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.
Arcadia - The Potter's House Rezoning
Cases GDP21-002 and SDP21-004
Norris Design, on be half of DHI Communities, the applicant, submitted a General Development Plan (GDP21-002) and Specific Development Plan (SDP21-004) to rezone the Potter's House church site located at 9495 E Florida Avenue. The applicant is proposing residential development on the 32.2-acre site with 345 apartment units, 168 paired homes, a five-acre public park, and a wireless communications facility to replace the existing building-mounted cellular antennas. For more information, including application documents, you can click the project number links above. Please send questions to the applicant Kyle Henderson or to Arapahoe County case manager Molly Orkild-Larson. Both cases require public hearings.
The public hearing for the General Development Plan was held by the Planning Commission on March 15, 2022. The commission recommended approval of the General Development Plan by a 5-2 vote. The Board of County Commissioners public hearing for the General Development Plan was held May 24, 2022. Commissioners approved the General Development Plan by a 4-0 vote. The Planning Commission approved the Specific Development Plan on Aug. 2, 2022. Planning staff is now reviewing an administrative site plan ASP22-03.
I-25 and Belleview Proposed Billboard
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 Customer 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.
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.
Solar - Revised Administrative Solar Regulations for Small Solar Systems
Changes to regulations for small solar systems – also known as solar gardens – within the County’s Land Development Code is being proposed for unincorporated Arapahoe County.
The proposed draft rules will go through public hearings before the Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). The BOCC public hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 25 in the East Hearing Room at the Administration Building, 5334 Prince St., Littleton. If you cannot attend the hearing in person, you can participate by calling 855-436-3656. Press *3 on the telephone keypad to be entered into the speaking queue. The Planning Commission approved the draft regulations by a 6-0 vote following a public hearing on Sept. 6, 2022.
The new administrative solar rules will bring the County into alignment with state regulations and apply to small solar systems that are up to five megawatts in capacity. In 2019, the state increased the capacity of small solar gardens to five megawatts. The County is also proposing to provide more protections for wildlife, additional setback rules, and more safety requirements.
These solar proposals will be reviewed through an administrative process and do not require public hearings before the Planning Commission or BOCC. Larger solar projects would be processed through a Use by Special Review application with 1041 requirements, as well as hearings with the Planning Commission and BOCC. Comments can be sent to County Case Manager Diane Kocis.