Planning Commission
Dec 19, 2019 7:00 pm

Public Hearing Information
Zoning of 52nd Ave between Ward Rd and Tabor St
Code Amendment - Public Works/Community Development Reorg
Approved - Planning Commission recommended approval.

Zoning of 52nd Ave between Ward Rd and Tabor St

Case: WZ-19-08
Jefferson County is requesting the City annex two segments of 52nd Avenue right-of-way. Pursuant to state law, all annexed land must be assigned a zoning designation. The zoning for the roadway will correspond to the zoning of adjacent properties within Wheat Ridge. No private property is affected.


Public Hearing Video

Zoning 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:

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: 

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

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