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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Proposed Uplands development to hold public hearing

A public hearing and consideration of a proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendment for the Uplands development (formerly Rose Hill, AKA Pillar of Fire) will take place during the Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

The public hearing does not include the developers applications for the Preliminary Development Plan, Annexation and Rezoning. Those applications also require a public hearing and consideration before the Planning Commission and City Council.

The development is located in the vicinity of West 84th Avenue and Federal Boulevard. The applicant is requesting to amend the Comprehensive Plan designations for three parcels of their development:

Parcel A – Traditional mixed-use neighborhood development – No change proposed
Parcel B – Currently R-3.5 – Proposed R-5
Parcel C – Mixed use and R-18 – No change proposed
Parcel D – Currently office – Proposed R-8 and office
Parcel E – Currently office – Proposed private parks/Open space

These designations indicate the size of a residential project. R-3.5 typically develops as single family houses in 1-2 stories on 7,000 square foot lots, R-5 can develop as single family homes, duplexes, or townhomes in 2-3 stories with no lot size restrictions, and R-8 can develop as townhomes or duplexes in 2-3 stories with no lot size restrictions. No commercial uses are allowed in any of these designations.

The Comprehensive Plan is the primary planning document for the city. It provides a guiding vision that is long-term and shapes decisions related to new development and redevelopment. It is focused on enhancing the vitality of our community and provides the regulatory framework for the city’s Planned Unit Development zoning.

After the Planning Commission provides a recommendation on the Comprehensive Plan Amendments, the application will need to be reviewed by the City Council at a public hearing. The tentative date for the City Council hearing is Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.    

The city values public input on development applications. Proponents and opponents will be allotted time to provide a statement before the Planning Commission. If you choose to speak, you must provide your name and address. The Planning Commission will provide a recommendation to City Council to approve or deny the application.

Interested persons may also submit testimony in writing prior to the hearing date to:

Jacob Kasza
City of Westminster
Department of Community Development, Planning Division
4800 West 92nd Avenue
Westminster, CO 80031

or by email to jpkasza@westminsterco.gov.  Written materials received will be provided to the Planning Commission and entered into the public record.

The agenda item will be available on Friday, Dec. 6, on the Planning Commission webpage.

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