Approved - 5 to 0.

EVE II - Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Rezone

Case: CPA-2020-194; RZN-2020-190
Consider a request by S2E Developments (Colorado), LLC to amend the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map designation from Commercial and Commercial/Industrial to Downtown Mixed Use and to rezone from a C-2 (General Commercial) zone district to a R-24 (Residential 24 du/ac) zone district on a total of 5.26 acres.
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Videos

Applicant Presentation

Staff Presentation

Files

Application ( 1.53 MB )
Staff Report ( 0.13 MB )
Maps and Locations ( 0.94 MB )
Draft Ordinance ( 0.1 MB )
Decision Making Criteria

Comprehensive Plan Amendment

Per Section 21.02.130, the Planning Commission and City Council shall base their decisions in consideration of the extent to which the applicant demonstrates that the following criteria have been met:

(1)    The City may amend the Comprehensive Plan, neighborhood plans, corridor plans and area plans if the proposed change is consistent with the vision (intent), goals and policies of the Comprehensive Plan and:

(i)    Subsequent events have invalidated the original premises and findings; and/or

(ii)    The character and/or conditions of the area has changed such that the amendment is consistent with the Plan; and/or

(iii)    Public and community facilities are adequate to serve the type and scope of land use proposed; and/or

(iv)    An inadequate supply of suitably designated land is available in the community, as defined by the presiding body, to accommodate the proposed land use; and/or

(v)    The community or area, as defined by the presiding body, will derive benefits from the proposed amendment.


Rezone

Per Section 21.01.140 of the Zoning and Development Code, the Planning Commission and City Council shall base their decisions in consideration of the extent to which the applicant demonstrates the following criteria have been met:

(1) Subsequent events have invalidated the original premises and findings; and/or

(2) The character and/or condition of the area has changed such that the amendment is consistent with the Plan; and/or

(3) Public and community facilities are adequate to serve the type and scope of land use proposed; and/or

(4) An inadequate supply of suitably designated land is available in the community, as defined by the presiding body, to accommodate the proposed land use; and/or

(5) The community or area, as defined by the presiding body, will derive benefits from the proposed amendment.

Comments & Feedback

Comments
 
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This project sounds like the perfect uprade to the Los Colonias buisness park area.Residential units will be vital to the cities growth.
May 11, 2020, 3:57 PM
Rich Rochette
3 / 9 Planning Commissioners have viewed this comment
Being a contractor/developer in Grand Junction for many years it is my opinion, long with many others, that we need more people living in, or near, the downtown area to create the vibrant downtown economy we all desire. This project, along with others being planned, will move Grand Junction in that direction. The 7th Street corridor will become the vital link for connectivity to the new Las Colonias Business/Recreation area to the South. This project will be a key element in achieving this transition. This developer's resume is impressive and and will bring innovative ideas and design to Grand Junction. This is exactly the type of project the community should embrace and support. I suggest the Planning Commission display our "Western Colorado charm" and appreciation by moving this project forward. Please approve the Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Rezone. Bruce Milyard and Tyler Milyard Western Constructors Inc.
May 8, 2020, 11:45 AM
Bruce Milyard
4 / 9 Planning Commissioners have viewed this comment
As an owner of properties in the Las Colonias Park area, and also working on and with projects that involve the expansion and connection of downtown and Las Colonias Park, I see this as a great opportunity to add a much needed high-quality residential component.
May 8, 2020, 10:13 AM
Ray Rickard
4 / 9 Planning Commissioners have viewed this comment
I highly encourage this zoning change. It is an excellent to opportunity to provide needed residential housing near downtown. This will also further enhance Seventh street as a major corridor to Los Colonias.
May 7, 2020, 4:10 PM
Rick Nisley
4 / 9 Planning Commissioners have viewed this comment
Great addition to the City. We need and must encourage this type of development to realize the potential of our downtown.
May 5, 2020, 2:59 PM
Michael Bradney Higginbotham
4 / 9 Planning Commissioners have viewed this comment
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