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Planning Commission to Consider Campground Zone Change

The Fremont County Planning Commission will hear a request for a zone change near the Fremont-El Paso County line at their February 2nd meeting that would allow an existing campground to expand its’ facilities.  Brian Emry wants to add 26 new RV sites and convert existing cabins to other uses such as laundry facilities, bathhouses, and recreation rooms for the Mountaindale Campground along Barrett Road.    Emry has applied for a zone change from Agricultural Forestry Zone to a Travel Trailer Park & Campground Zone.

The existing campground is considered a non-conforming use in the Agricultural Zone because it has been in existence since 1943 which predated zoning regulations.   Mountaindale Campground currently has 88 existing RV sites and 7 cabins.   To expand the campground facilities under current regulations Emry must pursue a zone change.   Emry also is proposing to add a swimming pool and maintenance building to the expanded campground facilities.   The campground site is on 45 acres on the north side of Barrett Road just south of the El Paso County line.

The zone change request for MountainDale Campground is the only agenda item for the Fremont County Planning Commission which will meet at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2nd, in the Board of Commissioners meeting room on the lower level of the Fremont County Administration Building in Cañon City.