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.  

SEA Community and Event Center (cases SDP20-002 & PF20-001)

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 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.  
  • SEA Community and Event Center FAQ
  • June 4, 2020 Neighborhood Meeting PowerPoint
  • PF20-001 Final Plat Public Hearing: The Board of County Commissioners approved the Final Plat on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021, creating one additional lot north of the existing Lord of the Hills church.  
  • SDP20-002 Specific Development Plan Public Hearing: On February 16, 2021, the Planning Commission approved the Specific Development Plan, which shows the general site layout. The next step in the process will be staff review and approval of an Administrative Site Plan, which will provide additional design details.   

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.  

Prosper Development

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.