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Patterson Road Access Control Plan

Case: CPA-2021-17
This project is focused on developing an Access Control Plan for approximately 7 miles of Patterson Road between I-70B on the west to Lodgepole Street on the east, just outside of City limits. Access points include everything from public street intersections to gated entries to agricultural fields. This is a long-range plan that defines where access points will be located and what level of access will be allowed, meaning which turning movements will be allowed, as properties redevelop and conditions in the corridor change.
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Staff Presentation


Patterson Rd Access Study ( 10.96 MB )
Patterson Rd Access Study- Appendices ( 29.0 MB )
GJSpeaks - Response to Public Comments ( 0.22 MB )
Public Comments on the April 2021 Patterson Road ACP draft ( 7.86 MB )
Public Comments on the January 2021 Patterson Road ACP draft ( 4.13 MB )
Public Notice - June 8th PC Hearing - Patterson Road ACP ( 0.06 MB )
Patterson Rd ACP Brochure - March 2021 ( 0.06 MB )
Patterson Rd ACP Brochure - April 2021 ( 0.06 MB )
FAQ ( 0.18 MB )
Planning Commission Minutes - 23 Feb 2021 - Patterson Road ACP ( 0.02 MB )
Draft Ordinance ( 0.06 MB )
Decision Making Criteria

Per Section 21.02.130, the Planning Commission and City Council shall base their decisions in consideration of the extent to which the applicant demonstrates that the following criteria have been met:

(1) The City may amend the Comprehensive Plan, neighborhood plans, corridor plans and area plans if the proposed change is consistent with the vision (intent), goals and policies of the Comprehensive Plan and:

(i) Subsequent events have invalidated the original premises and findings; and/or

(ii) The character and/or conditions of the area has changed such that the amendment is consistent with the Plan; and/or

(iii) Public and community facilities are adequate to serve the type and scope of land use proposed; and/or

(iv) An inadequate supply of suitably designated land is available in the community, as defined by the presiding body, to accommodate the proposed land use; and/or

(v) The community or area, as defined by the presiding body, will derive benefits from the proposed amendment.

Comments & Feedback

This case is closed, online commenting is no longer available.
Online comments closed at 5:30 PM MDT 6/7/21.
My name is Duane Harris, I reside at 623 28&3/4 Rd Grd Jct. right against the "Matchett Park property. I see on one of the many scenarios of proposed access to "Patterson" road, would include cutting a city street right across the very heart of the park area. From 28 & 1/4 road east toward and tie into "Indian wash/village" subdivision. Then a motorist would still have to make their way through that subdivision to get to "Patterson" Rd. And still put you on the wrong side of the only stop light at 29Rd. It really makes no sense. It would also negatively impact future and current plans for the park area itself. Mayor Wortman has called the Matchett Park area a "Diamond in the ruff" If this plan is adopted, the Mayor's diamond would become a lump of coal in the dirt. I, and many neighbors, are adamantly opposed to this proposal, thank you for your time.
June 7, 2021, 5:05 PM
Duane A Harris
3 / 8 Planning Commissioners have viewed this comment
Patterson Rd. access plan. I have been a resident of Mantey Heights for 21 years. I feel this plan has some issues that need to be addressed. There needs to be more than 1 full movement intersection at Patterson Rd. I suggest Mantey Heights Dr. and Santa Fe Dr. as full movement. These two streets provide the quickest and safest access for emergency vehicles. Mount View Dr. and Park St. would be poor choices for full movement. Mount View Dr. is to narrow to allow for two way traffic. Park St. is to close to 28 Rd. intersection. As there have been no accidents in recent history at Patterson Rd. from this subdivision, I feel this would be a good choice. We need to be able to access Patterson Rd. westbound at more than one intersection. I feel the residents who actually live in Mantey Heights should be listened to carefully when considering this plan.
June 7, 2021, 5:36 AM
Ken Ritter
5 / 8 Planning Commissioners have viewed this comment

This is comment on the Patterson adjustments to the street out there. We recently we've done on the Patterson and business I-70 intersection where the RV park is. You can no longer make a left hand turn into that RV park because of the things that they put down the middle of the road, so people have to either go through the light find a way to get turn it around with her RV and come back or go around and come back into it and you cannot get in to the Shell station but making a left into it anymore because the concrete thing down the center of the road. If this is going to happen all the way down Patterson this is going to be very inconvenient for all of the people that live on Patterson that are going down and have to make a left hand turn apparently what they're working on his everybody have to go around the city making right hand turns. To me, it's just it's a waste of money and time to do this and inconvenience the people that live on Patterson on either side of it. Thank you.

June 3, 2021, 8:31 AM
Arthur Edwards
5 / 8 Planning Commissioners have viewed this comment
Phone-in comment

The Patterson project sounds like it's a pretty extensive. Patterson already has way too much traffic on it as it is right now so I don't know if anything is going to improve it, but sounds like you're going to be, with development and everything, it's going to have way more traffic then then it can bear. One of the points is this idea only be able to make right turns when you leave turn right and when you're coming in you have to turn right. If you're heading west from where we live that's no problem but if you want to head east you're going to have to go down to 15th Street or maybe 12th Street take that to Orchard and then get on Orchard back to 29 Road or some other Road--28 1/4--and then come back up and get back on Patterson so you're going to be not only are you causing more problem, but now you're adding extra traffic to some of the other streets that didn't have that much traffic so now you're spreading that traffic to other roads that are already overburdened. When we're coming back in again if we're coming from the East turning right onto our area is no problem but if we're coming from the other direction so we can't turn left into our area here so to turn what we have to turn left at 27 1/2 Road or 28 1/4 Road but 28 or quarter Road doesn't go through it anywhere so that doesn't do us any good we have to turn left 27 1/2 Road and then there's no through streets to get back to where we live so we have to go all the way down as far as Cortland and come all the way back around 28 Road which is a long drawn out way to get back to where we live cause there's none of these other roads go through so they're going to have something about making some of these other roads go through as well as as you know bottlenecking Patterson with just right turns if you want to turn left like in the City Market you're not going to be able to do that probably. So I think that this needs to be considered a little bit more and need to figure out some way how you're going to have access to the other places around here you can't put in any more traffic lights cause right now there's you know you'd be having stop go stop go and that's not going to do any good we need to have the traffic keep moving so it it's a real problem and I don't know that the solution that you have is is that well thought out or that expeditious. Thank you, goodbye.

May 31, 2021, 3:15 PM
James Vidmar
5 / 8 Planning Commissioners have viewed this comment
Phone-in comment
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