NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice is hereby given to all interested persons that a public hearing will be held by the Planning Commission of the City of Westminster on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.

Due to the President’s Declaration of a National Emergency, the Governor’s Declaration of a State Emergency, and Westminster's Declaration of a State of Emergency, Westminster City Hall is closed to the public until further notice. This hearing will be conducted remotely. See below for additional information. As a reminder, the March 24, 2020, Planning Commission hearing was cancelled. 

City of Westminster, the owner of three parcels comprised of 3630 West 73rd Avenue, 7287 Lowell Blvd., and 7277 Lowell Blvd., located at the southwest corner of West 73rd Ave. and Lowell Blvd., is requesting approval to rezone the property from C-1 Commercial to Planned Unit Development. Along with the rezoning, approval of a Preliminary Development Plan (PDP) is being requested. The PDP will permit multifamily residential, senior residential, commercial-office, commercial-retail, personal services, and live/work land uses on the property. In addition, regulations related to density, building setbacks, and building height will be established along with other development standards.

The City values public input on development applications. Testimony for the April 14, 2020 public hearing will be accepted electronically.

To submit testimony electronically to the Planning Commission for this item:
1. Email your written comments to: PCPubCom@cityofwestminster.us. Your name and address must be provided in the body of the email.
2. Comments must be received before 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the hearing date to be added to the public record for Planning Commission’s consideration.

Information related to providing public testimony via means other than electronically as described above, will be posted on: www.CityofWestminster.us/PlanningCommission. The public hearing will be streamed live via the City’s traditional webcast (www.youtube.com/user/WestminsterCO/live) or by calling 631-992-3221 and typing in access code: 234-663-063. The Planning Commission meeting agenda, agenda memo, and other materials will be posted on this website no later than four days prior to the hearing. Given the evolving nature of the state of emergency, the City’s Planning Commission website will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

Copies of all application materials submitted by the applicant, as well as all informational materials submitted by others, which will be considered by the Planning Commission at this hearing, are available for inspection by contacting Nathan Lawrence at the Westminster Planning Division at nlawrence@cityofwestminster.us or 303-658-2099.

Click here to download the official Planning Commission public hearing announcement

ABOUT THE PLANNING COMMISSION

The Planning Commission conducts public hearings and provides a recommendation to City Council on the following: review of the city's Comprehensive Land Use Plan, proposed development plans, review of proposed annexations, zoning and rezoning requests, and zoning regulations related to development controls. The commission has final approval authority on official development plans and recommends action to City Council regarding annexations, rezonings, Comprehensive Land Use Plan amendments, preliminary development plans and zoning regulation amendments.

A primary goal is to balance the interests of the development community with the interests of the residents and neighborhoods to create a city the citizens can be proud of into the future. Planning Commission meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month on an as-needed basis at 7 p.m. Meetings last between one and two hours each.

 

Council Liaison: Jon Voelz

Staff Liaison: Rita McConnell, AICP, Planning Manager

303-658-2093
rmcconne@cityofwestminster.us

NOTE: Persons needing an accommodation must notify the Planning Aide no later than noon on the Thursday prior to the scheduled Planning Commission hearing to allow adequate time to make arrangements. Please call 303-658-2092/TTY 711 or State Relay or write to jbaden@cityofwestminster.us to make a reasonable accommodation request.

 

Current Board Members with Current City Planners:  Back row (left to right): Vice-Chair Joe McConnell; Josh Vaughn, Associate Planner; John McConnell, AICP, Principal Planner; Andrew Spurgin, AICP, Long Range Planner; David German, AICP, Senior Planner; Chairperson James Boschert; Commissioner David Carpenter; Jacob Kasza, Planner; Commissioner Rick Mayo.  Front row: Patrick Caldwell, AICP, Senior Planner; Amy C. Johnson, AICP, Senior Planner; Nathan Lawrence, Senior Planner; Jennifer Baden, Planning Aide; Katie Schwarz, AICP, Associate Planner; Commissioner Elisa Torrez (Alternate); Commissioner Tracy Colling; Rita McConnell, AICP, Planning Manager; and Chennou Xiong, Commissioner (Alternate).  Not pictured: Commissioner Lawrence Dunn, Commissioner David Tomecek, Stephanie Ashmann, Senior Planner, and Sean McCartney, City Urban Designer.