Neighbors of the Apple Meadows subdivision in north Golden might soon see grading equipment on the vacant parcel south of their homes.
Jefferson County commissioners last month approved a plat for the Wild Horse Ranch development that will add 50 single-family patio homes to the 14-acre parcel west of the Table Mountain Ranch Equestrian Center at 19000 W. 58th Ave. The average lot size will be 5,400 square feet.
Because neighbors had expressed concerns about drainage issues, Commissioner Faye Griffin requested follow-up information be provided in the future, but the plat was approved by commissioners unanimously.
Apple Meadows resident Daniel Stanton said a major concern is the groundwater level. After several other housing developments were built around Apple Meadows in the years since he bought his property in 1982, neighbors in his subdivision started experiencing flooding in their basements in 1995. He attributed it to those developments and said his basement has flooded because there are no storm drains.