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Developer wants out of City


Last updated 12/14/2021 at 10:01am

Map from documents submitted to El Paso County

This map shows the two properties that developers want to use cohesively for a new project called Amara. Currently, Kane Ranch is in Fountain city limits while Tee Cross is in unincorporated El Paso County, with annexation to Colorado Springs under consideration.

Property owners and potential developers of 2,400 acres in Fountain blame the city for not addressing water supply issues in years past, leading to a situation they say makes it impossible to develop the land while in the city's jurisdiction.

Because of that, they are requesting to de-annex the land known as Kane Ranch from Fountain and back into unincorporated El Paso County. Numerous officials say they expect a future request for the property to be annexed into Colorado Springs, a process they have initiated already for a neighboring 3,200 acres known as Tee Cross.

As reported in the Nov....

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