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Walsenburg P & Z chair says tiny home interest growing large for city in recent report

 WALSENBURG — Walsenburg Planning and Zoning Board Chairman David Roesch reported recently that interest in tiny home development in Walsenburg is growing from potential developers both inside and outside of Colorado. “We are the only municipality in Colorado to be tiny home friendly and only the second in the nation to pass local legislation in support of tiny home development. Although Walsenburg has been tiny home friendly for about one year, there has been a bit of momentum going on with regards to tiny homes this past month, “ Roesch said. Roesch said he is currently in contact with four contractors and five developers, all whom are involved with tiny home construction. He said one of those developers/contractors will be starting construction on what would be the first tiny home here in Walsenburg, possibly by next month, with completion expected by the end of February if all goes well. “Another, Tumble Weed Homes of Alabama, is planning a tiny home in late April or early May, 2016,” he said. There is also progress on the proposed Sprout Tiny Homes subdivision off of West Spruce Street behind the Spanish Peaks Library in Walsenburg. “The deep scan survey to locate all underground existing utilities, pipes, etc. has been completed,“ Roesch said of the old football field that will find a new purpose in the coming year. He said he has been told project funding is underway and there is a real possibility construction could begin on this site by spring. Roesch has brought the city’s planning and zoning board right into the mix of tiny home development. “I will be developing a list of available properties for tiny homes here in Walsenburg in the near future. It will help developers and builders alike to know where available property is located and what type the property is, and if it has utilities already on site,” he said. For those seeking additional information, especially those concerning permitting, construction, and locations available, may contact Roesch at 719-989-8884 and ask for David, or email him at djroesch@flash.net.

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