Open For Comment

8600 W Colfax Ave Rezoning

Case: RZ-20-001
The request is to rezone 8600 & 8650 W. Colfax Ave from the Mixed-Use Neighborhood Urban (M-N-U) to Mixed-Use General Suburban (M-G-S) zone district.

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Applicant Presentation

Staff Presentation

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STAFF REPORT - RZ-20-001 ( 0.7 MB )
ATTACHMENT A - CONCEPTUAL LAND USE PLAN ( 5.15 MB )
ATTACHMENT B - APPLICANTS WRITTEN DESCRIPTION ( 0.29 MB )
ATTACHMENT C - AERIAL MAP ( 0.74 MB )
ATTACHMENT D - ZONING MAP ( 0.71 MB )
ATTACHMENT E - NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING NOTES ( 0.12 MB )
ATTACHMENT F - LETTERS IN SUPPORT ( 0.35 MB )
ATTACHMENT G - REZONING BOUNDARY LEGAL DESCRIPTION ( 0.13 MB )
ATTACHMENT H - DRAFT RESOLUTION ( 0.02 MB )
Decision Making Criteria

  • The proposed rezoning promotes the purposes of this Zoning Ordinance as stated in Section 17.1.2.; and

  • The proposed rezoning is compatible with existing surrounding land uses and the land uses envisioned in the Comprehensive Plan; and
  • The proposed rezoning promotes the implementation of the Comprehensive Plan;

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Open until 8:00 PM MST 1/20/21

My apologies, my commented stated Wadsworth, but this development is slated for Colfax. All other points stand.

01/14/2021 2:26 pm
Kathryn Hayes
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Two comments here:

Thank you council members for this time. As a member of the Eiber Sustainability board, I'd like to take a moment to advocate for sustainability as a priority for Lakewood in 2021. As Lakewood is seeing more multi-family developments come to actuality, it is more important than ever that Lakewood as a whole ensure we are prioritizing our environmental impact, and giving community members resources on how to take action in their own lives towards sustainable living. By making sustainability a priority, Lakewood can look forward to cleaner common areas, better health for residents, and some studies even suggest lower crime. A few initiatives we saw across 2020 included clean ups, connecting with local homeless, and providing information on making yards Bee Safe! As we move into 2021, I am hoping to find more ways to help those living in multi-family complexes to implement sustainable practices like micro-gardens and recycling education.

The area of Wadsworth this parcel sits on is not fairly walkable as intended and the sidewalk, as well as ingress and egress from the lot, are already in disrepair, which I believe should disqualify it from MGS simply because this was intended to be a walkable area with shops that rely on foot traffic, and not a car lot- one of the only uses not permitted under MNU. While I can't speak to the logic of the current lay out, the parcels on the adjacent side of the road are zoned for MGS, leaving MNU on the other side, which makes much more sense both logistically and from a safety standpoint. Considering that there are parcels already available for MGS on the market in Lakewood, what promises can Prestige make towards ensuring that this large project does not disturb the walkability of the area during it's creation and then create accidents with further traffic upon its completion? Additionally, do they plan to make improvements to the sidewalk on this parcel?
While Prestige Imports as a company has done everything right in planning this development, I do feel they made this decision with what CAN be included in the neighborhood in mind, but not what SHOULD. Thank you.

01/14/2021 2:19 pm
Kathryn Hayes
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