Corley Ranch request changes master plan |

Corley Ranch request changes master plan

A master plan amendment affecting the northern portion of the Corley Ranch under discussion on Thursday by Douglas County commissioners would require that the entire Ruhenstroth community plan be altered.

The community plan for Ruhenstroth included in the Douglas County Master Plan prohibits commercial development within the boundaries of the area, and requires a permanent buffer around the area.

The planning area’s northern boundary is Pinenut Road. The project proposed for the Corley Ranch is accessed from Pinenut.

Douglas County Planning Manager Hope Sullivan said the Ruhenstroth plan says the area should have large lots and no commercial zoning.

“The proposed master plan text amendment and map amendment will amend the map and text for the Ruhenstroth Community Plan,” Sullivan said in an email to The Record-Courier. “The text is drafted to be very specific to the Corley property, and the map amendment is only the Corley property. But the requested development as described in the specific plan is inconsistent with the existing language in the Ruhenstroth Community Plan.”

At build-out the project would include 42 active living units and 136 cottage homes.

The project would include a mixed-use commercial, community green orchard, garden and greenhouse.

Planning commissioners denied the project in August.