Help maintain the existing vision for Greenwood Village

Over the next two weeks Greenwood Village will host four town hall meetings for each District to discuss proposed changes to the Comprehensive Plan to include a new Orchard Station Subarea.  Last July, Alberta Development Partners submitted a development application to construct a $1.5 billion, 3.3 million square foot mixed-use development on 24-acres of the proposed Subarea that was dependent on changes to the GV Comp Plan. Century Communities also recently held a community input meeting regarding its desire to build 203 units (150 townhomes and 53 single-family homes) on 13-acres inside the proposed Subarea.  Combined, the Alberta property and Century property make up 85% or  37 of the 44 acres within the Subarea that does not include The Landmark.

Alberta is expected to return with a slightly smaller 2.8 million square foot development application after the Comp Plan amendment is passed.  However, the original development would have added:

  • 1,000 cars per hour on Orchard Road (according to Alberta’s own traffic study) , with no assessment of the traffic impact on Quebec Street or Belleview Ave.
  • 1,200 apartments and condos
  • 4 buildings over 20-stories tall
  • 300,000 sq ft of retail (including 40 restaurants)

Alberta withdrew the application after near unanimous opposition that led P&Z voted down by a vote of 8-0 changes to the Comp Plan on July 19, 2016.  However, P&Z reversed course in September and October after only cosmetic changes to the proposed Orchard Station Subarea Plan and recommended to the creation of the Subarea to City Council on a vote of 6-2.  These four meetings will provide will provide citizens with another opportunity to voice their vision for the future of Greenwood Village.

City Councilmember Dave Bullock wrote a fantastic letter to his District 1 constituents where he provided a comprehensive overview of the Orchard Station subarea debate and his concerns about changing the Greenwood Village Comprehensive Plan.  I would strongly encourage anyone looking for a comprehensive background on the proposed changes to read Dave’s letter.

Please click here to read his thoughtful letter.

Although the meetings are split-up by district, you may attend any meeting.  Here are the meeting dates, times and locations. Click here for the agenda.

District 1 – Councilmembers Dave Bullock and Freda Miklin
Wednesday, January 18, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Aspen Academy, 5859 S. University Boulevard

District 2 – Councilmembers Darryl Jones and Leslie Schluter
Thursday, January 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Curtis Ballroom at Comedy Works, 5345 Landmark Place

District 3 – Councilmembers George Lantz and Steve Moran
Tuesday, January 24, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
Highline Community Church, 6160 S Wabash Way

District 4 – Councilmembers Tom Bishop and T.J. Gordon
Thursday, January 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Campus Middle School Cafeteria, 4785 S Dayton Street

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