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Cherry Creek East Zoning Overlay
Posted on Jul 21st, 2022
Information on this project was originally posted to CCEA website on July 1, 2021.  Below information is current as of February 14, 2023
On February 6, 2023 Denver City Council unanimously voted to approve the Cherry Creek East Zoning Overlays.  From this point forward, any newly rezoned properties will conform to the overlays. Many developers whose properties have already been rezoned have also agreed to conform to or take in account key aspects of the overlays. 
This project has been years in the making and many countless hours from volunteers have been contributed.  Thank you to all those who worked on this project, wrote to city officials and/or spoke at council meetings in favor.  We appreciate your support!
How it all began...Beginning in May 2018, then District 10 Councilman Wayne New, initiated a Commercial and Residential Overlay Process. It was believed that an overlay – once approved by City Council into law – would be more effective and efficient than a design committee to sustain future development guidelines in Cherry Creek East. The city funded $10,000 for consultants to assist the Cherry Creek East Association Board and its Development Committee with the process.  Over the last four years hundreds of hours were spent creating two overlays.  The Zoning Overlay is an incremental addition to the current city zoning. Consequently, if and when it is approved, this becomes a part of the Zoning code for the area. Zoning overlays have been applied or are in process in other Denver communities. Here is more information on why we want a zoning overlay in our community. Why we want a commercial overlay plan in CCE.  
CCEA hosted a community meeting on February 16, 2021 and a community survey was conducted on July 1, 2021.  Currently, the zoning overlay is with the city for review.  You will find details on the overlays, meeting presentations and survey results in the Development Committee section of our website.  
Denver Moves: Cherry Creek
Posted on Jul 20th, 2022
Updated February 28, 2023
Denver Moves: Cherry Creek is a year-long planning effort to develop a cohesive strategy for infrastructure development that achieves the City’s mobility goals in the Cherry Creek neighborhood and surrounding area. The project will explore improvements to make it safer and more convenient to walk, bicycle, take transit, deliver goods, and drive in and around the area, and will also examine green infrastructure, parking, curbside uses, and other considerations.  For more information on this initiative, details on upcoming public meetings and opportunities to provide your feedback visit the City of Denver website.  
The Denver Moves Cherry Creek Interactive Map is available for your review and your input through March 16, 2023.  View the map HERE and provide your feedback.
Denver Moves Everyone 2050:  Denver Moves Everyone 2050 (DME) is a city-wide transportation plan aimed at moving everyone and everything equitably, safely, and sustainably and reflects the vision and values of Denverites for building a world class transportation system between now and 2050.
On January 25, 2023, DOTI published the Denver Moves Everyone (DME) 2050 draft.  The draft plan is only available for public review until February 25th. DOTI will refine the draft based on public feedback prior to releasing the final plan.
Cherry Creek West Development Project
Posted on Jul 19th, 2022
Cherry Creek West project is the SW Corner of S University Blvd and E 1st Ave and the developer is East West Partners.
This project is in the early stages of development but due to the size of the project, we are staying on top of it's progress.  Cherry Creek West hosted a Community Information Meeting on August 10th.  If you missed the meeting you may watch this recording.  Cherry Creek West Partners has also provided this Q&A Follow Up to the community meeting.  This Q&A provides some good information on what CCE can possibly expect from this development project.  
You may learn more about this project and it's developers at the Cherry Creek West website.
Even though this project is in the early stages, the CCEA Development Committee has created the below listed document of discussion points to start dialogue around this project.
Ellsworth Storm Project Update
Posted on Jul 1st, 2021
Updated February 28, 2023
The project is designed to help improve storm water quality and water drainage issues through the use of green infrastructures. These green infrastructures will be installed at each intersection along Ellsworth.  
The City of Denver construction management team and contractor completed Phase 1 of the Ellsworth Avenue Storm Project summer of 2022.  Phase 2 of the Ellsworth Storm project will begin where Phase 1 left off on Ellsworth Ave just west of Madison St and continue east to Garfield St.  
Phase 2 Update:  Recently, the City of Denver project team coordinated with Xcel on their relocation design for phase 2.  Once Xcel has approval from the city on their relocation design, they will begin their work to relocate gas and electric lines.  Currently, the City of Denver does not have a schedule from Xcel but they expect them to be working through the winter, spring and summer months of 2023.
As for the planned construction schedule for phase 2, the city is anticipating 2024. All of the utility relocations will need to be completed first, so there is some uncertainty about when phase 2 construction will begin.
For additional information from the City of Denver on this project you may review City of Denver Phase 2 Status Update sheet or visit their website.
Please feel free to contact Linda Wilson at linda@lindawilson.net or Lauren Winnen through www.lindawilsongroup.com if you have any questions.