A recent announcement that the City of Laramie is re-platting land in and around LaBonte Park has many residents concerned for the park’s future.

Those who live on or own property close to the park were recently notified that the City of Laramie is subdividing the area into nine lots. This is called the Lakefront Subdivision. The area to be re-platted includes LaBonte Park and the city-owned lots along Fourth Street.

According to Charles W. Bloom, Senior Planner with the City of Laramie, the park is not in danger. He says the purpose of the rezoning is to clean-up the lots owned by the city along Fourth Street for future redevelopment projects. He adds that this will help the city when moving forward, especially if they build a new public works building.

Bloom adds that the park currently has multiple roads going through the park. As it is currently mapped, roads run through the park and even through the middle of the lake. This re-platting can help to eliminate some of these issues.

A hearing on the Lakefront Subdivision is scheduled for Monday, September 8 at 4:30 p.m. The hearing is open to the public and will take place at the City Council Chambers at City Hall located at 406 Ivinson Street. At the appropriate time during the hearing, anyone who wishes to speak about the case will be able to do so. Written comments may also be submitted for the record.

A copy of the staff report and all supporting documents for the subdivision will be made available on the City Community Development Website, Planning Division, about one week before the Planning Commission meeting.

Those with addition questions or comments can contact Charles W. Bloom by calling 307-721-5232, emailing cbloom@cityoflaramie.org or by mail at Community Development Dept., P.O. Box C, Laramie, WY 82073.