Latest News (Rezoning)

Weld County Board of County Commissioners denied approval of the Weld 34, LLC application for a change of zone to Industrial I-2. See the press release and articles in BizWest, the Coloradoan, and the Greeley Tribune.

Letter to Editor in the November 10th Greeley Tribune asks important questions, and another letter in the November 11th Greeley Tribune points out how the proposed rezoning is making a bad decision worse....

Weld County Planning Commission motion to recommend approval of the Weld 34, LLC rezoning applicaton FAILED, and the application goes to the Board of County Commissioners without Planning Commission support.

Johnstown Town Council passes resolution opposing Weld 34, LLC rezoning (Resolution)

 

Weld 34, LLC Rezoning to Industrial (COZ15-0001)

 

Status:    

Weld County Board of County Commissioners denied approval of Weld 34, LLC's application for rezoning.

Weld County Planning Commission motion to recommend approval failed and Weld 34, LLC's application for rezoning goes to the Weld County Board of Commissioners without the support of the Planning Commission.

Weld 34, LLC, a joint venture between EnviroTech Services and McWhinney, is requesting that two parcels north of the MMM aggregate processing facility be rezoned from agricultural to industrial (I-2).

The application is vague about planned use of the property, but the applicant has focused on the existence of the railroad and alluded to a transloading facility that would bring in materials by rail, store them, and disperse them by truck. The application and other associated documents can be found here on the Weld County Planning Department Website.

The Planning Department recommended approval of the rezoning application. The meeting minutes are posted on the Planning Department website. A video of the Planning Department presentation to the Planning Commission can be found here.

Other portions of the Planning Commission hearing can be viewed by clicking on the following links:

Presentation by Envirotech

CLR-34 presentation

Public comment, part 1

Envirotech rebuttal

Planning Commission deliberations

In the end, the Planning Commission vote on a motion to recommend approval of the application to the Board of County Commissioners split 4 to 4 and the motion FAILED TO PASS, which means the application goes to the Board of County Commissioners without the support of the Planning Commission.

Late in the day before the Board of County Commissioners hearing, CLR-34 was informed that group leaders would not be permitted to make a presentation at the hearing. Only individuals would be allowed to speak, and they would be limited to two minutes. CLR-34 rallied members to make the prepared presentation in two-minute segments. After a day-long hearing, the Board of County Commissioners voted 3 to 2 to deny approval of Weld 34, LLC's application for rezoning. View the proceedings by following these links:

Staff report

Applicant presentation

Comments by Johnstown

Public comment

Deliberations

The vote

 

CLR-34 CONCERNS

Owners of property zoned industrial (I-2) have "allowed uses by right" that could be pursued without further public input. Even if the current owner does not intend to pursue these uses, a future owner could do so. CLR-34 is greatly concerned about:

    •     Allowed uses by right on property zoned I-2 that are incompatible with surrounding land uses
    •     Railway noise

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Email: clr34na@gmail.com

Mail: CLR-34

c/o Dave Kisker, President

6681 Apache Road

Johnstown, CO  80534

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