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.
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