Littleton City Council Approves First Ordinance to Rezone at West County Line Road and Erikson Boulevard

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Posted Mon, Feb 25, 2013

Littleton City Council held their first city council meeting to vote for rezoning near County Line and Erickson Avenue in Littleton on Tuesday. (Photo by: Stephanie V. Coleman)

Littleton City Council held their first city council meeting to vote for rezoning near County Line and Erickson Avenue in Littleton on Tuesday. (Photo by: Stephanie V. Coleman)

LITTLETON, Colo. — The Littleton City Council approved the first ordinance reading to rezone 18 acres located at the southeast corner of West County Line Road and South Erickson Boulevard Tuesday. Currently, the property is a B-2, commercial property, which would provide retail and services to the community. Littleton Commons proposed to convert this property at 2996 W. County Line Road, into a PD-R, planned development residential property.

The site would allow for 385 multiple-family residential units. Development would contain three and four stories with attached garages, as well as detached garages with carriage units overhead. The maximum height for the three story units would be 45 feet. Split-level buildings with three and four stories would be 55 feet. The cost of each unit is currently estimated between $1,100 to $2,100 per month.

Director of Community Development, Glen Van Nimwegen, said this commercial site has been vacant for close to thirty years. Some reasons for this lengthy vacancy include the physical properties of the site. Nimwegen said the area is too steep and narrow for retail development. The site is also not visible because it is blocked by C-470 and is located below County Line Road.

In addition to converting this property into a residential development, the area located on the west side of Erickson Avenue would contain further commercial development. This would provide retail and services to the new residential community if built.

“From a planning standpoint,” Nimwegen said, “we think this would be a good addition to the area to create more of a mixed used, active area where we have jobs, housing and retail.”

Supporters at the public hearing said the project appears well-planned and abides by the codes to build.

“I would actually be happy to have the development across the street,” said Brian Brewster, the owner of NoNo’s Cafe located caddy corner to the development. “I like the architecture. I like the style.”

However, Littleton resident, Pam Chadbourne, opposed the idea of rezoning. “My concerns with this is,” she said, “it’s at the intersection of two freeways where the traffic is 60, 65, 55 miles an hour and constant, day and night. I’m not sure why anyone would want to put 385 units in this intersection of two freeways.”

The Council voted in favor of the rezoning, 7-0. Another City Council public hearing on this rezoning project will be held on March 5, 2013.

Littleton City Council meetings are open to the public in the Littleton Center Council Chamber. (Photo by: Stephanie V. Coleman)

Littleton City Council meetings are open to the public in the Littleton Center Council Chamber. (Photo by: Stephanie V. Coleman)

City Council Meetings are Open for Public Attendance:

  • Location: 2255 W. Berry Ave. Littleton, CO 80120
  • Next City Council Regular Meeting: March 5, 2013
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Contact the Littleton Planning Committee for more info on this issue at 303-795-3748

About Stephanie V. Coleman

Stephanie V. Coleman is a creative writing student at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her interests include music, culinary arts, traveling, and sports.

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3 Responses to “Littleton City Council Approves First Ordinance to Rezone at West County Line Road and Erikson Boulevard”

  1. Jane Coleman Says:

    Very interesting as we live not to far from that location. The story was very informative. Thank you.

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  2. Adam Coleman Says:

    Very well written. I grew up in the area and it is good to see new housing plans in it’s future!

    Reply

  3. S.L. Alderton Says:

    Good use of quotes. I like the go box at the end.

    Reply

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