Approved - Planning Commission recommended approval (4-2)

Zone change from Residential-One (R-1) to Planned Residential Development (PRD) at 9800 W. 38th Avenue (Hardi ODP)

Case: WZ-19-07
The applicant is requesting approval of a zone change from Residential-One (R-1) to Planned Residential Development (PRD), with approval of an Outline Development Plan (ODP) to allow for a new residential development on the property comprised of 10 dwelling units, a combination of single-family homes and duplexes.


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Planned Development Review Criteria

Per Section 26-303 of the City Code, the planning commission and city council shall base their decision in consideration of the extent to which the applicant demonstrates the following criteria have been met:

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. The development proposed on the subject property is not feasible under any other zone district, and would require an unreasonable number of variances or waivers and conditions; and

3. 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

4. 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 11:30 AM MST 2/5/20.
I have known Hardi for the past 22 years. Hardi has always had a extremely strong sense of community. I have been a resident of Wheat Ridge since 1964 and have seen many changes over the years. I feel that what Hardi is proposing would be a strong addition to Wheat Ridge first because when Hardi does anything it is always with everyone else in mind. Second is that this will not be a location of apartments which Wheat Ridge has more than we need, third is that this will not develop into some type of commercial property. I drive by this location many times a week and would love to see something as nice as Hardi and Kim are proposing. David V Brewer
February 4, 2020, 6:56 AM
I have been a Wheat Ridge resident for 44 years. We built our home here very close to the subject property,needless to say we have seen a lot of changes. I feel this would be such a welcome addition to the neighborhood and the city of Wheat Ridge. It would fit very well with existing structures and the surrounding area. I do not want to see any more commercial buildings or apartments in our area I feel we have plenty of those already in the area. This plan would be keeping with the residential neighborhood of the area. Barbara Carmosino
February 3, 2020, 7:29 PM
Barbara Carmosino
I think the plans for residences at that location is very sound. It’s much better than a commercial property. It would be a very good fit.
February 3, 2020, 3:35 PM
Jeff Johnson
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