Proposal to build trash facility dies after Parker Town Council votes to annex site

Posted at 10:48 PM, Apr 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-17 01:07:23-04

PARKER, Colo. — In a nearly three-hour town council meeting, Parker leaders unanimously voted to annex land that was slated for a trash transfer facility and immediately rezoned it, essentially blocking the proposed facility from being built. 

Neighbors have been fighting against the planned facility for months. 

The 11-acre site sits off Chambers Road in unincorporated Douglas County and was explicitly zoned for a trash site.

But after Monday's unanimous vote, town council members approved a measure to rezone the newly-annexed area, which forbids the construction the proposed trash site. 

“We have to preserve the town of Parker. We have to preserve our neighborhood. This facility does not belong in a neighborhood,” one resident said.

There is a neighborhood across the street from the proposed site.

But attorneys for the company behind the trash transfer station gave the town council a stern warning over future legal action. 

“Vista South does not intend to go away. Town council’s approval of these applications tonight could result in years of litigation addressing the rights,” one lawyer said.

Denver7 asked the team of attorneys after the 6-0 vote to annex the property and deny the station what their plan was moving forward. Attorneys said they planned on weighing all their legal options.