The interchange at C-470 and Alameda was constructed to serve Solterra and surrounding developments. All four corners of the interchange have been zoned for commercial development since 2007, even before the interchange was opened to traffic.
Although these properties are undeveloped, the land is not zoned or designated for open space.
Here are some of the key facts about the site, the proposed rezoning applications, and the development plan at-a-glance.
- The properties at the C-470 and Alameda interchange have been zoned for commercial development since 2007. The land is not zoned or designated for open space. Learn more >>
- The proposed rezoning applications will reduce the amount of land devoted to big-box retail and light industrial development by bringing a mix of uses and neighborhood services to the interchange through a thoughtful plan for all four corners. Learn more >>
- The rezoning and planned development are consistent with the land use recommendations in the Jefferson County Comprehensive Master Plan. Learn more >>
- Under the proposed rezoning, the Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center will remain at its current location and will continue to operate without any changes or negative impacts. Learn more >>
- The property is not located within the Morrison Fossil Area National Natural Landmark, and the rezoning will not affect any of the archeological and paleontological resources that are located nearly half a mile away.
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- There are no plans to develop a motorcycle dealership on the Southeast Corner (SE) site, and the previously-proposed motorcycle dealership use has been withdrawn from the SE application. Learn more >>
- The proposed rezoning will bring a mix of primary jobs and higher-paying jobs to the interchange, strengthening the economic vitality of Jefferson County. Learn more >>
- Development of the site under the proposed rezoning would increase Jefferson County tax revenues, helping to fund open space and other county services.
- The rezoning application’s subsequent development plan would reduce traffic at the interchange by 76% compared to traffic studies and estimates based on current zoning and allowable uses. Learn more >>
- The proposed rezoning adds a number of positive layers of design and use protections for the site above what the current zoning allows, including limitations on lighting, signage, noise and buffering. Learn more >>