A staff report for the El Paso County Planning Commission, based in Colorado Springs, has recommended a change in the maximum density and minimum lot size for a popular subdivision in Colorado Springs known as the Dancing Wolf Estates.
Located at the intersection of Colorado State Highway 83 and Hodgen Road on the far northeast side of Colorado Springs, the Dancing Wolf Estates is a planned unit development launched roughly 25 years ago.
In a move to somewhat reconfigure the estates, a proposal has gone before the El Paso County Planning Commission allowing the subdivision’s developers to divide the size of the current parcels at Dancing Wolf into 2.5-acre sites.
According to documents submitted by the developers, that reduction will allow for more development at Dancing Wolf, while making the subdivision “more community oriented, more affordable for potential residents, and easier to maintain, especially related to noxious weeds that are common in our open areas.”
The parcel size change will also allow for greater commercial development, which, “spread out into the community reduces commuting distances between residential and commercial areas alleviating congestion in commercially heavy areas.”
The developers are additionally planning to build a walking and hiking trail that will connect with the County Regional Trail running along Hodgen Road.
By Garry Boulard
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