Approved - Recommended approval 6-0

Zone Change at 11700 W 46th Ave

Case: WZ-20-04
The applicant is requesting approval of a zone change from Agricultural-One (A-1) to Residential-Two (R-2). The zone change will result in a zoning that matches surrounding zoning designations. It will also address the site’s existing nonconforming conditions such that the existing duplex will go from a legal nonconforming use to a legal and conforming use that complies with the zoning. NOTE: This hearing was originally scheduled for June 18 but was cancelled and rescheduled to July 16.
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Public Meeting Video

Applicant Presentation

Staff Presentation


Staff Report ( 1.55 MB )
Zone Change Review Criteria

Per Section 26-112 of the City Code, the planning commission and city council shall base its decision in consideration of the extent to which the applicant demonstrates the following criteria have been met. An analysis of these criteria are provided in the staff report linked above.


1. The change of zone promotes the health, safety, and general welfare of the community and will not result in a significant adverse effect on the surrounding area; and


2. Adequate infrastructure/facilities are available to serve the types of uses allowed by the change of zone, or the applicant will upgrade and provide such where they do not exist or are under capacity; and


3. At least one (1) of the following conditions exists:


a. The change of zone is in conformance, or will bring the property into conformance with, the City of Wheat Ridge comprehensive plan goals, objectives and policies, and other city-approved policies or plans for the area.


b. The existing zone classification currently recorded on the official zoning maps of the City of Wheat Ridge is in error.


c. A change of character in the area has occurred or is occurring to such a degree that it is in the public interest to encourage redevelopment of the area or to recognize the changing character of the area.


d. The proposed rezoning is necessary in order to provide for a community need that was not anticipated at the time of the adoption of the City of Wheat Ridge comprehensive plan.

Comments & Feedback

This case is closed, online commenting is no longer available.
Online comments closed at 12:30 PM MDT 7/15/20.
I have been a resident in Wheat Ridge since 1997. I am for the new development. There is a real need for quality housing in this area. It will have a minimal (if any) impact on traffic. I am all for this project.
July 13, 2020, 12:04 PM
Nicholas A. Welle
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