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File #: CPC CU 19-00102    Version: Name:
Type: Planning Case Status: Passed
File created: 9/25/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/12/2019 Final action: 11/12/2019
Title: A Form-Based Zone Conditional Use Development Plan for the Downtown Stadium project on 4.9 acres of FBZ-CEN (Form-Based Zone - Central Sector) zoned land located at 520 Sahwatch Street. (QUASI-JUDICIAL) Related File: CPC V 19-00103 Presenter: Peter Wysocki, Director, Planning and Community Development Department Ryan Tefertiller, Manager, Urban Planning Division
Indexes: City for Champions, Stadium
Attachments: 1. Downtown Stadium DRB Staff Report, 2. Figure 1 - Downtown Stadium CU DP, 3. Figure 2 - Downtown Stadium_Project Statement, 4. Figure 3 - Stakeholder Input, 5. Figure 4 - 2005 Site Aerial Photo, 6. Figure 5 - Downtown Stadium Parking Traffic Study, 7. Figure 6 - Downtown Stadium vacation plat, 8. DRB_Minutes_Stadium_draft, 9. 7.5.704 Conditional Use Review
Related files: CPC V 19-00103

Title
A Form-Based Zone Conditional Use Development Plan for the Downtown Stadium project on 4.9 acres of FBZ-CEN (Form-Based Zone - Central Sector) zoned land located at 520 Sahwatch Street.

(QUASI-JUDICIAL)

Related File: CPC V 19-00103

Presenter:
Peter Wysocki, Director, Planning and Community Development Department
Ryan Tefertiller, Manager, Urban Planning Division

Body
Summary:
Owner: City Gate Stadium LLC
Consultant: NES, Inc.
Location: South of W. Cimarron St. between S. Sierra Madre St. and Sahwatch St.

The applications under consideration are a Form-Based Zone Conditional Use Development Plan and Right-of-Way Vacation application. Both have been submitted to allow development of a roughly 8,000 seat athletic stadium and supporting project elements on the roughly 4.9 acre vacant, FBZ-CEN (Form-Based Zone - Central Sector) zoned site.

Background:
A relatively brief summary of the project's history, details, code standards, and criteria are provided within this memo; a more detailed description can be found within the Downtown Review Board Staff Report.

The subject property is found on the southwestern edge of Downtown south and east of the Cimarron and I-25 gateway area. The property was previously utilized as a foundry and similar industrial uses associated with the Metso Minerals Company. The site was cleared for redevelopment in 2006 and has remained vacant since. In 2007 the site was designated as part of the CityGate urban renewal area. In 2009, the site was rezoned from M-1 (Light Industrial) to be within the southern portion of the Form-Based Zone's Central Sector which covers the bulk of the City's downtown core area. In 2013 the City of Colorado Springs initiated the City for Champions effort to utilize over $120 million awarded by the Colorado Economic Development Commission through the Regional Tourist Act. After initial struggles to define and progress the sports and event center project, a concept began to take shape ...

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