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Hills and west of Hunter's Run called the Dakota Ridge Addition.  The property will be zoned ER (Estate
Residential) allowing for approximately 2 houses per acre.  

The annexation contemplates the building of 265 houses on the property overlooking Loveland and pushes the city's
boundaries further to the west.  Specific development plans will need to be submitted to the city for approval so no
specific traffic, flood or utility issues were addressed during the council meeting.

Residents of Namaqua Hills (the houses on the hill overlooking Loveland just north of Highway 34 west of
Loveland) are concerned.  Keith Olsen, a resident of Namaqua Hills, spoke to the council regarding the road
connecting Namaqua Hills to Highway 34 named Morning Drive.  As county residents, they rely on either Larimer
County or an improvement district they fund directly to maintain Morning Drive.

of the property owner also explained in presentations to the council that 22nd Street and 29th Street would
development and 22nd Street connects into Cascade Ave.  Staff told council 29th Street is on a "pay as you go"
eventually carry much of the traffic.  29th Street currently dead-ends in Hunter's Run east of the proposed method
where it will not be completed until future development in Hunter's Run pays for the necessary extension.
development and 22nd Street connects into Cascade Ave.  Staff told council 29th Street is on a "pay as you go"
method where it will not be completed until future development in Hunter's Run pays for the necessary extension.

Using Cascade as an exclusive feeder street to all new housing developments north of Namaqua Hills presents other
problems.  Loveland residents living in Trimble Hills (adjacent to Cascade) are extremely close to Cascade Ave.and
also have an open playground with very little set-back from the street on Cascade.  A  number of homes back to
Cascade and have only a dozen feet between their property lines and/or residence and Cascade.  What was curious
was the anxiousness of some on council to protect county residents in Namaqua Hills while throwing Loveland
residents living along Cascade under the bus.

The council unanimously approved the annexation.  Council members Skowron and Gutierrez did express concerns
regarding previous flood issues in the vicinity and the need to be vigilant when approving new projects.  Trimble
Hills's HOA meets this Thursday at 6:00 PM at Group Publishing in Loveland
Council Approves Annexation of Dakota Ridge
Funneling Traffic To Cascade May Be Problematic
View of Cascade Ave