About the Property
The properties at the C-470 and Alameda Parkway interchange in Jefferson County, Colorado have been zoned for intense commercial development—including light industrial, office, big-box retail, highway-oriented fast-food restaurants, medical offices, and other uses—for nearly a decade..
The C-470 and Alameda interchange was contemplated as part of the original C-470 plan in the 1970s, providing a regional access point between Morrison Road and Interstate 70/US-6. For several decades, community plans have recognized the importance of this interchange in the Rooney Valley and the surrounding properties’ capacity for development that will serve nearby communities and the entire County.
With more than 3,500 new homes planned for the surrounding area most of which are currently approved through zoning—and strong demand for new commercial development along C-470, the time has come to responsibly develop the properties surrounding the interchange. The property owner has proposed to reduce the amount of land devoted to big-box retail and light industrial uses by rezoning of a portion of the property to bring a mix of uses, neighborhood services and new jobs to the interchange for the benefit of nearby residents and all of Jefferson County.
Existing Zoning and Plan Designation
The interchange at C-470 and Alameda was constructed to serve Solterra and surrounding developments. All four corners of the C-470 and Alameda 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.
Existing zoning at this important interchange allows for retail (including big box), sit-down or fast-food restaurants, drive-thru uses, office, medical, light industrial and
Large Scale Commercial is defined in the Comprehensive Master Plan as “Commercial uses that may have a regional draw. These include all Neighborhood Commercial uses, retail, office, and light industrial uses of any size, hotels and motels, hospitals, and automobile dealerships.”
Both of the proposed rezoning applications for the Southeast (SE) and Northwest (NW) corners are consistent with the land use recommendations of the Comprehensive Master Plan and the designation of these properties as an “Activity Center” with “Large Scale Commercial” uses.