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Red Feather Lakes Area Plan

Commissioner Action Concerning Roads

The Larimer County Board of Commissioners agreed to recognize nine Red Feather Lakes roads as public roads following a special public hearing October 21, 2009.

The PAC (Red Feather Lakes Planning Advisory Committee) recommended that Larimer County recognize all or parts of nine local "traveled ways" as public roads: Hiawatha Highway, Firehouse Lane, portions of Main Street, portions of Grand Ave., Nokomis Road, Letitia Drive, Monoma Road, Eagle Tree Circle, Ramona Drive.

The Red Feather Lakes Area Plan was adopted as an element of the Larimer County Master Plan on August 10, 2006, by unanimous vote of the Larimer County Planning Commission and a unanimous recommendation for adoption from the Board of County Commissioners.

Adopted Area Plan

Red Feather Lakes Plan Area

map of Red Feather Lakes Area

Red Feather Lakes Planning Advisory Committee

The role of the Red Feather Lakes PAC is to advise the Board of County Commissioners regarding development applications and other matters of interest to the Red Feather Lakes community.

Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of every month from 1:30-3:30 pm at the Fire House Conference Room, 44 Fire House Lane, Red Feather. All PAC meetings are open to the public.

Existing Conditions Report

Present day Red Feather Lakes dates from the 1920's when local landowners envisioned a large resort community. The original subdivisions have been amended many times, and new ones have been added. Today there are 1627 residential lots, about half of which are developed. The regular summer population is estimated at 1,350, with about 450 people residing in the area year-round.

There is potential for substantial change in the Red Feather Lakes Plan Area. Besides the 815 existing undeveloped residential lots, more than 4,200 acres of undeveloped private land surround the existing community. The Plan Area includes all of the RFL Fire Protection District and the surrounding private undeveloped landholdings. It does not include Crystal Lakes, Beaver Meadows or Glacier View subdivisions.

Besides potential growth in the area, the community is also influenced by growth in near-by subdivisions like Crystal Lakes and by visitors to area camps and resorts. Businesses and public facilities (i.e. the Post Office, elementary school, and library) in Red Feather Lakes provide services for a larger geographic area.

The Existing Conditions Report presents basic information about the Red Feather Lakes Plan Area, including data and maps on population, land use, zoning, water and sewer, environmental conditions and area history. It is a living document that is expected to change and expand as we gather more information throughout the planning process. The Null Alternative at the end of the Report presents the future that might occur assuming that there are no major changes in existing conditions.

  Last modified: 06/01/2010

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