Long-awaited plans have finally been approved for a parcel of land—located off Belleview Avenue across the road and south of Glenmoor Country Club in Greenwood Village—that has been in the Magness family for more than 30 years
For more than a decade, family members have been engaged in extended conversations with Greenwood Village, neighbors and others regarding the development of these 32 acres of open-space farmland.
The property is divided by the Highline Canal that splits the property into two parcels. Access to the north parcel can be reached by an entrance off of Belleview. South-entrance parcels off of Willamette Lane and Colorado Boulevard have been privatized or vacated over the years.
The latest project proposal plans a “minimalistic” bridge and pedestrian walkway across the canal, allowing access to both parcels of land, north and south. There are five other canal bridges located across Greenwood Village over the Highline Canal.
Plans were presented to the Parks and Trails Board Aug. 23 and were approved by a 7-1 vote.
The project envisions 11 single-family homes on lot sizes ranging from 2.5 to 3.6 acres with the bridge and walkway connecting future development.
Planning and Zoning examined this project Sept. 6 and approved it 8-0.
The last hurdle was a Sept. 12 public hearing before the full Greenwood Village City Council where it was approved by another 8-0 vote. There was opposition to the proposed plan by some property owners.
The plan meets all of the requirements of city zoning for homes in the area.
Access has been the primary challenge for the Magness property.
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