Loveland’s City Council will vote for a second time Tuesday on annexing and zoning a property near NoCo Regional Airport to accommodate an industrial park.
The request is being brought by Trammell Crow Co. of Dallas, which has built distribution facilities for Amazon similar to a large industrial center being proposed on a 75-acre parcel within the 152-acre “Commerce Park Addition.”
Currently, the land, located southwest of West 71st Street and the Interstate 25 Frontage Road, is undeveloped and vacant.
The zoning would specifically permit “heavy logistics” uses on that parcel such as wholesaling, warehousing and distribution that provide a central location for receiving, storing and distributing materials. A staff memo states that heavy logistics uses are expected to generate 12 or more truck trips per day.
A building constructed on the parcel could be as tall as 125 feet, which is 75 feet taller than the I-Developing Industrial zoning rules would allow for the rest of the property.
The memo says additional traffic generated by the site would likely head either north on Byrd Drive, west onto East 71st Street and then north via the I-25 Frontage Road to Colo. 392 or south on Byrd to Crossroads Boulevard.
Since the council’s last evaluated and conditionally approved the addition on Sept. 7, options have been prepared for the articulation of the building’s east facade and the removal of truck docking bays that would face the future extension of Byrd Drive.
Also on Tuesday, among other items, the council will:
- Evaluate an ordinance proposed by Mayor Jacki Marsh that would require council members to disclose whether they have received more than $1,000 in “direct or indirect remuneration or gifts from an individual or entity” seeking council action on a matter. Loveland’s Municipal Code currently prohibits city officials, including council members, from accepting gifts “that would tend to improperly influence that city official to depart from the faithful and impartial discharge of his or her public duties” as well as gifts given “for the primary purpose of rewarding the city official for an official action he or she has taken.”
- Vote on consolidated service plans for the South Village Metropolitan Districts Nos. 1 and 2, located southeast of Colo. 402 and U.S. 287, and the Reservoir’s Edge Metropolitan District, adjacent to the Ryan Gulch Reservoir in south Loveland. South Village is seeking permission to issue up to $18,815,000 in revenue bonds, and Reservoir’s Edge wishes to issue up to $5,269,000 in bonds.
- Vote on renewing a declaration of local disaster regarding the COVID-19 pandemic for the eighth time since it was introduced on March 13, 2020.
How to participate
Comments from members of the public will be accepted in person on Tuesday as well as by phone and through the city’s online form.
The meeting will start at 6 p.m. Members of the public who want to comment by phone may call 669-900-6833 any time after 5:45 p.m.
When prompted, callers should enter the meeting identification number, 975 3779 6504, followed by the passcode, 829866, when prompted and press the # key when asked for a participant ID.
Callers will be automatically muted and placed on hold. When a public comment period is announced, callers should press *9 and wait to be unmuted.
Comments can also be submitted until 5 p.m. Tuesday through the city of Loveland’s website at www.lovgov.org/city-government/city-council/city-council-meetings/city-council-public-comment-form.
The meeting will be broadcast on Comcast Channel 16 and streamed through the city’s website at loveland.viebit.com.
Tuesday’s agenda packet can be viewed and printed at cilovelandco.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingInformation.aspx?Org=Cal&Id=1115.
City Hall is located at 500 E. Third St.
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