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Residents of Rock Gardens Mobile Home Park in No Name, Colo., will need to find another place to live because the place is being converted to an RV Park.
Garfield County commissioners voted unanimously Monday afternoon to approve a development plan proposed by Rock Gardens’ owners Kevin and Kathleen Schneider, according to the Glenwood Springs (Colo.) Post Independent.
The plan eliminates the existing mobile-home park, which contains 11 owner-occupied mobile homes, and enhances the campground features of the Schneiders’ property.
Residents of the mobile-home park expressed their concerns Monday (July 12) to the commissioners during a public hearing0.
The Schneiders will need to give residents six months’ notice prior to converting those spaces to RV use. Phase I of the development is planned for completion by November 2005, and Phase II is scheduled for completion by 2009.
Many of those attending the public hearing their concerns about the development, but not Lori Hogan, director of tourism and marketing for the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association.
“I’m here to support the increase in RV sites,” she said. “When I heard about the new proposed development, I was very excited. The campgrounds in and around the Glenwood Springs area are limited. These new sites will help us keep dollars within the county.”
The development plan allows for tent, cabin and RV camping, and eliminates the existing mobile-home rental and camper spaces. Two permanent residential buildings will be allowed, as well as an administrative office building, bathhouses, a retail shop, storage facilities and a 2,500-square-foot community building.