A planned 52-home subdivision behind the Evergreen Safeway cleared another hurdle on Sept. 23 when the Jefferson County Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of the development’s plat.
Pinecrest Village is anticipated to have duplexes and four-unit townhomes on the south end of the 12.7-acre property that goes north behind Valentine Seevers & Associates and Bank of the West. The north end of the property would remain open space with hiking trails.
The concerns expressed by residents on social media and at the Planning Commission meeting are heard repeatedly in the foothills when large developments are presented: too many homes, traffic congestion, and wildfire and wildlife concerns.
However, some comments on the plan — in letters to the county, on social media and at the Planning Commission — have been positive, saying Evergreen needs a development of this sort for empty nesters who want to move out of their large homes and into something smaller but still stay in Evergreen.
They have also been impressed — and Planning Commission members agreed — with developer Brian Roberts, who they say has gone above and beyond to get the needed approvals and address resident concerns.