Property rights will be the heart of the debate when the El Paso County Commission takes up a request Thursday from the Gleneagle Golf Club to rezone 10.5 acres, including its driving range, to allow it to build 47 patio homes.
Here is a look at the region from www.FlashEarth.com:
Residents surrounding the golf course, led by the owners of the 28 Eagle Villas townhomes that overlook the driving range, are opposing the rezoning and patio home project. Below is a closer view from www.FlashEarth.com:
Here are preliminary architect’s drawings of the project:
Activists created an action group called GREAT, for the Gleneagle Residents’ Environmental Advocacy Team, to fight the plan.
They raised $10,000 to hire an attorney, produce documents, mailings and set up a Web site to coordinate the battle.
Now it’s all up to the five-member County Commission to decide whether the needs of the course owner outweigh the needs of dozens of homeowners surrounding the course. Here is a view from the course.