Development Report
Here is a report on open development projects before the Board.
Updated:  September 20, 2021 
 
Development Meetings:
  • October 13, 2021 - Community Meeting with Chris Hinds, Councilman District 10During the meeting Chris discussed Denver Development and Zoning process and answered community questions.  You can watch the recorded meeting HERE
 
1) Design Overlays/Residential and Commercial
     Barry Lazarus, Lead Residential Overlay. Brooks Waldman & Bill Allen, Lead Commercial Overlay
 
On February 16, 2021, CCE Development Committee hosted a meeting via zoom where they presented the commercial and residential overlays to the community.  They had over 60 residents and commercial property owners in attendance.  If you missed the February community meeting, you can find the presentation here and the discussed questions and issues for developers here.  City Planning has also reviewed the overlays and, based upon their recommendations, revisions have been made to the plans.  A survey, asking for your feedback on the city planning revised version, was sent out to the CCE community on July 1, 2021.  The results of the survey are available below. 
 
 
2) 50 S. Steele/Developer:  Broe Real Estate Group
     REZONE:  C-MX-12 (Commercial Mixed Use 12 stories)
    PROJECT STATUS:  On November 1, 2021 Denver City Council approved the 50 S. Steele St. rezoning to 12-stories.
 
Broe has submitted their application to the City of Denver for rezoning to C-MX-12.  They presented their newly revised plans at the March development committee meeting.  The plan is to rebuild with 5, 12-story apartment towers with retail space on the ground floor.  A community meeting was held on July 27, 2021 at 6:00pm via Zoom.  You may watch the recording of the community meeting HERE.   The CCEA Board sent out a survey to the community on September 9, 2021. 
 
The Survey Results can be found here:  50 S. STEELE CCEA SURVEY REPORT
 
 
3) 5 Cook Street/Ellsworth & Cook/Developer: Canyon Law
    REZONE:  C-MX-8 (Commercial Mixed Use 8 stories) 
   PROJECT STATUS:  On October 25, 2021 Denver City Council approved the 5 Cook St. rezoning to 8-stories.  
 
The Law Family, the owners of this property, are seeking rezoning to C-MX-8 to build 7 story apartment rentals with retail space on the ground floor.  A community meeting was held on July 21, 2021 at 5:30pm via Zoom.  You may watch the recording of the community meeting here.  The CCEA Board sent out a survey to the community on July 29th.  Results from the survey are posted below.  
 
 
4) 3400 E Bayaud Ave./Next to Gates Tennis Center/Developer: Brian Levitt & Travis McAfoos
     REZONE:  C-MX-12 (Commercial Mixed Use 12 stories)
 
Developer's plans include a rezoning request to C-MX-12; 12-stories with 250+ apartment rentals and retail space on ground floor.  This project also includes 121 S Madison, where rezoning will be submitted for 5-story apartment rentals.  A community meeting was held on August 3, 2021 at 5:30pm via Zoom.  You may watch the recording of the community meeting HERE.   The CCEA Board will be sending out a survey asking for your feedback, so please keep an eye out for this important email.  
 
The owner of 3400 Bayaud, Travis McAfoos has hosted two open houses.  The first one was held on August 4th from 4-6pm at Chopper's.  The second was an Open House & Site Tour on August 24th from 4-6pm at 3400 E. Bayaud Ave.
 
 
5) Colorado Gateways/Bayaud & East Side of Harrison & 1st/Developer:  Doug McKinnon
 
This project is not progressing as rapidly as initially hoped. Currently, a start date for construction is not available. The never completed church lot townhouse project at Bayaud and Colorado, in Hilltop, is for sale. Fortunately, while there is no indication that the CCE lots are for sale, the agreement negotiated by John Treddenick and Lou Raders for the CCE projects runs with the land so even if the CCE lots are sold, the new owner is legally obliged to live with the agreement.
 
You can see copies of the development agreements for the First Avenue properties here and for the Bayaud properties here.  Here is the CCN and CCEA Letter of Support. Here is the Hilltop letter of support.  The Denver Planning Board voted unanimously to recommend that City Council approve these projects. 
 
6) Gates Tennis Center
 
The tennis center is considering an expansion of its parking lot and courts. There will be an impact on Pulaski Park, so a survey is planned to go out to the community for feedback.  This survey will cover improvements Gates Tennis Center is proposing. 
 
7) Village Center / NE and SE corners of Madison / Bayaud
 
This project is not currently active or before the CCEA board. 
 
Other Projects:
  • The Garfield bikeway that will run from City Park to the Cherry Creek Bike Path has been approved. As a part of the plan, crosswalks will be installed at Garfield and Bayaud and Garfield and Alameda within the next two years. Bill Allen and Barry Lazarus have plan copies.
  • The Ellsworth Storm Project:  The City of Denver construction management team and the contractor have started Phase I of the Ellsworth Avenue Storm Project.  Phase 1 (Ellsworth from Steele to Cook) started construction late summer and expects to be ongoing through December 2021. Phase 2 (Ellsworth from Cook to Garfield) anticipates a construction start date later in 2022.  For an updated report from the City of Denver on Phase 1, you may refer to the project information sheet and the phase 1 map.
 
For questions contact the CCEA Development Committee chairperson at development@cherrycreekeast.org.