Canon City Council OKs permit for Love’s RV Park – Canon City Daily Record

A request to build a new Love’s RV Park in eastern Cañon City passed another hurdle Monday night.

The Cañon City Council passed a resolution approving a major subdivision plat at Four Mile Ranch Parkway and US 50 and a resolution approving a special review use permit for the RV vehicle park.

The plan proposes five lots on 51.91 acres: Lot 1: 22.51 acres – 43% of subdivision proposed RV park; Lot 2: 6.06 acres – 12% – proposed hotel; Lot 3: 6.22 acres – 12% – unplanned; Lot 4: 4.74 acres – 9% unplanned; Lot 5: 10.34 acres – 20% – travel plaza; and ROW: 2.04 acres – 4%.

“The travel plaza alone is a $10-15 million investment for that particular project,” said Rob Brown, the executive director of Fremont Economic Development Corp., who also is the project representative. “The RV center will be significantly more. They are going to become a significant taxpayer compared to what is happening there with the vacant land right now.”

He said developers are ready to start construction at the earliest moment possible. They would like to start in May and be in business for the 2023 RV season.

“This is the type of partner that a community specifically longs to have on their team and we are very fortunate to have that situation,” Brown said.

The project will improve the utilities to the site, which also will benefit the entire area.

New Love’s RV Park in Canon City could break ground in May

“They are going to pay for that infrastructure to bring it in and make that whole area really start to take off,” Brown said. “They desire to capture that business that they believe is driving through Canon City on down Highway 50 to other places, and they think they are exactly right.”

The applicant’s narrative indicates that the Love’s RV Park will contain spaces for 124 RVs, which will include utility connections (water, sanitary sewer and 20/30/50 amp electrical). In addition, amenities to be provided for RV guests include the sale of bulk propane, fire pits and grills, pavilions for outdoor gathering, dog park, general store, laundry facilities, showers, security fencing and a perimeter fence around the site, available wi -fi, and recreational facilities such as pickleball courts, horseshoes, cornhole, basketball, and a children’s playground and splash pad.

Brown said the RV stays will be limited to 30 days or less, but the typical stay will be four to five days.

This RV park will be joined at the site plan by a Love’s Travel Plaza and a full-service hotel.

The project is expected to bring 25-30 new jobs, including three to five managerial positions. Bown said 75% of the people hired will be full time, but all Love’s employees are offered a full benefits package.

The applicant, Sonnenschein Financial Services, Inc., also is the developer of the major subdivision at the Abbey. The Four Mile project is the smaller of the two, Brown said, which will be completed first.

“When they make an investment in the community, they like to do multiple projects at the same time to create critical mass,” he said. “This is the opportunity to get that project moving.”

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