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Jeffco Planning Commission recommends rezoning of small property in Kittredge

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By Sandy Barnes

The Jeffco Planning Commission has recommended that two properties on Myers Gulch Road in Kittredge be rezoned from Commercial 1 to Planned Development.

Mike Piller, owner of the properties, is seeking the rezoning to allow additional uses.

With rezoning, the lower level of the building at 3430 Myers Gulch Road could be used as professional and retail space, and the upper level for residential units — which could be rented as affordable housing. 

The house at 3430 Myers Gulch Road will continue to be a rental property, and would have the flexibility of commercial use in the future, according to Sheila Walth of Gatehouse Properties, representing the owner.

The two buildings, which date from the 1920s, have about 4,000 square feet of usable space collectively and are situated on about a half-acre.

The larger building is served by public water and sewer, and the smaller one has a private well and public sewer service. As long as the dwelling with the well continues to be used as a residence, it would not have to convert to public water service, according to the rezoning report for the case.

Jeffco planner Alan Tiefenbach, who is managing the rezoning case, said that converting the house from residential to commercial use would require a site development plan, which would be reviewed.

The county commissioners are scheduled to make a decision on the rezoning request at their Sept. 24 meeting.

"It is our feeling that a mixed-use zoning would be appropriate for this area and is consistent with the mountain area use plan," Dean Dalvit of the Downtown Evergreen Economic District said in a statement about the rezoning request, which he sent to Jefferson County Planning and Zoning.

Contact Sandy Barnes at sandy@evergreenco.com or call 303-350-1042.