The owners of 36 acres on Rooney Road want to put an RV resort on the property — and this wouldn’t be an average RV park.
Westside Resort, which owns the property, wants to create a destination location including a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse with a five-star restaurant, laundry, retail, fitness space, gathering space and more, plus motorhome suites, a gas station and vehicle repair area, according to Marcus Pachner with The Pachner Co., who represented the owners at a community meeting on April 25.
Pachner explained to 15 people on the Zoom call that the two parcels, most of which are across the street and north of the Thunder Valley motocross park, would be a gateway destination for RV users. The property is nestled against Interstate 70 and C-470, so it would have limited visual impacts to any nearby businesses or homes, he said.
The community meeting is the first step before the owners file a formal application with Jefferson County to rezone the property from agricultural to planned development. No one at the meeting expressed concerns about the proposal.
He said since the pandemic, more people are traveling by recreational vehicles and want places with amenities to stay that can be used as bases as they explore the area. The location is the perfect place for RV users to visit outdoor areas in Jeffco and beyond, he said.
Rules would be in place that no one could stay more than 30 days, and caretakers would live on-site to monitor activities, Pachner said. Pets would be allowed.
Pachner said Westside Resort would continue to be an owner in the development, though other partners would be brought in to help with the site.
Pachner said the owners want to work with neighbors to address their concerns about the development, noting that he was willing to meet with neighbors who want to discuss the proposal. Pachner can be reached at email@example.com.