Planning Commission Meeting
Regular Meeting
3 items Thu, Aug 17, 2023 at 6:30pm
∙ Approved 6 to 1.
∙ Agenda item 1 of 3
∙ Case: WZ-23-06
Zone Change at 7575 W 44th Ave
The City of Wheat Ridge is requesting approval of a zone change from Commercial-One (C-1) to Mixed Use-Commercial (MU-C) for the property at 7575 W. 44th Avenue. The City currently owns the property and will be transferring the land to Foothills Regional Housing. The zone change will result in a zoning that encourages revitalization and redevelopment of the site. Foothills Regional Housing intends to incorporate the site for a future expansion of the Ives development.
Staff Presentation


Vicinity Map ( 0.31 MB )
Staff Report ( 0.89 MB )
Zone Change Review Criteria
Each decision maker will follow the criteria below when voting on this item.
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.
Public Comments
Commenting on this item has ended.
Online comments closed at 12:00 PM MDT 8/16/23.
No comments were received.