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Proposal for auto dealership near Kipling and C-470 withdrawn

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By Ramsey Scott

A controversial plan to put a car dealership near South Kipling Street and C-470 has been withdrawn by the developer. 

The proposal, which targeted 11 acres next to the Chatfield Bluffs South and Chatfield Bluffs Condominiums at West Ute Avenue and Kipling, had drawn resistance from surrounding neighborhoods. The Colorado Alliance for Responsible Development was formed to fight the rezoning application. 

During a public hearing at the end of October at which 75 people spoke against the development, property owner Alan Fishman walked out before giving his scheduled testimony on behalf of the project.

The property is currently zoned for office and light-industrial use and is in the same business park as an Xcel office, a hotel and several other office buildings and mechanical shops. 

In a letter to the Jeffco Planning and Zoning Division, the developer had indicated changes would be made to the proposal to appease the neighbors  concerns about traffic and light pollution. 

The developer has the option of resubmitting the proposal later.

Residential development eyed in downtown Littleton

A traffic study for a proposed 350 living units at the site of the old sheriff’s station in Littleton should be completed by the end of the month.

The Broadstone at Littleton Station development at Littleton Boulevard and Bemis Street would bring a proposed 200 single-family homes and 150 condominium units to the area east of the Littleton light-rail station and the RTD Park-n-Ride. Currently the developer, Alliance Residential Co., is refining its proposal after receiving feedback from the city, said Jan Dickinson, the project manager for Littleton. 

Once all the studies are completed, which should be in the next month or two, public hearings will begin, Dickinson said. The developer has already held a public meeting.

There is concern about the number of vehicles the project would bring into the area. 

 

Contact Ramsey Scott at ramsey@evergreenco.com or 303-933-2233, ext. 22.