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Community Meeting: Proposed Zoning on Harrison Street
Posted on Jul 8th, 2019

Members of our community are invited to meet and hear about a proposed rezoning affecting several spots on Harrison Street:
 
When: July 10th, 2019, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Where: 155 N Cook St, 1st Floor
 
In our most recent Cherry Creek East Association newsletter, we reported that developers are planning several projects within Cherry Creek East that would require rezoning. One of the developers, Doug McKinnon, plans to redevelop three locations that lie between:
 
  • Harrison and Colorado and between Cedar and First: - South East Corner of Bayaud and Harrison [currently occupied by an older apartment building] -
  • North East Corner of Bayaud and Harrison [currently occupied by two vacant buildings including the former Peepers optical building] - South East Corner of 1st Ave and Harrison [currently occupied by a vacant lot]
 
McKinnon is seeking to rezone these properties from three to five stories. McKinnon will discuss issues with the sites and may suggest other zoning changes.
 
The CCEA Board will recommend a position on the McKinnon plan to the Denver Planning Board. In turn, we are calling a community meeting followed by a short survey so that the CCEA Board's recommendation reflects your views. Everyone is welcome to attend, whether a CCEA member or not. The McKinnon Harrison Street Rezoning Request meeting will be held as follows:
 
Please join us if you can.
 
If at all possible, please drive or walk by the three sites before the meeting.
  • While doing so, consider what is currently on each site and how a five story building might look.
     
  • For a sense of scale, you might also look at the buildings that currently exist near Harrison and Alameda.