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University and Evans rezoning plan in final works

A rezoning plan to demolish seven properties on the southeast corner of Evans Avenue and University Boulevard will face its final hurdle before City Council on Oct. 20.

If council approves the rezoning request, developers David Elowe and Philip Caplan would have the green light to proceed with their plan to build an eight- to 10-story luxury apartment building on the site. The project would include interior parking and ground floor retail. Elowe told the Planning Board in August that Whole Foods was among possible tenants.

On Sept. 10, City Council’s Blueprint Denver committee advanced the rezoning request to the full council with only one technical change, said Caryn Wenzara, senior planner for Community Planning and Development. That change was to eliminate a setback waiver allowing the developers to build to the sidewalk. City Council changed the zoning code on Sept. 8, making the waiver unnecessary.

A public hearing will precede council’s Oct. 20 final vote on the rezoning. For more information, go and click on pending rezoning applications.

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