Proposed Rezoning 73, 75, and 87 N. Lincoln Street

March 14th, 2021

Re: Proposed Rezoning 73, 75, and 87 N. Lincoln Street; G-MU-5 to G-MS-5

Dear L/BCRNO Members and Residents,

As a Registered Neighborhood Organization (RNO), we are able to provide the City and County of Denver with a position statement that supports, or does not support, rezoning efforts within our neighborhood. The city and county may approve or deny a developer’s zoning request, regardless of the position taken by local RNOs. With this, and the inevitability of some commercial development on Lincoln Street, L/BCRNO will approach rezone efforts in a way that meets the need and desire of residents, along with realistic expectations.

For the future development of the properties at 73, 75, 87, and 95 N. Lincoln Street, the owner and developer has submitted a proposal with the City and County of Denver to rezone the lots at 73, 75, and 87 N. Lincoln Street from G-MU-5 (residential only zoning) to G-MS-5 (zoning for a mixed use of residential, retail and commercial buildings). The 95 N Lincoln lot, is already zoned as G-MS-5, the current location of the closed business of Spur Coffee. The rezone of the lots, if approved, will allow the developer to build a five story building, with the ground floor designated for retail, floor two designated for either office space or residential, and floors three to five designated for residential. The developer’s plan includes two stories of underground parking. 

The zoning committee provides the attached documentation (you can view and download here) for your insight and to obtain any feedback from our members. 

  1. L-BCRNO Position Statement: Rezoning 73, 75, and 87 N. Lincoln Street
    1. L/BCRNO’s drafted position statement for member consideration and feedback.
  2. Fictional Overall Site Plan For Discussion Purposes
    1. L/BCRNO’s example of the lot layout provided to the developer for consideration.
  3. Fictional Rendering Of How The Building Could Tie Into The Neighborhood
    1. L/BCRNO’s design example provided to the developer for consideration.
  4. Rezone Application Timeline
    1. City rezone application timeline. The developer is currently in the Pre-Application and Public Outreach stage. 

The zoning committee would like to receive your feedback on the proposed position statement, prior to a member vote. Please submit any feedback or questions by April 20 to zoning.lbcrno@gmail.com.

Sincerely,

Steven Freeman

Zoning Committee Chair

L/BCRNO