A Chicago-based developer has high hopes for an underutilized section of South Golden Road. On Thursday, March 18, REVA Development will hold a community meeting to introduce and answer questions …
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A Chicago-based developer has high hopes for an underutilized section of South Golden Road.
On Thursday, March 18, REVA Development will hold a community meeting to introduce and answer questions about its proposal to rezone a 13.8-acre site located across from the Taqueria Las Palmas restaurant and other businesses on South Golden Road.
The site is currently divided into multiple parcels that are zoned for either residential or commercial development. REVA Development wants to rezone the site so it can build a mixed-use development consisting of 307 apartments, 46 townhomes, commercial and retail space, and what the county describes as “public and private amenities.”
According to a PowerPoint presentation posted on Jeffco’s permit search website that will be given during the virtual meeting, the proposal calls for the development to consist of three sections.
The first section building would include a four-story building with space for commercial, retail and “live work” use on the ground floor. The remaining floors would consist of residential units. A second smaller adjacent building would consist of fitness center, leasing facility and additional “live work” spaces.
The middle section would consist of two L-shaped four story buildings that would consist of multifamily units. Those buildings are described as “elevator buildings with luxury finishes and amenities.” There would also be underground parking, a swimming pool and outdoor green space in that section.
The proposed 46 single-family attached townhomes would be in the third section, which would be on the northernmost area of the property. There would be a mix of two- and three-bedroom townhomes ranging from 1,500-2,200 square feet as well as attached two-car garages. The PowerPoint states that the townhomes will be constructed with quality materials and feature a “timeless architectural design.”
The property currently consists of mix of vacant space and residential properties. According to the PowerPoint, the property consists of “functionally obsolete buildings and infrastructure” and several of the structures on the property are vacant or abandoned and current uses for the property includes storage of materials and “informal boat and RV storage.”
The presentation goes on to suggest that the site represents an “underutilization of the commercial corridor along South Golden Road” and presents several other issues the development could address.
Among those problems are a lack of pedestrian connectivity and architectural character or scale. The presentation suggests the proposed development would address those issues by incorporating streetscape designs that would include landscape areas, wide sidewalks and other elements.
It also shows plans for an outdoor event space that could be used for community events like food truck rallies or farmer’s markets and touts a climbing wall that would be located on the façade of the mixed-use building and accessible to the public.
Following the community meeting, REVA Development would have one year to submit an official rezoning application for the site. The rezoning would ultimately need to be approved the Jefferson County Commissioners at a public hearing.
Colorado Community Media reached out to REVA Development for more information about the proposed development but did not receive a response.
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