The Community Development Department is currently working on updates to development standards for the City of Wheat Ridge's residential zone districts. Of particular interest currently are bulk plane regulations. Staff began analyzing development standards internally during the Spring of 2016. Due to increasing neighborhood concerns over new single-family infill projects in East Wheat Ridge, the Community Development Department brought forward comparative research on development standards to both City Council and Planning Commission Study Sessions during the early summer of 2016.
City Council directed staff to draft an emergency ordinance which implements a 45 degree bulk plane beginning at 15 feet above the property line for properties zoned Residential-One C. This ordinance was approved by City Council on August 22, 2016 and will be in effect for 90 days, expiring November 21, 2016 (Ordinance 1602).
In the meantime, Staff is continuing to research and analyze changes to development standards, and is drafting an ordinance to update the residential zone district development standards. Several public meetings will be held as part of the code amendment process, and these dates are provided below:
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