UPS Distribution Facility Concept Review

UPS Renderings

Location: 10355 W 120th Avenue (Knudson Filing No. 1)

Project Type: Concept Review for a 46,400 square foot UPS distribution facility with 119 parking spaces

Project Description: The applicant is proposing a new 46,400 square foot UPS package distribution facility with 119 parking spaces at 10355 W 120th Avenue (Lot 3 of the Knudson Subdivision Filing No. 1). The property is currently zoned Planned Unit Development and is located within the US 36 Sub Area Plan area. The concept plan includes the preliminary site and landscape layout, and illustrative images of similar facilities to give a context of the potential architectural design for this development.

To view the full submittal please download the concept review packet within the document library.


Applicant: United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)


Zoning and Area Compatibility:
The property is currently zoned Planned Unit Development and is located within the US 36 Sub Area Plan area.

Warehouse distribution and outdoor vehicle storage (with appropriate screening and area limitations) are allowed uses in the Knudson PUD Plan. The proposed UPS parcel distribution facility and associated parking is consistent with these allowed uses. The parcel is designated Commercial in the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map. Parcels designated commercial are intended to develop with retail, employment, commerce/service, research and development and office uses. The proposed distribution facility is consistent with the comprehensive plan land use.

The applicant has not identified any necessary variances as part of their conceptual plan. Staff does note that the PUD allows for outdoor vehicle and equipment material storage associated with a principal use that must be screened with fencing and landscaping and is limited to 20% of the lot area, a variance may be required if the applicant requires an area greater than 20% of the lot area for outdoor vehicle storage.


Neighborhood/Area Property Owner Concerns:
This proposed development is located between Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport and Interlocken, as such it will serve as a transition between the high quality business park to the more industrial character of the area surrounding the airport, as such the development will need to be of a quality that satisfies this transitory character. There are no known concerns from area property owners.


Long Range Financial Plan:
The proposal is consistent with the land use assumptions in the Long Range Financial Plan.


Anticipated Key Issues/Comments:

  • The Knudson PUD Plan requires primary buildings along W 120th Avenue or Interlocken Loop to be of high quality and durable materials including (but not limited to) metal for lots 1 and 2 only (this development is proposed for lot 3), masonry, brick, stone, textured concrete, precast concrete, and stucco. The current proposal is for a metal precast building with minimal masonry elements.

  • The parcel is highly visible, high quality building materials and landscape screening of outdoor parking and storage as well as screening of loading bays will be required.

  • Variances - the development proposal may require multiple variances. Variances may include requests for deviations from the outdoor storage and architecture standards in the PUD Plan and increased signage.

  • Site design will be required to meet the setbacks in the B-2 zoning district, site plan provides some setback but not all. Conformance will be verified as part of a formal development application.

  • Use is anticipated to generate a high number of vehicle trips (delivery truck traffic and/or potential on site customer drop off/pick up).

  • Need to ensure that W 120th Avenue improvements are adequate to accommodate this higher demand use.
    Site security and screening is not detailed - landscaping depicted but no fencing or walls. Moving forward screening will need to be more detailed.

  • Building height is not specified in the conceptual plans. PUD limits the lot to a maximum 55 foot tall building subject Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport and FAA approval.

  • Developer has had preliminary discussions with Economic Vitality regarding opportunities for incentives.





Location: 10355 W 120th Avenue (Knudson Filing No. 1)

Project Type: Concept Review for a 46,400 square foot UPS distribution facility with 119 parking spaces

Project Description: The applicant is proposing a new 46,400 square foot UPS package distribution facility with 119 parking spaces at 10355 W 120th Avenue (Lot 3 of the Knudson Subdivision Filing No. 1). The property is currently zoned Planned Unit Development and is located within the US 36 Sub Area Plan area. The concept plan includes the preliminary site and landscape layout, and illustrative images of similar facilities to give a context of the potential architectural design for this development.

To view the full submittal please download the concept review packet within the document library.


Applicant: United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)


Zoning and Area Compatibility:
The property is currently zoned Planned Unit Development and is located within the US 36 Sub Area Plan area.

Warehouse distribution and outdoor vehicle storage (with appropriate screening and area limitations) are allowed uses in the Knudson PUD Plan. The proposed UPS parcel distribution facility and associated parking is consistent with these allowed uses. The parcel is designated Commercial in the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map. Parcels designated commercial are intended to develop with retail, employment, commerce/service, research and development and office uses. The proposed distribution facility is consistent with the comprehensive plan land use.

The applicant has not identified any necessary variances as part of their conceptual plan. Staff does note that the PUD allows for outdoor vehicle and equipment material storage associated with a principal use that must be screened with fencing and landscaping and is limited to 20% of the lot area, a variance may be required if the applicant requires an area greater than 20% of the lot area for outdoor vehicle storage.


Neighborhood/Area Property Owner Concerns:
This proposed development is located between Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport and Interlocken, as such it will serve as a transition between the high quality business park to the more industrial character of the area surrounding the airport, as such the development will need to be of a quality that satisfies this transitory character. There are no known concerns from area property owners.


Long Range Financial Plan:
The proposal is consistent with the land use assumptions in the Long Range Financial Plan.


Anticipated Key Issues/Comments:

  • The Knudson PUD Plan requires primary buildings along W 120th Avenue or Interlocken Loop to be of high quality and durable materials including (but not limited to) metal for lots 1 and 2 only (this development is proposed for lot 3), masonry, brick, stone, textured concrete, precast concrete, and stucco. The current proposal is for a metal precast building with minimal masonry elements.

  • The parcel is highly visible, high quality building materials and landscape screening of outdoor parking and storage as well as screening of loading bays will be required.

  • Variances - the development proposal may require multiple variances. Variances may include requests for deviations from the outdoor storage and architecture standards in the PUD Plan and increased signage.

  • Site design will be required to meet the setbacks in the B-2 zoning district, site plan provides some setback but not all. Conformance will be verified as part of a formal development application.

  • Use is anticipated to generate a high number of vehicle trips (delivery truck traffic and/or potential on site customer drop off/pick up).

  • Need to ensure that W 120th Avenue improvements are adequate to accommodate this higher demand use.
    Site security and screening is not detailed - landscaping depicted but no fencing or walls. Moving forward screening will need to be more detailed.

  • Building height is not specified in the conceptual plans. PUD limits the lot to a maximum 55 foot tall building subject Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport and FAA approval.

  • Developer has had preliminary discussions with Economic Vitality regarding opportunities for incentives.





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    5 days ago

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