Flatiron Crossing Redevelopment/Reinvestment

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Location: Generally located south of US 36, west of Interlocken Loop and east of W. Flatiron Crossing Drive

Applicant: Macerich

Projects/Phasing: The owner and master developer of Flatirons Crossing mall has submitted two applications for review as follows:

  • Application No. 1 for a Concept Review Plan for preliminary consideration of a mixed-use development covering approximately 24 acres of the approximately 150-acre shopping mall property. This plan anticipates application no. 2 covering approximately 86 acres.
    • Update: This review and process were completed on July 20, 2021. There is no approval action at this stage.
  • Application No. 2 for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) Plan Amendment for consideration of an amendment to the PUD Plan (custom zoning plan) to add a broader mix of uses including multi-family residential and associated development design standards. This application covers approximately 86 acres.
    • Update: This review and process are now complete. The PUD Plan Amendment was approved by City Council on October 12, 2021.
  • Future Applications are anticipated for site-specific development details addressing the detailed site layout, building elevations/architecture, landscaping, access/pedestrian and bike connectivity, signage, etc.
    • Update: While future applications are anticipated, there are no applications pending at this time.
  • Phasing - The redevelopment/reinvestment in new, infill development at the mall is expected to be phased over time beginning with the installation of new/modified utilities needed to serve the new development followed by new multi-family residential development and associated site amenities.

Project Description: The developer is proposing consideration of two development application plans in anticipation of reinvesting in the existing Flatiron Crossing mall to add a new mix of uses with a higher density on the southwest portion of the overall mall property in the vicinity of the AMC Theater and The Village. The plans envision a mix of use with 1-3 office developments, 1-3 multi-family residential developments, one hotel, 2-4 restaurant pads, grade-level retail, a parking structure, and the removal of certain existing surface parking areas to accommodate new development. The core mall area, AMC theater, Red Robin, PF Changs, and other stand-alone buildings are anticipated to remain. The proposed redevelopment is planned to enhance and energize the shopping district by reinventing elements of the shopping center. The developer is requesting to increase the maximum allowable building height to 135'. Several of the new buildings are anticipated to be five to six stories in height.

To view the full submittal please download the documents within the document library.

Conceptual Plan: This conceptual plan depicts a view of the proposed redevelopment area looking north from the AMC Theater.


Neighborhood Compatibility & Neighborhood Meeting:
This property is generally located south of US 36 and west of Interlocken Loop in southwest Broomfield. To the east and south are the mixed-use districts known as Flatiron Marketplace and MainStreet at Flatiron. Interlocken office park is located further south and east. The area to the west includes residential development and open lands in the Town of Superior.

The applicant hosted a virtual neighborhood meeting regarding the applications on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 6 pm.

Long Range Financial Plan:
These proposals are consistent with the land use assumptions used to develop the Long-Range Financial Plan.

Advisory Committee Meetings:

  • Housing Advisory Committee (HAC) Meeting - On June 14, 2021, the applicant presented their proposal for affordable housing. The proposal is for 20% of the units to be provided for rent at 80% of the area median income (AMI). The remaining 80% of the units would be available at market rental rates.

On March 10, 2020, Council adopted Ordinance No. 2100 which requires developments to provide a cash-in-lieu contribution in support of providing affordable housing for the community equivalent to 20% of the total units in a residential development consisting of for-rent units and 10% for a development consisting of for-sale units. If the development includes mixed ownership, the two types will be reviewed independently. The cash-in-lieu amounts are based on a calculation using the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) annual Rent and Income Table and specific methodologies for the two ownership types. The ordinance also provides alternative options for developers to consider should they not want to provide the cash-in-lieu payment. These options include land-in-lieu, onsite development of units (i.e. 20% of the total rental units at 60% of area median income (AMI), or some alternative proposal subject to Housing Advisory Committee review and recommendation, and City Council approval.

  • Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Advisory Committee (PRSSAC) Meeting - On June 16, 2021, the applicant presented their proposal for public lands such as for parks, recreation, and other open area amenities.

Residential developments proposed in Broomfield typically trigger a required public land dedication (PLD), which can be met in some cases with a partial cash in lieu, to serve the recreational needs of area residents. The formula used to determine the obligation is density-based and the method for meeting the obligation is typically negotiated through the development review process based on the site-specific needs in the area. The applicant is requesting to vary from the typical method of providing on-site public land dedication(s) and instead is proposing to grant public access easements across certain privately held land areas for use by the general public. The applicant is also requesting a waiver of the cash in lieu fee.

  • Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee (OSTAC) Meeting - On June 24, 2021, the applicant presented their proposal for public land dedication/access related to open space and trails.

See explanation for the PRSSAC meeting.

Variances:
Any requested variances will be identified and requested with the formal development application following the concept review process.

Potential Key Issues:

Application No. 1 - Concept Review - Staff has identified two key issues as part of this review. These include the developer's proposal to vary from typical methods for addressing affordable housing and the public land dedication obligations. Staff will continue to work with the developer and associated advisory committees on their affordable housing and PLD proposals.

Application No. 2 - PUD Plan Amendment - Staff is reviewing this plan and if key issues are found as part of the development review, they will be identified and explained in the staff report and presentation for consideration and comment at public hearings before the Land Use Review Commission and City Council.

Project Status:

Application No. 1 -

Application No. 2 -

Location: Generally located south of US 36, west of Interlocken Loop and east of W. Flatiron Crossing Drive

Applicant: Macerich

Projects/Phasing: The owner and master developer of Flatirons Crossing mall has submitted two applications for review as follows:

  • Application No. 1 for a Concept Review Plan for preliminary consideration of a mixed-use development covering approximately 24 acres of the approximately 150-acre shopping mall property. This plan anticipates application no. 2 covering approximately 86 acres.
    • Update: This review and process were completed on July 20, 2021. There is no approval action at this stage.
  • Application No. 2 for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) Plan Amendment for consideration of an amendment to the PUD Plan (custom zoning plan) to add a broader mix of uses including multi-family residential and associated development design standards. This application covers approximately 86 acres.
    • Update: This review and process are now complete. The PUD Plan Amendment was approved by City Council on October 12, 2021.
  • Future Applications are anticipated for site-specific development details addressing the detailed site layout, building elevations/architecture, landscaping, access/pedestrian and bike connectivity, signage, etc.
    • Update: While future applications are anticipated, there are no applications pending at this time.
  • Phasing - The redevelopment/reinvestment in new, infill development at the mall is expected to be phased over time beginning with the installation of new/modified utilities needed to serve the new development followed by new multi-family residential development and associated site amenities.

Project Description: The developer is proposing consideration of two development application plans in anticipation of reinvesting in the existing Flatiron Crossing mall to add a new mix of uses with a higher density on the southwest portion of the overall mall property in the vicinity of the AMC Theater and The Village. The plans envision a mix of use with 1-3 office developments, 1-3 multi-family residential developments, one hotel, 2-4 restaurant pads, grade-level retail, a parking structure, and the removal of certain existing surface parking areas to accommodate new development. The core mall area, AMC theater, Red Robin, PF Changs, and other stand-alone buildings are anticipated to remain. The proposed redevelopment is planned to enhance and energize the shopping district by reinventing elements of the shopping center. The developer is requesting to increase the maximum allowable building height to 135'. Several of the new buildings are anticipated to be five to six stories in height.

To view the full submittal please download the documents within the document library.

Conceptual Plan: This conceptual plan depicts a view of the proposed redevelopment area looking north from the AMC Theater.


Neighborhood Compatibility & Neighborhood Meeting:
This property is generally located south of US 36 and west of Interlocken Loop in southwest Broomfield. To the east and south are the mixed-use districts known as Flatiron Marketplace and MainStreet at Flatiron. Interlocken office park is located further south and east. The area to the west includes residential development and open lands in the Town of Superior.

The applicant hosted a virtual neighborhood meeting regarding the applications on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 6 pm.

Long Range Financial Plan:
These proposals are consistent with the land use assumptions used to develop the Long-Range Financial Plan.

Advisory Committee Meetings:

  • Housing Advisory Committee (HAC) Meeting - On June 14, 2021, the applicant presented their proposal for affordable housing. The proposal is for 20% of the units to be provided for rent at 80% of the area median income (AMI). The remaining 80% of the units would be available at market rental rates.

On March 10, 2020, Council adopted Ordinance No. 2100 which requires developments to provide a cash-in-lieu contribution in support of providing affordable housing for the community equivalent to 20% of the total units in a residential development consisting of for-rent units and 10% for a development consisting of for-sale units. If the development includes mixed ownership, the two types will be reviewed independently. The cash-in-lieu amounts are based on a calculation using the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) annual Rent and Income Table and specific methodologies for the two ownership types. The ordinance also provides alternative options for developers to consider should they not want to provide the cash-in-lieu payment. These options include land-in-lieu, onsite development of units (i.e. 20% of the total rental units at 60% of area median income (AMI), or some alternative proposal subject to Housing Advisory Committee review and recommendation, and City Council approval.

  • Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Advisory Committee (PRSSAC) Meeting - On June 16, 2021, the applicant presented their proposal for public lands such as for parks, recreation, and other open area amenities.

Residential developments proposed in Broomfield typically trigger a required public land dedication (PLD), which can be met in some cases with a partial cash in lieu, to serve the recreational needs of area residents. The formula used to determine the obligation is density-based and the method for meeting the obligation is typically negotiated through the development review process based on the site-specific needs in the area. The applicant is requesting to vary from the typical method of providing on-site public land dedication(s) and instead is proposing to grant public access easements across certain privately held land areas for use by the general public. The applicant is also requesting a waiver of the cash in lieu fee.

  • Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee (OSTAC) Meeting - On June 24, 2021, the applicant presented their proposal for public land dedication/access related to open space and trails.

See explanation for the PRSSAC meeting.

Variances:
Any requested variances will be identified and requested with the formal development application following the concept review process.

Potential Key Issues:

Application No. 1 - Concept Review - Staff has identified two key issues as part of this review. These include the developer's proposal to vary from typical methods for addressing affordable housing and the public land dedication obligations. Staff will continue to work with the developer and associated advisory committees on their affordable housing and PLD proposals.

Application No. 2 - PUD Plan Amendment - Staff is reviewing this plan and if key issues are found as part of the development review, they will be identified and explained in the staff report and presentation for consideration and comment at public hearings before the Land Use Review Commission and City Council.

Project Status:

Application No. 1 -

Application No. 2 -

Discussions: All (1) Open (1)
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