The Streets at SouthGlenn Public Comment

Welcome!

The owners of The Streets at SouthGlenn have submitted the final version of plans to the City to allow for redevelopment at the site- specifically at the farthest north and south areas (the vacant Sears and eventually the Macy’s site). Currently, there are 214 residential units and the plan allows for 350. The developer is requesting it to go from 350 to 1,125 units.

On November 10, 2021 the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended City Council approval of the proposed MDP amendments by a vote of 7-0.

Thank you to those that have provided written comments about the submitted proposal. Those comments will be shared with City Council as part of the public record prior to the public hearing scheduled for December 6 and 7. 

A regular meeting for a City Council Public Hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. on December 6, 2021. A special meeting for a City Council Public Hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. on December 7, 2021. You may also attend the City Council Public Hearing to share comments in person or email us at southglenn@centennialco.gov. You can also listen to the meeting online.

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Criteria to be considered

The decision making bodies (Planning and Zoning Commission and ultimately City Council) will base their decisions on the following criteria.

  1. The amendment is consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Plan (Centennial NEXT);
  2. The amendment is consistent with the intent of the overall design and mixed-use concept of the Master Development Plan(PDF, 13MB);
  3. The amendment will provide public benefits to the project and the City as a whole;
  4. The amendment is to not present the likelihood of the project not meeting the requirements of the Master Development Agreement(PDF, 564KB) or any financial obligations concerning the project; and
  5. The amendment is compatible with or will not materially and adversely affect existing development on adjacent properties, or measures will be taken to substantially buffer or otherwise substantially mitigate any incompatibility or adverse impacts. 

The project’s Letter of Intent notes the proposed changes, which are highlighted below.

Park

Require a minimum 25,000 square foot public open space within the South Redevelopment Area (the “Sears Parcel”) to be provided prior to final occupancy of the first residential building.

Residential Dwelling Units

Increase the allowed number of residential units from 350 units to a total of 1,125 units.
- Currently, there are 214 residential units within The Portola at SouthGlenn apartment building.

Modify the permitted height on the Sears parcel and the Macy’s parcel from 50 ft. to 75 ft.
- The current allowable building heights within The Streets at SouthGlenn vary across the site. No building is allowed to exceed 100 ft. For context, the current tallest building is the office building north of the existing Sears building at 85 ft.

Provide an open space area along the north side of E. Easter Ave. to serve residential development at the Sears Parcel.
-The Developer would be required to provide a minimum of 25,000 square feet of contiguous public open space, green space, passive recreation, or common public space to serve residential development at the Sears Parcel.

Retail

Decrease the required amount of retail from 909,815 sq. ft. to 621,000 sq. ft.
- Currently, there is 948,853 sq. ft. of leasable retail area, including the Sears and Macy’s buildings, which are approximately 307,000 sq. ft. combined.

Setbacks

Increase the minimum required building setbacks within the South Redevelopment Area (the “Sears Parcel”) along S. Race St. and E. Easter Ave.

Signage

Update the SouthGlenn Sign Criteria to ensure that sign criteria are assigned to future redevelopment of the Sears and Macy’s parcel.
- Currently, the SouthGlenn Sign Criteria does not identify how to apply sign standards to any redevelopment proposals for the Sears and Macy’s parcels.

Technical Clean-up

The Master Development Plan (MDP) Amendment incorporates other minor amended items within the documents that support the above amended items.
- Technical clean-up allows for the amendments to be incorporated into the existing document without creating confusion.

Zoning

- Rezone the 1.3 acre parcel at the northeast corner of E. Easter Ave. and S. Race St. to the MDP (2001 E. Easter Ave.)

View documents for the City Council meetings (December 6 & 7):


View previously submitted documents:

View documents for Planning & Zoning Commission public hearing (November 9 & 10):

Written public comments, after a formal application is submitted, become part of the permanent public record and are attached to the report submitted to the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council prior to them making a recommendation or decision about the project. City Staff and decision makers will take all comments received into account and work in good faith with the owner-developers to reasonably mitigate anticipated impacts associated with the redevelopment. Legally, the decision of whether to approve or deny the requested amendments must be based upon the five criteria listed above.

As part of the development review process, the City notifies public service providers (water, electric, fire, school district, etc.), HOAs (usually within one-half to one mile of the proposed development), and interested members of the public of a development proposal, including those that have signed up to receive SouthGlenn project updates. Notification occurs via e-mail and includes a copy of the development proposal and instructions on how to provide comments. Public service providers/HOAs/members of the public that receive the development proposal have 21 days to offer comments.

Once a public service provider/HOA/members of the public provides comments to the City, the City reviews the comments received and forwards all comments on the development proposal received to the developer for their review. The developer is then required to confirm they reviewed the comments received, and provide responses to those comments. In many cases, the developer will follow up with the public service provider directly, and will send responses regarding feedback from HOAs/members of the public to the City in a combined fashion. The comments received from public service providers, HOAs, and members of the public, and the developers responses to those comments become part of the official record. Additionally, all comments received are shared with the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council prior to them making a decision on the proposal.