Pending Decision

Item 2 - Zoning Amendment at Clear Creek Crossing

Case: WZ-19-10
The applicant is requesting an amendment to the underlying zoning at Clear Creek Crossing to increase by 12 feet the allowable height for a hospital by in Planning Area 1. It would also create a height allowance for a rooftop elevator serving the helipad. A hospital is already a permitted use by the zoning; no other changes to the zoning are proposed. NOTE: Due to a deficiency in the newspaper publication, staff is recommending this item be continued.
This is a recording of the April 13 City Council meeting.


Applicant Presentation

Staff Presentation


Staff Report and Proposed Zoning ( 6.69 MB )
Planning Commission Draft Meeting Minutes - February 20, 2020 ( 1.76 MB )
Planned Development Amendment - Review Criteria

An amendment to a planned development is processed as a zone change. 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. 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. 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 12:30 PM MDT 4/13/20.
I am STRONGLY OPPOSED to increasing the height of the hospital and adding a helipad. This would be terrible for our neighborhood. Seems very sneaky of the developer to do this and to ask for the amendment while we are all stuck at home. In addition, the sign posting of the meeting was posted INSIDE the development where no citizen ever drives and could have seen it. Seriously?? How was the public supposed to know about this? I urge Wheat Ridge City Council to either refuse this request or WAIT until the public is given adequate time to respond.
April 12, 2020, 12:51 PM
Jessica Tsuo
I am completely dismayed that the hospital construction is planned for directly across from 38th at Youngfield. My biggest worry is that tall buildings would be built directly blocking the entire community's view of Table Mountain. That view is our city's heritage and part of our identity. And now they are asking to INCREASE the height ? And frankly it is so sneaky that the sign posting of the meeting was posted INSIDE the development where no citizen ever drives and could have seen it. Please city council, don't just think about the revenue here. I was raised here and I value very much my view of Table Mountain and those hills. Don't take it away from us!
April 11, 2020, 6:50 PM
Karen Johnson
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