DDA Looks to Annex City-Owned Land
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The City and Downtown Development Authority staff have recommend the annexation of a number of City-owned parcels into the DDA district. The DDA presented information to City Council members on Monday evening. In the course of the City Legal Department's preparation to replat the multiple parcels upon which the Public Safety Compelx sits into a single parcel, the County Assessor noted that tow of the eight existing parcels are included in the DDA district. Similarly, the City-owned gravel parking lot on the east side of 7th Street across from the Public Safety campus is made up of two lots, only one of which is in the DDA district. The Assessor will not allow for only a portion of a parcel to be included in a taxing district. To remedy the situation, the new single parcels should be either included or excluded from the district. Staff recommends inclusion. The DDA identified a number of odd parcels in the vicinity of Las Colonias Park and the Botanical Gardens for inclusion in the district. The DDA also suggested that Emerson Park be added to the district as it serves the eastern anchor of the blocks including Whitman Park and the Public Safety complex. However, the majority of City Council members present were not in favor of annexing Emerson Park.