The Commerce City Council will decide the fate of a proposal to renovate the former Oxford building and a plan to increase the minimum size of future houses and apartments when it meets Monday night.
The council meets at 6 p.m. in the Commerce Room of the Commerce Civic Center.
The items related to the city’s zoning ordinance will highlight the meeting.
JES Holdings, a St. Louis company, seeks a zoning change and two variances in the zoning ordinance for a proposal to renovate the building into 35 one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments and build 18 free-standing townhouse apartments.
One variance would allow the company to exceed the units-per-acre limitations in the zoning ordinance, while the other would allow smaller apartments than currently allowed in the ordinance. The zoning change is from Central Business District to R-4.
Meanwhile, the council will also act on a series of amendments to the zoning ordinance related to construction of new houses. If they are accepted, the amendments would increase the minimum square footage of all houses and apartments by from 200 to 600 square feet and would more stringently regulate materials that can be used on the exterior of houses.
At its work session on Monday, April 7, the council appeared prepared to send those recommendations back to the planning commission for further consideration without taking any action.
For the full story on the city council's agenda for Monday night, see the April 16 issue of The Commerce News.