Development Report
Cherry Creek East is becoming increasingly attractive to developers. We are monitoring three significant development projects in our neighborhood.
 
1. Colorado Gateways (East Side of Harrison/ Bayaud & East Side of Harrison and First).  There is a project to build residential and/or commercial buildings on empty lots and to replace abandoned buildings at the corners of First Avenue and East Side of Harrison and the north and south corners of Bayaud and the east side of Harrison. The developer has requested an increase in zoning from three to five stories. The developer has also requested additional zoning changes. A meeting is planned on July 10th at which the developer, McKinnon & Associates, will explain his plans and at which we will ask for community feedback. A notice with more details about the planned July 10th meeting will be mailed to CCEA members.
 
We recently held a community meeting and had McKinnon & Associates present their ideas for the new gateway projects. We have a followup meeting to discuss the pros and cons of the proposal set for Monday July 22, 2019 at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held at Choppers in the back room. 
 
We are also conducting a neighborhood survey. You can read more about the project and take the survey here
 
2. 50 S. Steele. The owners of the current building, The Broe Group, want to add two new buildings on the North and South sides where there are currently parking lots and are asking for a zoning variance to build 12 stories for all three buildings. If approved, the new structure would extend from Ellsworth to Bayaud. The developer has held one community meeting at which several residents were in attendance and has been asked to hold an additional meeting at which community feedback will be solicited.
 
3. Village Center (Madison/Bayaud). The owners of buildings at the Madison/ Bayaud intersection have requested that the Development Committee and Board review preliminary plans for redevelopment of their properties. The “Village Center” concept is mentioned in the 2012 Cherry Creek Area Plan.
 
We will be conducting CCE community meetings for these projects which have various timelines. Please watch for notifications of these meetings in your e-mail inbox, on our website and Facebook page.  We want your feedback about them at these meetings.
Denver Design Overlays: So that future development will reflect the high quality of life CCE currently enjoys, we are working with the city to revise our CCE Design Overlay for new commercial and residential construction. When adopted by the city, these new regulations would only affect new construction, not current properties, and would become part of the zoning code for CCE.
 
Denver Design Overlays: So that future development will reflect the high quality of life CCE currently enjoys, we are working with the city to revise our CCE Design Overlay for new commercial and residential construction. When adopted by the city, these new regulations would only affect new construction, not current properties, and would become part of the zoning code for CCE.
 
For questions contact the CCEA Development Committee chairperson, Bill Tanner, at ccea.rno@gmail.com.