agreed on the decision. The rezoning application will be heard by the Superior Board of Trustees on Monday.

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