There are two new developments being proposed for Horizon West, but they do not come without concerns. In two community meetings held at Bridgewater Middle School on October 8, traffic was cited as a chief worry by members of the public.

District 1 County Commissioner Betsy VanderLey and other community leaders were on hand to hear out those in attendance. VanderLey commented that there are several infrastructure projects planned that should address the traffic issues in the area.

Each of these developments are located are along Avalon Road. The first project, Avalon Groves, is slated to have short-term rentals along with retail/commercial space.

The developers are seeking approval to change the nearly 38-acre property’s land-use designation from Growth Center-Planned Development-Commercial/Low-Medium Density Residential and Growth Center-Planned Development-Low-Medium Density Residential to Growth Center-Planned Development-Commercial. Property-owner representative David Hulme says this request will not change how many units occupy the land, just the use of what is constructed.

The second project is a multi-family dwelling complex named Avalon Park. The property is currently zoned for commercial development and owner Robert Reese says a land-use designation switch to allow for apartments would reduce potential traffic impacts.

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