What gives? We keep driving by and it just sits, sits, sits…. all grown over. Yet another eye-sore in Cherry Creek. As the tourists come and go, walking to Earl’s for a Gut Bustin’ Bronx Burger and a few glasses of Whatchamacallit Chardonnay, what could they possibly be thinking when they walk by the old Post office on Columbine…
As Rebchook reported in May of 2008 (has it been that long?) the Post Office vacated in 2008 when lease wasn’t extended, According to the story, “It is the Postal Service’s understanding that the new, unidentified property owner intends to completely demolish the building and to use the property for other purposes.”
What other purposes? To grow weeds and make our neighborhood attract rodents?
On March 27, 2112 James F. Heinbecher filed an application with the city, but it looks like but looks like no further action was taken.
In the meantime Western Development across the street supposedly withdrew their application for their project, leaving us wonder what is going on… They had planned an eight-story, 70,000-square-foot office building on the northeast corner of Columbine and East Second Avenue, but according to the story by Margaret Jackson at the Post “Western Development withdrew its request for a zoning change because the final Cherry Creek Area Plan has not been adopted yet. That plan is likely to change the level of density permitted in the area.”
Yet, they are on the docket for a public hearing next week or so… this development was about as hotly contested as Walmart a few weeks ago over for the proposed location on Colorado and 8th. When developer Jeff Fuqua announced his intention to have a Walmart serve as the anchor of a retail/residential project on the 28-acre site, he ignited a firestorm that has galvanized neighbors who say the store will destroy their neighborhood.” wrote John Mossman, again from the Denver Post. “Opponents — who have packed public meetings and organized an aggressive anti-Walmart campaign both online and in the community — are quick to list their reasons for wanting the Bentonville, Ark.-based chain to stay away.”
Well, we’d be happy with the development on Columbine. Maybe the schedule hasn’t changed since Western withdrew, but if it isn’t a mistake, it’s big news!
The document was submitted August 3rd, and signed August 6th by S. David Steel, President of Western Development Group, LLC.
We’ll find out soon enough.
And let’s clean up those tumble weeds!
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