BRIGHTON — Brighton City Council unanimously approved the final reading of an annexation agreement, planned unit of development agreement and development agreement for the Transwest project during its Oct. 15 meeting.
The Transwest site is made up of three parcels of property, and after three continuations, the last half-acre parcel of land was annexed into the property.
Because the three parcels on the site have different entitlements and are at different places in their entitlements, the Transwest Development Agreement combine the elements of all the parcels into one, according to city planning manager Jason Bradford.
The development agreement requires the developer to construct and maintain all on site drainage infrastructure and pay a without water rights tap fee for all the water and sewer taps. The developer is also required, with the Colorado Department of Transportation’s approval, to construct all access points to the site from Frontage Road as well as a turn lane to access Frontage Road from Bromley Lane.
The PUD amendment covers the 46 acres site and sets requirements for setbacks, building heights, minimum lot sizes and design standards. Council’s action also sets a vesting period for three years.
Bradford said Transwest will have to complete a final development plan and once it’s approved by the staff, will be able to pull the building permits and begin building He said the building permits are currently being reviewed by the Building Division.
In other business:
— Council will continue the public hearing for the 2014 budget to its Nov. 5 meeting. Residents who wish to review the budget can do so at the city clerk’s office at city hall.
— Parks and Recreation Director Gary Wardle will be submitting a $100,000 grant application to the Colorado Garden Show to help cover the costs of landscaping at the Bromley-Hishinuma Farm. Wardle said the landscape would bring the farm back to how it looked in the 1800s . The project includes the parking lots, plaza areas and bringing in all of the utilities. The total project is estimated to cost $680,000. The city is hoping to match the grant with a $100,000 Adams County Open Space grant and the city will also be paying for a portion of the landscaping. Wardle is anticipating to move forward with the landscaping portion of the restoration in 2015.
— Two individuals were appointed to the Liquor Licensing Authority. Donald Rowe was appointed to the authority with a term until January of 2016 and Steve Puckett was appointed to the authority as an alternate member with a term until January of 2018.
— Council unanimously approved a business plan for the Utilities Department as prepared by Arcadis US, Inc.
— A special city council meeting has been scheduled at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 to set the Ward 4 Runoff Special Election and Approve Ballot Content.