City council approves rezone for 109-acre property

Posted Monday, April 2, 2018 2:09 pmChristy Steadman

In the near future, the largest undeveloped property in Wheat Ridge will be developed into retail, entertainment, hotel, residential and privately owned open space.

The development project known as Clear Creek Crossing is located at the southwest quadrant of Highway 58 and I-70 — roughly, just west of I-70 between approximately 34th Avenue and Clear Creek in Wheat Ridge.

Wheat Ridge City Council’s eight members unanimously approved the rezoning of the 109-acre area from planned commercial development to planned mixed use development on March 26.

“That piece of property has been sitting there for quite a while,” said Pam Bales, the West Chamber of Commerce’s president and CEO. “They’re doing a good job with it by making it mixed use.”

The West Chamber does not get involved with the local politics of decisions but does support the cities with their business-commerce endeavors, Bales said.

“Mixed use is the way to go because you’re addressing all the needs,” she said.

The development will generate tax revenue for the city, and address Wheat Ridge’s growth needs by including residential in the development, Bales added.

The idea was to reinvent it and create community connectivity, said Tyler Carlson, the Denver office’s manager of Evergreen Devco, Inc., the real estate and development firm in charge of the project.

The acreage has been divided into eight planning areas, each with their own list of permitted uses. Furthermore, the property is planned to be developed into five districts…

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