Wednesday, July 31, 2019

El Paso County looks to join discussion about urban density

Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 9:31 AM

click to enlarge El Paso County Commission Chair Mark Waller: Wants to be a partner in "healthy growth." - FILE PHOTO
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  • El Paso County Commission Chair Mark Waller: Wants to be a partner in "healthy growth."
In this week's Independent, we report the conundrum the city of Colorado Springs faces in whether to annex property before or after developers build homes, businesses, roads and utilities.

We weren't able to reach County Commission Chair Mark Waller before our press deadline but have since heard back from him. Via email, he tells us:
The County has long sought to be a responsible partner in the healthy growth of our region. We’d welcome the opportunity to have a honest conversation about this issue with our partners at the City.

This is part of the reason why the County is currently engaged in a comprehensive Master Planning process through our Community Development Department. We strongly encourage everyone — from citizens to other elected officials — to participate in that process and have their voice heard by completing the Master Plan survey available on our website.

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