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Conifer Heights                     NEW DEVELOPMENT

P&Z Commissioners Hearing: June 24, 2009                     BCC Hearing: July 14, 2009

July 10, 2009 Update

Alan Tiefenbach, the Case Mgr, has not received any further inputs from the applicants.

May 20, 2009 Update

Alan Tiefenbach, the Case Mgr, met with the applicant regarding the 1st referral. The applicant is considering less commercial development. There is a reluctance to spend the money and effort on proving water availability up front. The applicant is still working up a response to the 1st referral no promises on a re-submital yet. Alan Tiefenbach, the Case Mgr, has been trying to establish senior housing guidelines that are enforceable after the re-zone process.

I spoke with Stephen Sellenriek, from THK Associates, on May 20, 2009 regarding the Permitted Use 3.5 from the ODP "Senior Housing, including Assisted Living, Memory Care Facility, Retirement Facility." He said that THK was only at the concept phase right now. The is no end-user identified. There is no specific design feature related to the senior housing. They have experience with building in age restrictions on deeds. The age restriction is all that is currently being discussed.

May 1, 2009 Update

The applicant will not be able to respond to all the issues identified by the May 1, 2009 deadline, therefore the P&Z and BCC Hearing dates will be delayed. P&Z staff will meet with the applicant the week of May 4, 2009 to discuss water issues. Alan Tiefenbach, the Case Mgr, has been meeting with Jefferson County Community Development to establish senior housing guidelines.

Case # 09-103301RZ               Case Mgr: Alan Tiefenbach 303-271-8738

10250 County Hwy 73, 23.7 acres. Application is "On Referral", meaning that the agencies and HOAs have until April 5, 2009 to respond.

78 residential units -- 30 with age restrictions

25,000 sq.ft. Retail  --  4,000 sq.ft. Fire Station -- 4,000 sq.ft. Community Center

Water: 8.5 - 10.7 GPM  (12,240 GPD - 15,408 GPD - Jeffco P&Z doesn't necessarily agree with the figures.) (Note: at 300 GPD, the 78 units alone would require 23,400 GPD) Legal rights to 8 wells. Currently, 1 for house + 2 others drilled.

RZ_Application / Narrative / water report / Water Decree

Official Development Plan

ODP (0) / ODP (1) / ODP (2) / ODP (3) / ODP (4) / ODP (5) / ODP (6) / ODP (7) / ODP (8) / ODP (9) / ODP (10)

PPNA position letter to JEFFCO

Conifer Heights PZ Response to Applicant

Conifer Corners

Case Manager: Greg Saia-271-8740
Case #05-146289RZ

26209 Pleasant Park Road - 22.82 acres off of Pleasant Park Road ½ mile east of Hwy 285. Request to rezone 22.82 acre parcel to allow two apartment structures each containing 25 units plus 40 townhouse units. Community Meeting was held 8/16/04. Application was submitted 1/18/05. Planning Commission recommended denial on January 25, 2006. BCC granted Indefinite Continuance. They have until 11/8/06 to request hearings OR they can withdraw and resubmit at any time OR they will be denied and can’t resubmit for 1 year.


The Planning Commission recommended denial of this development on January 25, 2007. The Board of County Commissioners remanded this case back to the Planning Commission at the BOCC hearing on January 2, 2007. The issues identified by the Board of Commissioners are density, access, and water.

On April 25, 2007, the Planning Commission heard initial comments from the developer and the county Planning and Zoning Department staff. The new data presented by the developer was one well test log and two letters provided by the developer. The public gave comment on the development. Since the letters were not made available to the public prior the hearing, the commission extended public comment through letters to be received by close of business Monday, April 30, 2007. The Planning Commission resumed on Wednesday, May 2nd for discussion of written comments on the two letters and rebuttal by the developer. The previous denial by the planning commission remains in place so the commission simply clarified their input regarding water, density, and access. The Planning Commission comments are available for public review.

The Board of County Commissioners hearing is now scheduled for Tuesday, April 15th at 9 am. Discussion will again focus on access, water, and density. Conditionally approved.

Wildland Paintball Special Permit

The Wildland Paintball case will be heard before the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 9 AM. (at the county building in Golden). The Planning Commission recommended denial (4:3) of the case however the BCC could still rule in favor. Planning Commission Hearing: Voted down 4:3 County Commissioners Hearing: March 6, 2007 at 9 AM

The owners of the 60 acre property just east of the Conifer Corners property along Pleasant Park are requesting a Special Use permit to set up 6 Paintball Play fields within 13 acres just north of Pleasant Park Rd. The plan includes a 48 car parking lot for up to 60 participants. The Paintball will operate 7 days a week from 8AM to 6 PM.

The Pleasant Park Neighborhood Association voted unanimously March 14, 2006 to oppose the Paintball proposal. The reasons for opposition were: (a) not compatible with land use of the surrounding area, (b) Fire hazards, (c) Visual and aesthetic impact, (e) Noise and (i) inconsistent with the community character.

STATUS: As of March 5, 2007 the land owners have withdrawn their application for a Special Use Permit

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