UMCH Development Update

October 15, 2021 Update

The Architectural Review Board and Municipal Planning Commission (ARB/MPC) voted to deny the Lifestyle Communities development applications for the former United Methodist Children's Home (UMCH) property at the October 14, 2021 meeting. 

The next step in the process is for City Council to consider the proposal and hold a final vote on the ARB/MPC recommendation. No date has been determined for when the issue will appear on the City Council agenda. 

See the table below for details on current zoning for the property. 

UMCH Aerial 2018 with subdivide

September 2021 Update

The City has received an updated development proposal from Lifestyle Communities for the former United Methodist Children's Home property. The original submission, which includes a mix of uses, was discussed at the January 2021 ARB/MPC meeting.

February 2021 Update

The Architectural Review Board approved demolition applications at its February 11, 2021 meeting allowing the property owner to demolish and remove existing structures on the site. The approval includes a restoration plan and schedule requiring the site to be restored and seeded within the approved timeline after the demolition. 

The demolition approval does not give the applicant any additional rights as it pertains to their current development application before the City.  The demolition will restore and prep the site for any ranges of uses that might occur from park space to a mix of uses in the future.

February 11, 2021 ARB/MPC agenda packet

January 2021 Update

The proposal was discussed at the January 14, 2021 ARB/MPC meeting. No vote was taken. The applicant requested their proposal be tabled for discussion at a future meeting. 

Additional Informational Materials:

See what to expect next in the process under the "How can I learn more about this proposal?” links below.

How can I learn more about this proposal?

The development application includes a request to rezone the property into a planned unit development (PUD.) Rezoning applications go through a review process that includes City staff, the Municipal Planning Commission, and finally the City Council. 

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How can I share feedback?

There will be opportunities for people to share feedback throughout the public process, including at all public meetings and forums. 

People can also submit comments by email here.  Submitted comments will be shared online and with the appropriate City staff and review body. 

What are people saying? 

The City is encouraging the public to learn more and provide feedback on the project proposal. Read more about what your neighbors are saying. All comments received by email or mail will be shared here.

What does the Current Zoning allow for this property?

*Proposals that meet the current zoning requirements are still subject to review and approval by the Architectural Review Board.

S-1 (majority of the property)

S-1 or Special allows for a variety of public and semi-public uses.  Examples include parks, recreational facilities, government buildings, service buildings for the storage and maintenance of equipment and material, schools, colleges, hospitals, churches or other religious uses and daycare centers.  Additionally, Municipal Planning Commission can grant approval through the conditional use process for a public service facility, cemetery and/or caretaker’s residence.

C-3 (about 9.2 acres along High Street)

C-3 is Institutions and Offices and allows for administrative and business office; medical/dental office or clinic; business services; religious, charitable or philanthropic institutions, and the public and semi-public uses listed above. Additionally, Municipal Planning Commission can grant approval through the conditional use process for such uses as laboratories, nursing homes, banks, mortuaries, animal hospital or veterinary care center, child daycare or nursery school and public service facilities.

C-2 (about 0.6 acres near High Street)

C-2 is Community Shopping Center and allows for retail stores, administrative and business offices, medical and dental offices, personal services, essential services, entertainment facilities, restaurants, and public uses such as parks, recreational facilities, government buildings, service buildings for the storage and maintenance of equipment and material, and schools.  Additionally, Municipal Planning Commission can grant approval through the conditional use process for such uses as lawn and garden centers, public service facilities, bakeries, dog and cat day care, and animal hospital or veterinary care center.

R-10 (about 0.5 acres along Larrimer)

R-10 is Low Density Residence and allows for single-family dwellings, public uses such as parks, recreational facilities, government buildings, service buildings for the storage and maintenance of equipment and material, and schools.  Additionally, Municipal Planning Commission can grant approval through the conditional use process for a public service facility, plant production, child daycare, colleges, hospitals, churches and/or other religious uses.  

The full list of permitted and conditional uses for all zoning categories is available in Chapter 1147 of the Codified Ordinances.