While there's no standard definition of a high-rise, most building engineers, inspectors, architects and similar professionals define a high-rise as a building that is at least 75 feet (23 m) tall, or 5 stories of 15 feet each. Here's how the buildings proposed will impact our neighborhood:
NEGATIVE IMPACTS ON OUR QUALITY OF LIFE
Two 75-foot apartment buildings on each side of E. Bayaud at S. Madison would result in approximately 160 new residential units* in the center of our neighborhood, resulting in a dramatic increase in traffic congestion and noise in our alleyways and streets from resident, city and commercial vehicles, as well more competition for parking.
NEGATIVE IMPACTS ON NEIGHBORHOOD CHARACTER
The Cherry Creek Area Plan intelligently created dividing lines between 2 and 3-story homes and high-rises. We lost one dividing line on S. Harrison Street through rezoning, but we have an opportunity to stop another from happening - this time in the very center of our neighborhood. Let's work together to retain the zoning established in the Cherry Creek Area Plan!
* In a January 23, 2020 meeting with a We Agree on Three (WAO3) Steering Committee member, one of the developers said the building where Choppers is now would be approximately 90 units and that the other building would have fewer units. Using that information, WAO3 estimates the total number of residential units would be about 160.