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.

PRA2021-00001 Trailer World Variance

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. A variance request requiring that heavy retail and service industry uses front along a collector or arterial road.
  2. Variance to allow lot in I-1 zone district that does not meet minimum lot size.

PRA2022-00001 Nieros Project Variances

Case Manager: Cody Spaid e-mail

  1. Variance request from the side corner/front setback for an accessory structure in the A-1 zone district to allow for a 20- foot side corner setback along Elmira where at least 10’ to the rear of the front structure line of the principal dwelling, or 100’ from the front property line, whichever is less, is required.
  2. Variance request from the side corner/front setback for an accessory structure in the A-1 zone district to allow for a 57- foot side corner setback along E. 157th Pl. where at least 10’ to the rear of the front structure line of the principal dwelling, or 100’ from the front property line, whichever is less, is required.
  3. Variance request from the maximum structure coverage requirements in the A-1 zone district to allow for 14.9% lot coverage where 12.5% is the maximum lot coverage allowed for lots serviced by public water and sewer

PRA2022-00002 821 73rd Ave Enterprise Rental Car Variance

Case Manager: David Deboskey e-mail

  1. Variance to allow a commercial vehicle rental use to operate with direct access on a local road. 
  2. Variance to allow the car storage area of a commercial vehicle rental use to be within the property line and road right-of-way setbacks.

PRA2022-00003 Britt - Variance - 2 requests

Case Manager: Brayan Marin e-mail

  1. Variance for relief of 12.5 Feet of side setback along a collector road
  2. Variance to allow a 12 Feet of rear setback
  3. Variance for 9 feet height for a proposed garage with an ADU on the second floor.

VSP2021-00010 Denver Joint Electrical Setback Variance

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Variance request to allow for a 9-foot front setback in the I-1 zone district, where a 25-foot front setback is required. The request would allow for the property owner to place a solar carport 9-
    feet from the southern property line.

VSP2022-00002 Commerce Place Inc.

Case Manager: Ella Gleason e-mail

  1. Special Use Permit to operate a construction trailer and store heavy equipment onsite.

VSP2022-00008 Ascent Drive Resort Variance

Case Manager: Nick Eagleson e-mail

  1. Variance to operate a Racing Facility within one mile of a residentially zoned or used property.

VSP2022-00014 5299 Newton St Side-Corner Variance

Case Manager: Cody Spaid e-mail

  1. Variance request from the side corner/front setback for a principal structure in the R-2 zone district to allow for a 17-foot side corner setback along West 53rd Ave, where a 20-foot setback is required.

VSP2022-00015 Cavanna Carport Variance

Case Manager: Lia Campbell e-mail

  1. A variance to allow a side setback reduction for a carport in the R-1-C zone. The required side setback in this zone is 5'. The applicant is requesting a 3' setback for the support posts of the carport and a 1' setback for the roof eaves.

VSP2022-00020 Lopez Pigeon Keeping

Case Manager: Lia Campbell e-mail

  1. Special use permit to allow for the keeping of 250 pigeons in the Residential-1-C zone district.

VSP2022-00022 McCoy Kearney Variance

Case Manager: David Deboskey e-mail

  1. Variance to allow a primary structure to be located 13 feet from the side property line where a minimum of 20 feet is required in the Residential-3 zone district.

VSP2022-00023 Gerding Ivanhoe Variance

Case Manager: Ella Gleason e-mail

  1. Variance to allow an accessory structure to be located 57 feet from a side corner setback where a minimum side corner setback of 108 feet is required in 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.

EXG2022-00002 Stagecoach Inert Fill Certificate of Designation

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Inert Fill Certificate of Designation to allow for 2.5 million cubic yards of inert fill materials to be placed in the previously mined sand and gravel pit. The request would raise the grade to an elevation that would match the surrounding properties.

PLN2021-00010 Sign Code Text Amendments

Case Manager:  Nick Eagleson e-mail

      1.  Sign Code Text Amendments

PLN2022-00003 Thornton Water Project

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the City of Thornton and Adams County for the Thornton Water Project

PLN2022-00007 Advancing Adams - Comprehensive Plan

Case Manager:  Jen Rutter e-mail

      1.  Adams County Comprehensive Plan Update

PLN2022-00007 Advancing Adams - Comprehensive Plan

Case Manager: Karl Onsager e-mail

  1. Adams County Comprehensive Plan Update

PLN2022-00010 Metro Water Recovery Project

Case Manager: Nick Eagleson e-mail

      1.  Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between Metro Water Recovery and Adams County for Metro's Electrical Transmission Service Substation Project.

PLN2022-00012 Pivot Denver Metropolitan District Service Plan Amendment

Case Manager:  Nick Eagleson e-mail

  1. A Major Amendment to the Pivot Denver Metropolitan District Service Plan.

PLN2022-00014 Development Standards: Adams County Health Department Text Amendments

Case Manager: Karl Onsager e-mail

  1. Text amendments to the Adams County Development Standards and Regulations to change references of the "Tri-County Health Department" to "Adams County Health Department".

PLT2020-00028 Villalobos Minor Subdivision

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Final plat for minor subdivision to create three residential lots on approximately one acre of land in the Residential-1-C zone district

PLT2021-00002 North Metro

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Minor subdivision final plat to create one lot on approximately 8 acres.

PLT2021-00012 Lefor Subdivision Preliminary Plat

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Preliminary plan for major subdivision to create 3 lots on 64 acres.

PLT2021-00019 Xmore Acres

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Minor subdivision to create 1 lot

PLT2021-00030 Baseline Lakes, Filing 2 Final Plat

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

      1.  Major Subdivision Final Plat to create 33 single family lots and 11 tracts on approximately 71 acres

PLT2021-00035 Holly View Estates

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

      1.  Minor Subdivision Final Plat to create one lot on approximately 17 acres

PLT2021-00036 3075 W. 53rd Minor Subdivision

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Major Subdivision Preliminary Plat to create 8 lots from the existing 3 parcels.

PLT2021-00038 JV Properties Subdivision

Case Manager: Nick Eagleson e-mail

      1.  Minor Subdivision Final Plat to create 1 lot

PLT2021-00041 Wolf Creek Run West, Filing 2A Final Plat

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

      1.  Final Plat for Major Subdivision to create 163 lots.

PLT2021-00047 Alternative Auto Solutions Subdivision

Case Manager: Nick Eagleson e-mail

      1.  Minor Subdivision (Final Plat) to legally subdivide one lot on approximately 2.5 acres.

PLT2022-00010 Berkeley Hills Filing No. 2 - Final Plat

Case Manager: Nick Eagleson e-mail

  1. Final plat for major subdivision to create six lots;
  2. Subdivision Improvement Agreement to address public improvements

PLT2022-00016 Birch Leaf

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Major Subdivision Preliminary Plat to create ten residential lots and one nonresidential tract.

PLT2022-00017 Joseph Minor Subdivision 

Case Manager: Libby Tart e-mail

  1. A request for a Minor Subdivision to subdivide one lot of 0.818 acres into two lots – Lot 1 0.38 acres, and Lot 2 0.44 acres to meet the R-1-C (single-family residential) zone district requirements.

PLT2022-00021 Gutierrez Minor Subdivision

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Minor Subdivision to create two lots

PLT2022-00023 A Better Place Minor Subdivision

Case Manager:  Ella Gleason e-mail

  1. A Minor Subdivision to correct an illegal subdivision on an existing lot.

PLT2022-00026 Berkeley Villas Final Plat

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Major Subdivision Final Plat to create 82 lots and 8 non-residential tracks on 4.6 acres.

PLT2022-00028 Spagnuolo Minor Subdivision

Case Manager: Ella Gleason e-mail

  1. Minor Subdivision Final Plat to create 2 lots on 5 acres.

PLT2022-00035 8040 Ivy Street Subdivision

Case Manager: David Deboskey e-mail

  1. Minor subdivision to create two lots in the Residential-1-C zone district.

PLT2022-00039 Hardin Subdivision Preliminary Plat

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Major Subdivision Preliminary Plat to create 34 lots and 3 tracts in the Residential-2 zone district.

PRC2019-00010 Trailer World

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Rezoning of 4.3 acres from Agricultural-1 (A-1) to industrial-1 (I-1);
  2. Minor subdivision final plat for 4.3 acres to reconfigure 5 existing lots into two new lots. 

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.

PRC2020-00008 Midtown at Clear Creek, Filing 12

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Final Development Plan for 107 townhomes and a 20-acre park for the Midtown at Clear Creek Planned Unit Development;
  2. Major Subdivision (Preliminary/ Final Plat) for 107 residential lots and 12 non-residential tracts for Midtown at Clear Creek, Filing 12.
  3. Subdivision Improvement Agreement

PRC2021-00005 Sherrelwood Village

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Preliminary plat for major subdivision to create approximately 47 lots on 3.3 acres;
  2. Major amendment to the Final Development Plan for Sherrelwood Village;
  3. Waiver from subdivision design standards to exceed lot depth to width ratio

PRC2021-00006 - Ascent Drive Resort

Case Manager: Nick Eagleson e-mail

  1. Conditional Use Permit for a Racing Facility in the Agricultural-3 (A-3) Zone District;
  2. Right-of-Way Vacation for a portion of 96th Avenue

PRC2021-00007 - 8121 Quebec

Case Manager: Cody Spaid e-mail

  1. Rezone from Agricultural-1 (A-1) to Industrial-1 (I-1)
  2. Conditional Use Permit for outdoor storage, in excess of 100% of the building area.

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.

PRC2022-00002 Clear Creek Transit Village

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. A request for a Preliminary Plat for 21.09 acres with the removal of a portion of Creekside Avenue and Green Court streets.
  2. A request for a waiver from subdivision design standards to allow lots served by private streets. 

PRC2022-00003 Lowell Crossings

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Rezone from Residential-1-C (R-1-C) to Residential-4 (R-4)
  2. Minor Subdivision Final Plat to combine the existing 4 parcels into 1 lot

PRC2022-00004 Grasslands at Comanche, Filing 5

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Major Subdivision Preliminary Plat to create 19 residential lots within the Grasslands at Comanche Planned Unit Development.
  2. Waiver from the Subdivision Design Standards to allow lots that have a lot to depth ratio greater than 3:1.

PRC2022-00005 Grasslands at Comanche, Filing 6

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Major Subdivision Preliminary Plat to create 15 residential lots within the Grasslands at Comanche Planned Unit Development.
  2. Waiver from the Subdivision Design Standards to allow lots that have a lot to depth ratio greater than 3:1.

PRC2022-00006 Corepark Denver Distribution Center

Case Manager: Nick Eagleson e-mail

  1. Request to rezone approx.13.9 acres from Agricultural-1 (A-1) to Industrial-1 (I-1);
  2. Comprehensive Plan Amendment to change the future land use on two parcels from Mixed-Use Neighborhood to Mixed-Use Employment.

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.

PRC2022-00011 Obdulio Point North

Case Manager: David Deboskey e-mail

  1. Comprehensive Plan Amendment to change the future land use designation on 40 acres from Agriculture - Large Scale (AL)  to Agriculture - Small Scale (AS);
  2. Rezone of 40 acres from Agricultural-3 (A-3) to Agricultural-1 (A-1).

PRC2022-00012 Obdulio Point South

Case Manager: David Deboskey e-mail

  1. Comprehensive Plan Amendment to change the future land use designation on 40 acres from Agriculture - Large Scale (AL)  to Agriculture - Small Scale (AS);
  2. Rezone of 40 acres from Agricultural-3 (A-3) to Agricultural-1 (A-1).

PRC2022-00013 Cosimi Farms

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Rezoning of 25.6 acres from Agricultural-1 (A-1) to Planned Unit Development (PUD);
  2. Preliminary Development Plan to create 222 residential dwelling units;
  3. Preliminary Plat to create approximately 223 lots and 25 tracts;
  4. Vacation of existing right-of-way for portions of East 79th Avenue, Cline Street, and unconstructed roadways.

PRC2022-00014 Clear Creek Valley Final Plat & Final Development Plan

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Final Development Plan to establish the Clear Creek Valley Planned Unit Development, which will consist of 120 duplexes on approximately 6.8 acres;
  2. Major subdivision preliminary plat to create 120 lots and 6 tracts on approximately 6.8 acres.

PRC2022-00015 5990 Washington - Twenty Lakes Holdings Redevelopment

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Zoning Map Amendment (Rezone) to change the zoning designation on approximately 7.5 acres from Industrial-2 to Industrial-3 and;
  2. Major Subdivision Preliminary Plat to create two lots from the existing 26.6 acres. Lot 1 is proposed to be 20.6 acres and Lot 2 is proposed to be roughly 5.8 acres.

PRC2022-00016 53rd and Tennyson Row

Case Manager: Brayan Marin e-mail

  1. Major Subdivision Preliminary Plat to create 12 lots and 2 tracts on 1.9 acres in the R-2 Zone District;
  2. Waiver from Subdivision Design Standards to waive road improvements on 53rd Avenue and Tennyson Street.

PRC2022-00018 Neitenbach (formerly PLT2022-00004)

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Minor Subdivision Final Plat to create three lots.

PUD2022-00006 Quantum Business Center Filing 2 PUD Granite World Amendment No. 1

Case Manager: Ella Gleason e-mail

  1. A minor amendment to allow for temporary outdoor storage where it is not a permitted use.

PUD2022-00014 Mountain States Toyota - Minor PUD Amendment

Case Manager: Cody Spaid e-mail

  1. Minor amendment to the final development plan for the Mountain States Toyota Planned Unit Development.

RCU2020-00003 Oum Place of Worship CUP

Case Manager: Layla Bajelan e-mail

  1. Request for a Conditional Use Permit to allow Cambodian Buddhist of Colorado to use a residence as a place of worship and to be used as living quarters.

RCU2020-00029 Perez-Morales Vehicle Storage Conditional Use Permit

Case Manager: Ella Gleason e-mail

  1. Conditional Use Permit to park and store large vehicles in excess of 7,000 pounds gross vehicle weight in an agricultural zone district.

RCU2020-00037 RK Steel Storage Yard

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Conditional Use Permit for outdoor storage exceeding 80% of the lot area in the Industrial-3 zone district

RCU2021-00023 GCSA Event Center

Case Manager: David Deboskey e-mail

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

RCU2021-00029 Hernandez Vehicle Storage

Case Manager:  Ella Gleason  e-mail

        1. Conditional Use Permit to park and store large vehicles in excess of
             7,000 pounds gross vehicle weight in an agricultural zone district

 

RCU2021-00037 4147 W 64th Avenue Rezoning (Highland Development)

Case Manager:  David Deboskey  e-mail

  1. Rezone 5 acres from R-1-A to R-2

RCU2022-00002 5280 Beach Volleyball

Case Manager:  Cody Spaid  e-mail

  1. Conditional Use Permit for an outdoor commercial recreation use in the Agricultural-1 zone district; more specifically an outdoor sand volleyball sports facility on 7.25 acres

RCU2022-00003 High Plains Disposal

Case Manager:  Greg Barnes  e-mail

  1. Conditional use permit to allow recycling facilities in the Industrial-3 (I-3) zone district.

RCU2022-00004 Mile High Outdoor Billboard Conversion (8200 Dahlia)

Case Manager:  David Deboskey  e-mail

  1. Major amendment to a conditional use permit to allow the conversion to a two-sided digital sign

RCU2022-00006 6820 Best Box Self-Storage

Case Manager:  Cody Spaid  e-mail

  1. Conditional Use Permit to allow an indoor storage facility in a Commercial-5 zone

RCU2022-00009 McKim Devonshire Rezone

Case Manager:  David Deboskey  e-mail

  1. Rezone 1.27 acres from Residential-1-C to Residential-3.

RCU2022-00011 5280 Waste Solutions Outdoor Storage

Case Manager: Brayan Marin e-mail

  1. Conditional Use for Outside Storage more than 80% of the lot in an Industrial-3 zone.

RCU2022-00012 Martinez Trucking Conditional Use Permit

Case Manager:  Ella Gleason  e-mail

  1. Conditional Use Permit to operate a trucking business in the A-3 zone district.

RCU2022-00013 64th Ave Truck Parking Conditional Use Permit

Case Manager:  David Deboskey  e-mail

  1. Conditional Use Permit to allow for Semi-Truck parking in the R-2 zone district.

RCU2022-00014 Driscoll Car Rental

Case Manager:  Lia Campbell  e-mail

  1. Conditional Use Permit to allow a peer-to-peer car share/rental company in the A-3 zone district

RCU2022-00015 Gutierrez Rezone

Case Manager: Greg Barnes e-mail

  1. Rezone request from the Agriculture-3 (A-3) zone to the Agriculture-1 (A-1) zone

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.

RCU2022-00022 Greatrock North Concentrate Pond

Case Manager: Nick Eagleson e-mail

  1. Request for a Conditional Use Permit to construct an evaporative concentrate pond to support the districts water treatment plant.

RCU2022-00025 APS Management Group Special Warehousing

Case Manager: Lia Campbell e-mail

  1. A Conditional Use Permit to utilize 3 acres of a 56 acre property in the A-3 zone for special warehousing and storage.

RCU2022-00026 Strasburg Fire Protection Crew Quarters CUP Minor Amendment

Case Manager: David Deboskey e-mail

Minor Amendment to the Strasburg Fire Protection Crew Quarters CUP (RCU2019-00046) to allow for the crew quarters building to be a metal building instead of a modular building.

RCU2022-00033 Watkins Compressor Station Conditional Use Permit

Case Manager: Nick Eagleson e-mail

  1. Conditional use permit to allow a compressor station in the Agricultural-3 (A-3) zone district.

RCU2022-00034 Merritt Trailers Rezoning

Case Manager: Nick Eagleson e-mail

  1. Zoning map amendment (rezone) of approximately 7.3 acres from Agricultural-1 to Industrial-2.

RCU2022-00035 Strasburg Plaza Rezoning

Case Manager: Ella Gleason e-mail

  1. Zoning map amendment (rezone) to change the zone district designation from Residential-1-C to Commercial-5 on 0.57 acres.

RCU2022-00036 Human Bean Coffee Rezoning

Case Manager: Cody Spaid e-mail

  1. Zoning map amendment (rezone) to change the zoning designation from Agricultural-1 to Commercial-3 on 0.64 acres.

VAC2022-00002 B&B Umatilla Roadway Vacation

Case Manager: Cody Spaid e-mail

  1. Roadway vacation to vacate a portion of Umatilla Street.

VAC2022-00004 Mustang Acres Ray Roadway Vacation

Case Manager: David Deboskey  e-mail

  1. Request to vacate 50 ft. of roadway on Osage Street and 30 ft. of roadway on Pecos Street.

VAC2022-00009 The Adam Wagner Subdivision, Alley ROW Vacation

Case Manager: Ella Gleason e-mail

  1. Roadway Vacation of a 15' wide alley located within The Adam Wagner Subdivision.

 

Oil and Gas Administrative Use by Special Review (AUSR)

USR2019-00002: Extraction - Warbler

  1. Proposal to construct 22 oil and gas wells with associated production facility on single well pad