Watermark at Broomfield

Watermark at Broomfield Plan

Location: South of State Highway 128, west of Ridge Parkway

Project Type: Residential Apartments

Project Description: The concept proposal is for approximately 360 for-rent, market-rate apartments on the northern 20 acres of an approximately 51-acre property located south of State Highway 128 and generally west of Ridge Parkway. The proposal includes 10, three-story apartment buildings as well as a clubhouse, fitness center, and pool for residents.

The architectural concept describes three-story, garden-style walk-up buildings. The exterior includes fiber cement lap siding, stone and timber accents, and walkout balconies or porches.

The applicant anticipates meeting the affordable housing ordinance requirements through a cash in lieu payment to Broomfield. The applicant presented their proposal to the Housing Advisory Committee on August 10, 2020.

The applicant anticipates requesting variance approval through the formal development review process to reduce the required parking on the site.

Engineering considerations will focus in particular on access to and through the site, the site grading (there is a significant drop in elevation from north to south), and extending utility service to the site.

If, following the concept review, the applicant opts to proceed with a formal application, the project will include a PUD plan (customized zoning plan), a final subdivision plat, and a site development plan.


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


Applicant: Watermark Residential with Norris Design

Neighborhood Meeting: Thursday, September 16, 2020

Scheduled from 6 - 7 pm.

Neighborhood Meeting Link available here: https://zoom.us/j/98684844551

Zoning:

The property is zoned PUD with no plan or other prior land use approvals. There is no planning overlay area. The applicant has identified a potential variance request for parking with approximately 27 fewer spaces provided than required by code.


Neighborhood/Area Property Owner Concerns:

This proposed land use category is consistent with the character of the property to the east and south which includes the Stonegate Apartment community and future residential respectively. The properties to the west and north are open lands.


Long Range Financial Plan:
Consistent with land use assumptions. No anticipated impact to Long Range Financial Plan.


Potential Key Issues for Discussion:

  • Proximity to Rocky Flats.

  • The property is distant from existing utility connections and is likely to need an easement from Broomfield through its open lands to bring utilities to the site.

  • At the time of the initial submittal, there is no park dedication proposed with the concept application. A park site is highly desirable in this location.

  • Potential parking variance.


Location: South of State Highway 128, west of Ridge Parkway

Project Type: Residential Apartments

Project Description: The concept proposal is for approximately 360 for-rent, market-rate apartments on the northern 20 acres of an approximately 51-acre property located south of State Highway 128 and generally west of Ridge Parkway. The proposal includes 10, three-story apartment buildings as well as a clubhouse, fitness center, and pool for residents.

The architectural concept describes three-story, garden-style walk-up buildings. The exterior includes fiber cement lap siding, stone and timber accents, and walkout balconies or porches.

The applicant anticipates meeting the affordable housing ordinance requirements through a cash in lieu payment to Broomfield. The applicant presented their proposal to the Housing Advisory Committee on August 10, 2020.

The applicant anticipates requesting variance approval through the formal development review process to reduce the required parking on the site.

Engineering considerations will focus in particular on access to and through the site, the site grading (there is a significant drop in elevation from north to south), and extending utility service to the site.

If, following the concept review, the applicant opts to proceed with a formal application, the project will include a PUD plan (customized zoning plan), a final subdivision plat, and a site development plan.


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


Applicant: Watermark Residential with Norris Design

Neighborhood Meeting: Thursday, September 16, 2020

Scheduled from 6 - 7 pm.

Neighborhood Meeting Link available here: https://zoom.us/j/98684844551

Zoning:

The property is zoned PUD with no plan or other prior land use approvals. There is no planning overlay area. The applicant has identified a potential variance request for parking with approximately 27 fewer spaces provided than required by code.


Neighborhood/Area Property Owner Concerns:

This proposed land use category is consistent with the character of the property to the east and south which includes the Stonegate Apartment community and future residential respectively. The properties to the west and north are open lands.


Long Range Financial Plan:
Consistent with land use assumptions. No anticipated impact to Long Range Financial Plan.


Potential Key Issues for Discussion:

  • Proximity to Rocky Flats.

  • The property is distant from existing utility connections and is likely to need an easement from Broomfield through its open lands to bring utilities to the site.

  • At the time of the initial submittal, there is no park dedication proposed with the concept application. A park site is highly desirable in this location.

  • Potential parking variance.


Discussions: All (1) Open (1)
  • Public Comment

    3 months ago

    Thank you for your interest in this development application that has been submitted to the City and County of Broomfield.


    You can submit public comment for this project by clicking the link below.

    If you would prefer to provide your written comments directly to the case planner, please send an email to the individual identified under "who's listening".

    Comments received prior to 5 pm the day before the conceptual review hearing will be provided to City Council. These comments will be included as an attachment to the Staff Memorandum which is a public record. 

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