Current Land Use Cases

Development Review Team

This report provides information about upcoming projects to be reviewed by the County’s Development Review Team (DRT).  This team is comprised of county staff and outside agencies. Development proposals for major projects in unincorporated Adams County often come through the DRT for an initial review before formal submittal.

Development Review Team Summary

Scheduled Land Use Cases

Below you will find a report of scheduled land use cases that require one or more public hearings before the Board of Adjustment, Planning Commission, or Board of County Commissioners. The report also includes a list of recent decisions on land use cases. 

Report of scheduled public hearings and recent decisions

For more information about any of these cases, please feel free to contact the listed case manager.

Board of Adjustment Cases

To view case information click on the Request for Comments and Public Hearing Notice associated with the current case below.

PRA2024-00001 Cdebaca 73rd Avenue Accessory Structure Variances

Case Manager: Lia Campbell e-mail

  1. Variance to allow a structure coverage of 29% in the Agricultural‐1 zone district where 12.5% is required;
  2. Variance to allow an accessory structure to be built in line with the front structure line of the principal dwelling in the Agricultural‐1 zone district where 10' to the rear of the front structure line of the principal dwelling is required;
  3. Variance to allow an accessory building to be built at a 3' side setback in the Agricultural‐1 zone district where 10' is required;
  4. Variance to allow an accessory building to be built at a 3' rear setback in the Agricultural‐1 zone district where 10' is required. The site is zoned Agricultural‐1 and within the Mineral Conservation Overlay District. 

PRA2024-00002 Domenico Elizabeth Accessory Structure Variances

Case Manager: Lia Campbell e-mail

  1. Variance from the maximum allowed lot coverage of 12.5% to allow 21% lot coverage;
  2. Variance from the right-of-way setback requirement to allow an accessory structure to be 5 feet
    where 50 feet is required;
  3. Variance from the side setback requirement to allow an accessory structure to be 5 feet from the side property line.

PRA2024-00003 Asher Country Hills Variances

Case Manager: David DeBoskey e-mail

  1. Variance to allow an accessory structure to be approximately 28 feet from a front property line;
  2. Variance to allow a structure coverage of approximately 8.3% where the maximum coverage allowed is 7.5%. The site is within the Agricultural-1 zone district. 

PRA2023-00005 Zink Pole Barn Variances on Dillon Street

Case Manager: Cody Spaid e-mail

  1. Variance to allow 10.27% structure coverage of a lot where the maximum allowed is 10%;
  2. Variance to allow a side corner setback of 75 feet where the minimum required setback is 100 feet. The property is zoned Agricultural-1.

VSP2023-00013 Martinez Oneida Fence Variance

  1. Variance to allow a solid screen fence exceeding 42 inches in height to be located between the side corner property line and the front structure line on a residentially used property.

VSP2023-00028 Carnitas Don Chuy

Case Manager: Brayan Marin e-mail

  1. Special Use Permit to operate a food truck on a property zoned Residential-1-C and within the Airport Height Overlay

VSP2023-00034 Brannan Concrete Batch Plant Special Use Permit

Case Manager: Nick Eagleson e-mail

  1. Special Use Permit for operation of a concrete batch plant for a duration of up to five years. This application does not include crushing or recycling activities.

VSP2023-00036 Geary Tucker Lot Coverage Variance

Case Manager: Cody Spaid e-mail

  1. Special use permit to allow two storage containers to be stored on the property for one year. The property is in the Agricultural-3 zone district, and within the Airport Noise and Airport Height Overlays.

VSP2023-00037 Navarro-Dueñas Retail Marijuana Cultivation Location Variance

  1. Variance from the performance standards for a retail marijuana cultivation facility. Section 4-2-03-07(1) requires that retail marijuana cultivation facilities be located within a geographic boundary when zoned Agricultural-3; the application is seeking relief from this requirement.

VSP2023-00040 QuikTrip at 7320 Pecos Street Sign Height Variance

Case Manager: David DeBoskey e-mail

  1. Variance request to allow a freestanding sign to be 70 feet in height within the Commercial-4 zone district, where the maximum height is 24 feet.

VSP2024-00001 Holloway Main Fence Variance

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Variance to allow a screen fence measuring 6 feet in height where the maximum height allowed is 3.5 feet on a residentially used property. 

VSP2024-00012 Barajas Vallejo Setback Variance

Case Manager: Lia Campbell e-mail

  1. Variance to allow a side corner setback of approximately 4 feet for a principal structure where
    the minimum required setback is 20 feet within the Residential-1-C zone district.

VSP2024-00015 West Fork Ranch Meteorological Tower Height Variance

Case Manager: David DeBoskey e-mail

  1. Variance to allow a non-agricultural structure to be approximately 196 feet in height where the maximum structure height allowed is 35 feet within the Agricultural-3 zone district.

VSP2024-00017 Aberle Magnolia Setback Variance

Case Manager: Lia Campbell e-mail

  1. Variance to allow an accessory structure to be located 10 feet from a side property line where a minimum side setback of 20 feet is required within the Residential Estate zone district.

Planning Commission & Board of County Commissioners Cases

To view case information click on the Request for Comments and Public Hearing Notice associated with the current cases below.

EXG2024-00002 Conservation Services, Inc. Bennett Facility

Case Manager: Nick Eagleson e-mail

  1. Certificate of Designation to continue an existing asbestos and non-hazardous liquid solidification and disposal facility use within the Agricultural-3 zone district. Portions of the site are affected by the Airport Height Overlay.

PLN2023-00009 Wolf Creek Run West Metropolitan District Service Plan

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Application for the establishment of a special district to serve portions of the Wolf Creek Run West Subdivision, excluding Filing No. 1

PLN2023-00010 House of Pots Comprehensive Plan Amendment

Case Manager: Ella Gleason e-mail 

  1. Comprehensive Plan Amendment to change the future land use designation on the property from Residential Medium to a designation consistent with the existing Commercial-2 zone district. 

PLN2024-00001 Annual Adoption of the Adams County Official Zoning Map

Case Manager: David DeBoskey e-mail 

  1. Adoption by resolution of the County's Official Zoning Map

PLT2022-00056 Todd Creek Village Minor Subdivision

Case Manager: Nick Eagleson e-mail

  1. Minor Subdivision Final Plat to create 1 lot of 1.6 acres in a Planned Unit Development zone district.

PLT2023-00012 5200 Sheridan Minor Subdivision

Case Manager: Brayan Marin e-mail

  1. Minor Subdivision Final Plat to create 4 lots on approximately 7 acres within the Commercial-4 zone district.

PLT2023-00022 Birch Leaf Final Plat

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Major subdivision final plat to create ten residential lots and two nonresidential tracts

PLT2023-00028 Lefor Subdivision Final Plat

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Major subdivision final plat to create three lots on approximately 65 acres in the Agricultural-2 zone district.

PLT2023-00034 Grasslands at Comanche, Filing 5 Final Plat

Case Manager: Lia Campbell e-mail

  1. Major Subdivision Final Plat to create 19 residential lots within the Grasslands at Comanche Planned Unit Development. 

PLT2023-00035 Grasslands at Comanche, Filing 6 Final Plat

Case Manager: Lia Campbell e-mail

  1. Major Subdivision Final Plat to create 15 residential lots within the Grasslands at Comanche Planned Unit Development. 

PLT2023-00038 Allart Subdivision, Amendment 1

Case Manager: Lia Campbell e-mail

  1. Subdivision Replat to reconfigure three previously platted lots in the Agricultural-1 zone district with Natural Resources Conservation Overlay.

PLT2023-00040 53rd and Tennyson Row Final Plat

Case Manager: Brayan Marin e-mail

  1. Final Plat for major subdivision to create 7 lots and 3 tracts on 1.9 acres in the R-2 Zone District

PLT2023-00041 Wolf Creek Run West Filing No. 2A Final Plat

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Final Plat application for a major subdivision to create 108 lots within the Wolf Creek Run West Planned Unit Development on approximately 180 acres

PLT2023-00046 Hardin Subdivision Final Plat

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Final Plat for major subdivision to create 34 lots and 4 tracts in the Residential-2 zone district.

PLT2023-00055 Country Club Ranchettes, Filing 1, Amendment 1

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Subdivision Replat to amend the original major subdivision creating 56 lots to replat creating
    60 total (4 new) lots.

PLT2023-00056 Berkeley Center Subdivision

Case Manager: David Deboskey e-mail

  1. Final Plat for minor subdivision to create four lots in the Commercial-5, Industrial-1, Industrial-2 zone districts. The Mineral Conservation Overlay and Natural Resources Conservation Overlay Districts also affect portions of the subdivision boundaries.

PLT2024-00004 Oak Park Drive Estates Final Plat

Case Manager: David Deboskey e-mail

  1. Major subdivision final plat to create three lots on 35 acres within the Agricultural-2 zone district. An associated preliminary plat and rezoning was approved by the Board of County Commissioners on February 27, 2024.

PLT2024-00006 Wolf Creek Run West, Filling 3 Preliminary Plat

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Preliminary Plat for major subdivision to create 40 lots on 14.4 acres within the Wolf Creek Run West PUD.

PLT2024-00007 Wolf Creek Run West, Filing 2B Final Plat

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Major Subdivision Final Plat to create 78 lots on 54 acres within the Wolf Creek Run West PUD.

PRC2020-00003 5200 Wyandot

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Minor Subdivision to create three additional parcels
  2. Rezone request from R-1-C to R-3.

PRC2021-00010 - Thompson Properties

Case Manager:  Nick Eagleson e-mail

  1. Request to rezone approx. 7 acres from A-1, Agriculture to R-E, Residential Estate;
  2. Minor Subdivision final plat to create four total lots.

PRC2022-00008 Raritan Estates Redevelopment

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Rezone from Residential-1-C (R-1-C) to Planned Unit Development (P.U.D.),
  2. Planned Unit Development- Preliminary Development Plan,
  3. Major Subdivision Preliminary Plat to create 16 lots and 7 tracts from the existing 7 lots and Raritan Street ROW,
  4. Right-of Way vacation for a portion of Raritan Way,
  5. Waiver from the Subdivision Design Standards to allow for private roadways within the development (Section 5-03-03-10), and
  6. Waiver from the Subdivision Design Standards to allow for new residences within a new subdivision to be closer than 30 feet from the common property line with adjacent residential uses (Section 5-03-02-02-01).

PRC2022-00010 DTI Trucks at 8100 Steele St.

Case Manager: Brayan Martin e-mail

  1. A Rezone from agricultural-3 (A-3) to Industrial-2 (I-2) and a rezone request to industrial-2 (I-2) on a property that was deannexed by the City of Thornton.
  2. A minor subdivision final plat to combine 5 lots into one 8.7 acre site.

PRC2023-00006 Lowell Development Subdivision and Rezone

Case Manager: Cody Spaid e-mail

  1. Preliminary Plat for Major Subdivision to create 2 lot of approximately 23.3 acres;
  2. 2. Rezoning of approximately 12.9 acres to Residential-4. 
  • 05/15/2024 - Request for Comments

PRC2023-00010 64th & Lowell Minor Subdivision and Rezone

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Minor subdivision final plat to create 1 lot on 5.8 acres; 
  2. Rezone of 5.8 acres to Residential-4 from Residential-1-C and Commercial-4

PRC2023-00011 Clear Creek Transit Village

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Final Plat to create 145 lots and 26 tracts on approximately 21 acres in the Clear Creek Transit Village Planned Unit Development; 
  2. Final Development Plan to allow up to 250,000 square feet of commercial and institutional uses and a variety of residential dwelling types up to 1,125 units.

PRC2023-00013 Oaks Ridge (Formerly 64th Avenue Apartments)

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Comprehensive Plan Amendment to change the future land use designation of approximately 5 acres from Residential Medium to Residential High; 
  2. Zone Map Amendment (Rezone) to change the zoning designation of approximately 5 acres from Residential-2 and Residential-1-C to Residential-4; 
  3. Minor Subdivision Final Plat to create one lot of approximately 5 acres within the Residential-4 zone district.

PRC2023-00014 Mendoza York Street Subdivision and Rezone

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Zoning map amendment (rezone) to change the zone district designation to Industrial-1 from Agricultural-1 on 7.1 acres; 
  2. Minor subdivision final plat to create four lots on 7.1 acres.

PRC2023-00017 Mendoza East Lake Subdivision & Rezone

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Minor subdivision final plat to create four lots on approximately 12 acres; 
  2. Zoning Map Amendment (rezoning) to Residential-1-C from Agricultural-1 on 11,200 square feet; 
  3. Zoning Map Amendment (rezoning) to Industrial-1 from Agricultural-1 on 3.1 acres; 
  4. Zoning Map Amendment (rezoning) to Residential-1-C from Agricultural-1 on 2.3 acres.

PRC2023-00019 7-Eleven at 6950 Broadway

Case Manager: Nick Eagleson e-mail

  1. Minor Subdivision (Final Plat) to combine two lots and create two lots within the same subdivision on approximately 3.3 acres; 
  2. Zoning map amendment (rezoning) to change the zone district designation of approximately 2.9 acres to Commercial-5 from Industrial-1.

PRC2023-00020 Todd Creek Preliminary Development Plan Amendment and Rezoning

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Major Amendment to the Preliminary Development Plan (PDP) for Todd Creek Planned Unit Development (PUD)
  2. Rezoning to change the zone district designation of 79 acres to Planned Unit Development (PUD) from Agriculture-3 (A-3). Parcel Number: 0157104200001
  3. Rezoning to change the zone district designation of 8 acres to Planned Unit Development (PUD) from Agriculture-1 (A-1). Parcel Number: 0157104000020
  4. Preliminary Plat for Major Subdivision to create approximately 416 lots and 14 tracts
    on approximately 208 acres

PRC2023-00022 Colby Subdivision and Rezone

Case Manager: David Deboskey e-mail

  1. Zoning map amendment (rezone) to change the zone district designation on 4.24 acres to Residential Estate. The site is currently designated Agricultural-1;
  2. Minor subdivision final plat to create two lots on 4.24 acres.

PRC2023-00023 Midtown at Clear Creek, Filing 13

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Preliminary Plat for major subdivision to create 79 lots and 12 tracts within the Midtown at Clear Creek Planned Unit Development;
  2. Final Plat for major subdivision to create 79 lots and 12 tracts within the Midtown at Clear Creek Planned Unit Development;
  3. Final Development Plan to establish 79 townhomes on 6.2 acres and parks and open space on 7.4 acres. Small portions of the site are also designated within the Mineral Conservation Overlay and Natural Resources Conservation Overlay Districts

PRC2023-00024 Brannan Sand & Gravel Conditional Use Permit

Case Manager: Nick Eagleson e-mail

  1. Conditional use permit to allow recycling operations in the Industrial-3 zone district; 
  2. Conditional use permit to allow stockpiles that exceed the height of screen fencing.

PRC2023-00025 1853 Monroe Street Minor Subdivision

Case Manager: Brayan Marin e-mail

  1. Final Plat for minor subdivision to create two lots in the Residential-1-C zone district, and partially within the Natural Resources Conservation Overlay District;
  2. Waiver from Subdivision Design Standards to seek relief from Adams County Arterial Roadway Design Standards. 

PUD2023-00002 VanPelt Planned Unit Development, Amendment No. 2

Case Manager: Brayan Marin e-mail

  1. Major Amendment to the VanPelt Final Development Plan. The proposed amendment is to allow additional uses and designate an area for outdoor storage within Lot 1. The uses and previously approved for Lot 2 are not proposed for change.

PUD2023-00016 Todd Creek Village PUD, Metro District Office Amendment

Case Manager: Nick Eagleson e-mail

  1. Major amendment to the Todd Creek Village Preliminary PUD to include the office location.

RCU2022-00016 VIP Parking Amendment

Case Manager: Lia Campbell e-mail

  1. Major amendment to a Conditional Use Permit to allow a commercial parking lot and special warehousing and storage in the A-3 zone district.

RCU2022-00018 A Better Place Conditional Use Pemit

Case Manager: Brayan Marin e-mail

  1. Conditional use permit to allow a Funeral home/mortuary to include cremation in the Commercial-3 zone district

RCU2022-00040 Prill Rezoning at 12375 Brighton Road

Case Manager: Nick Eagleson e-mail

  1. Zoning map amendment (rezoning) to change the zone district designation from Commercial-5 to Residential-1-C on 0.75 acres.

RCU2023-00001 GCSA Events Conditional Use Permit Amendment

Case Manager: David DeBoskey e-mail

  1. Major Amendment to an approved Conditional Use Permit (RCU2021-00023) to expand the event center use throughout the barn and across 10 acres of the site.

RCU2023-00006 Tail Waggin Dog Boarding

Case Manager: Cody Spaid e-mail

  1. Conditional use permit to allow for a commercial kennel (dog boarding operation) in the Agricultural-3 zone district.

RCU2023-00025 Wiegart

Case Manager: Brayan Marin e-mail

  1. Conditional Use Permit to allow a Transportation Equipment use in the Agricultural-3 Zone District.

RCU2023-00029 JEA Event Center

Case Manager: Nick Eagleson e-mail

  1. Conditional use permit to allow an event center in the AGricultural-3 zone district.

RCU2023-00030 R & Son's Trucking

Case Manager: Brayan Marin e-mail

  1. Conditional use permit to allow the accessory storage or parking of vehicles in excess of 7,000 lbs. in the Agricultural-3 zone district.

RCU2023-00033 Menjivar Delgado Truck Storage

Case Manager: David DeBoskey e-mail

  1. Conditional Use Permit to allow vehicles exceeding 7,000 lbs. to be parked or stored in the Agricultural-1 zone district.

RCU2023-00041 Ramirez-Cavanaugh Hills Large Vehicle Storage

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Conditional use permit to allow the storage of vehicles exceeding 7,000 lbs. on a residentially used property within the Cavanaugh Hills Planned Unit Development

RCU2023-00046 5380 Washington Street Billboard Conversion

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Conditional use permit to allow a 300 square foot static billboard to replace an existing 72 square foot static billboard.

RCU2023-00051 O'Neill Special Trade Contractor

Case Manager: Nick Eagleson e-mail

  1. Conditional Use Permit to allow a Special Trade Contractor use in the Agricultural-3 zone district

RCU2023-00052 O'Neill Landscape Storage Yard Conditional Use Permit

Case Manager: Nick Eagleson e-mail

  1. Conditional Use Permit to allow a landscape storage yard in the Agricultural-3 zone district.

RCU2023-00053 Complete Containers

Case Manager: Brayan Marin e-mail

  1. Conditional Use Permit to allow a heavy retail use (storage container sales and rental) within the Industrial-2 zone district

RCU2023-00054 Ballard Equestrian Therapeutic Riding Center

Case Manager: Cody Spaid e-mail

  1. Conditional use permit to allow a riding academy as an accessory use to a residentially-used property within the Agricultural-1 zone district.

RCU2023-00056 Mustardseed Construction Vehicle Storage 

Case Manager: David DeBoskey e-mail

  1. Conditional use permit to allow the accessory storage of vehicles exceeding 7,000 lbs. on a residentially used property in the Agricultural-3 zone district.

RCU2023-00057 Hillen Recycling Facility 

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Conditional Use Permit for a Recycling facility (metals, wood, brick, and concrete) in the I-2 zone district.

RCU2023-00059 Buckley Parallel RV Storage

Case Manager: David DeBoskey e-mail

  1. Conditional use permit to allow recreational vehicle storage in the Agricultural-3 zone district and the Natural Resources Conservation Overlay District.

RCU2023-00062 Ace Hardware Rezoning on East 58th Avenue

Case Manager: Lia Campbell e-mail

  1. Zoning Map Amendment (rezoning) to change the zone district designation of 401 E 58th Ave to Commercial-5 from Industrial-1.

RCU2023-00063 Colación Food Truck Storage

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Conditional Use Permit to store/park a vehicle exceeding 7,000 lbs (food truck) on a residentially-used property zoned Agricultural-1. The application is strictly for parking and storage and does not allow for the food truck to operate on the property.

RCU2023-00066 Kamerra Industrial Rezoning

Case Manager: Nick Eagleson e-mail

  1.  Zoning map amendment (rezone) to change the zone district designation of approximately 11.1 acres from Agricultural-2 to Industrial-1. 

RCU2023-00067 Lighthouse on Florence

Case Manager: Cody Spaid e-mail

  1. Conditional use permit for a group home exceeding five residents in the Residential Estate zone district. The group home would be an assisted living facility.

RCU2023-00068 Hurley Riding Academy

Case Manager: David DeBoskey e-mail

  1. Conditional use permit for a riding stable/academy to be permitted within the Agricultural-2 zone district as an accessory use to a single-family residential use. 

RCU2023-00069 120th Avenue RV Storage

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Conditional use permit to allow Boat and/or Recreational Vehicle Storage within the Agricultural-3 and Mineral Conservation Overlay zone districts.

RCU2024-00002 Golden Fields Rezoning

Case Manager: Lia Campbell e-mail

  1. Zoning map amendment (rezone) to change the zone district designation of 38 acres to Agricultural-1 from Agricultural-3.

RCU2024-00003 Torres Brighton Vehicle Storage Conditional Use Permit

Case Manager: Brayan Marin e-mail

  1. Conditional Use Permit to allow vehicles exceeding 7,000 lbs. in gross vehicle weight to be stored or parked on a residentially used property in the Residential-1-C zone district.

RCU2024-00007 Granite World of Colorado Rezoning

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Zoning map amendment (rezone) of approximately 0.95 acres from Agricultural-1 to Industrial-1. The site is also affected by the Mineral Conservation Overlay zone district. 

RCU2024-00008 Xcel Kestrel 230 kV Interconnection Project

Case Manager: Nick Eagleson e-mail

  1. Areas and Activities of State Interest Permit to allow Xcel Energy to tap and extend an existing transmission line to extend service. The transmission line extension will be approximately 1.3 miles long, of which a half-mile (approximately) will be located in unincorporated Adams County.

RCU2024-00009 D+K Rezoning on Cavanaugh Road

Case Manager: Lia Campbell e-mail

  1. Zoning map amendment (rezone) to change the zoning designation of two lots totaling approximately 91 acres to Industrial-2 (I-2) from Agricultural-3 (A-3). The site is located within the Airport Influence Zone (AIZ).

 

Oil and Gas Facility Cases (OGF)

OGF2024-00001 Wakeman Pad at Powhaton

Case Manager: Gregory Dean e-mail

  1. Oil and Gas Facility (OGF) Permit to allow 16 wells on 7.8 acres in the Agricultural-3 zone district including the Airport Noise and Airport Height Overlay Districts
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