Last week, the Eagle County Commissioners gave initial approval to a new 373 acre development along I-70 at Wolcott. The development is a master planned community that will include 679 new homes, 135,000 square feet of commercial space, the Eco trail system will connect between Wolcott and Edwards, will have 1.5 miles of public river access including a riverside park. There will also be a Arts & Garden District and a Canoe & Kayak Club. The project will also include park land and conservation easements. This project has overwhelming support by the public, and even neighboring HOA’s. Nearly 120 citizens showed up at a public hearing in support of the project. The developers have committed to using only local contractors for the project which will create 1600 jobs, and 800 of those jobs will be permanent after the project is completed. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2013 with realignment of HWY 6 closer to I-70, away from the Eagle River. Build out is expected to be over a 10-15 year period.