Major Planning Cases
Current Land Development Cases
Arapahoe County's Planning Cases map displays all land development cases actively under review in unincorporated Arapahoe County.
Neighborhood Outreach Code Amendment (case LDC19-003)
Arapahoe County is considering a land development code amendment to require neighborhood outreach for certain types of land development cases. Currently, county staff recommends neighborhood outreach if there is the potential for land use conflicts or concerns from nearby residents. Under the current code, applicants are not obligated to follow staff's advice. The proposed amendments would require outreach with the goal of identifying potential conflicts early in the project, resulting in design improvements and hopefully better outcomes for both applicants and nearby residents. If you have comments or questions, you may send them to Kelsea Dombrovski, the case manager. The links below provide additional information about this proposal.
Moin Madraswala, applicant, on behalf of South East Aurora-Community and Event Center, has submitted applications for a Replat (PF20-001) and Specific Development Plan (SDP20-002) to Arapahoe County. The applicant is proposing a Community and Event Center serving followers of Islam at 21755 E. Smoky Hill Road. The project includes 4.55 acres and is currently zoned Single Family with Church as an approved use (the Arapahoe County Land Development Code defines "church" as a building where patrons regularly assemble for religious worship). The applicant would like to replat the current lot to create one additional lot and build a community and event center for their community in the south east Aurora area. The community and event center would be approximately 21,300 sf with a worship space, gymnasium, lecture halls, kitchen and a library, and access to the center would be for members only. The center would serve followers of Islam with weekly services on Fridays between 11:30am and 1:00pm; 75-100 people would typically attend this service. Additional times the center would be used are Saturdays and Sundays from 5:00pm to 8:00pm for 25-30 people, with occasional meetings of up to 50-75 people. There are two services per year that will attract 100-120 people. Please send questions/comments to Mayraj Peer, the applicant, or Kelsea Dombrovski, the case manager. The links below provide additional information about the proposal and the Arapahoe County process. The SDP will have a public hearing at the Planning Commission and the Replat will have a public hearing at the Board of County Commissioners. More information on how to participate and comment will be posted here when the hearing dates are scheduled.
I-25 and Belleview Proposed Billboard (case SDPZ19-001)
Street Media Group has submitted an application to amend the Planned Unit Development for the McDonald's property at I-25 and Belleview Avenue. The proposed amendment would allow a 60-foot tall, 680 square feet per face, double-faced billboard on the McDonald's site west of the I-25 and Belleview interchange. Both sides of the proposed billboard would be electronic message centers. This proposal will require public hearings at both Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners and we will update this page when those meetings have been scheduled. For more information about the project, please visit our citizen access portal. From there, you can download documents related to the case (click on the "Record Info" tab for a menu of options). If you would like more information or have comments on the proposal, please contact Kat Hammer, the case planner.
Expedition Water Solutions - Saltwater Disposal Facility/Injection Well (case UASI18-001)
Expedition Water Solutions is proposing a saltwater disposal facility to be located on the north side of E Quincy Avenue east of Watkins Road (34501 E Quincy Avenue). The proposed site would include an 8,000 square foot building, a thirty vessel tank battery, a truck unloading area, and a 400' x 400' gravel pad for the proposed injection/disposal well. Saltwater produced from oil and gas operations will be piped or trucked to the facility, where it will be treated and ultimately disposed into the well at a depth of about 10,000 feet. This application will require public hearings at both Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners. This page will be updated when those meetings have been scheduled. If you have comments or questions, you may send them to Diane Kocis, who is managing the case.
Conoco Swan Well Site
The proposed Swan well site is located northwest of the intersection of E 6th Avenue and N Imboden Road, within the future Prosper development. ConocoPhillips is proposing one well and four 500 BBL low-profile tanks, along with other supporting equipment. The Board of County Commissioners approved the application with 16 conditions of approval on August 28, 2018.
ConocoPhillips continues to work toward compliance on the Swan 4-64 6-1 well pad Conditions of Approval adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on August 28, 2018, including: County Engineering Services Division approval of the Northern Emergency Access Road design and inspection and approval of the Southern Emergency Access Road by Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue. Drilling cannot proceed until these Conditions of Approval have been met.
The applicant has submitted an administrative amendment to their approved site, which makes some adjustments to the pad layout and the northern emergency access road. For more information on the proposed amendment you can visit our citizen portal, which includes the applicant's submittal documents. If you have any questions, you may contact Diane Kocis, Arapahoe County Energy Specialist.
- You can view public hearing materials, including the Arapahoe County staff report and supplemental documents using the links below:
- Board of County Commissioners Conditions - The approval motion includes the 16 conditions of approval adopted by the Board
- ConocoPhillips Presentation - This is the PowerPoint Conoco presented at the public hearing
- Board Summary Report - Staff report and recommended conditions of approval
- Swan Application - Application materials, responses to review comments, proposed site layout, and noise study
- Referral Comments - Letters from outside reviewers
- Public Comment - Emails and letters received regarding this project; updated August 20, 2018
- Attachments to Public Comment Emails - Attachments not included in "Public Comment" above
- Watkins Farm HOA Comments - Comments from the Watkins Farm HOA, received August 27, 2018
- Additional Emails - emails received after the August 20, 2018 update
- Swan Well Questions and Responses - This document compiles responses to community questions we received at the April 4, 2018 open house and after the open house.
Arapahoe County is currently reviewing a number of cases related to the Prosper development located south of Interstate 70 and N Watkins Road. These cases will eventually have public hearings and we will post the dates as soon as we know them.
The County approved the initial zoning - the Prosper Preliminary Development Plan (PDP) - in early 2015. When fully developed, the Prosper development will cover 5,130 acres (8 square miles) and will include up to 9,000 housing units and 8 million square feet of commercial/office/industrial uses. If you'd like to review the entire Prosper PDP you can download the very large PDP (180 MB) here. You may also download the much smaller Prosper land use plan for an overview of the project.
Initial phases of the Prosper development will rely on Denver Basin aquifer ground water. However, the development will eventually use a combination of renewable surface water, reclaimed wastewater, and lawn irrigation return flow. Per the Prosper water supply plan (70 MB file), when fully developed, 73% of the water in Prosper will be from those renewable sources.
Prosper Preliminary Plat and Final Development Plan - This is the first phase of the project, located east of N Watkins Road. The Final Development Plan includes 977 single-family homes on 754 acres of land. The Final Development Plan includes proposed landscaping and design standards for the potential homes. The preliminary plat shows more detail on the lot layouts. The applicant's letter of intent offers a general overview of the project. The Board of County Commissioners approved both of these items on August 15, 2017.