CityCenter Redevelopment

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The Regional Transportation District’s Englewood Light Rail Transit Station and the City of Englewood’s transit-oriented development CityCenter Englewood were developed simultaneously in 2000. The two projects combined to provide great synergies and value for the Englewood community in the areas of shopping, library, recreation, cultural arts, employment, housing, and transit for twenty years.


However, as CityCenter ages, its long-term value to the community has been slowly diminishing over time. This circumstance is due to the changing nature of retail in the form of online sales, a stagnant supporting housing supply, the need for infrastructure replacement, and an environment surrounded by uninviting surface parking lots, and the lack of or obsolescent bicycle and pedestrian facilities. After twenty years, it is time to renew, revitalize, and reinvent the greater Englewood Station area, starting with CityCenter.


At the direction of the Englewood City Council, the Englewood Community Development Department identified a preferred master developer for portions of CityCenter, and initiated conversations with the owner of the Hampden fronting retail box stores to come to a general agreement on how the three parties could work together to create a cohesive redevelopment of these parcels to revitalize the CityCenter area.


The first step in the CityCenter redevelopment project is the replacement of the original CityCenter Planned Unit Development zoning regulations with a zoning strategy that is supportive of an infill redevelopment strategy not only for the CityCenter property, but rather for the greater Englewood Station area extending one half mile out from the station platform to the east towards the historical Broadway Main Street.


The Englewood Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended rezoning the original CityCenter Planned Unit Development back to its previous MU-B-1 (Mixed Use Central Business District), that would control the types of land uses that are allowable. The MU-B-1 zone district allows retail (with the exception of drive-through), office, and high-density residential housing. In addition to the MU-B-1 zoning regulation of allowable land uses, the Commission recommends the establishment of a Transit Station Overlay district that would facilitate true transit-oriented development within the context of selective infill redevelopment planning both at CityCenter and the area east of CityCenter bordering the historical Broadway Main Street.


At this point in time, the Englewood Planning and Zoning Commission and Englewood Community Development staff are ready to share details of the recently developed proposed recommendation to City Council regarding the establishment of a new zoning regulatory system for the greater Englewood Station area, in order to receive public feedback before moving forward.



The Regional Transportation District’s Englewood Light Rail Transit Station and the City of Englewood’s transit-oriented development CityCenter Englewood were developed simultaneously in 2000. The two projects combined to provide great synergies and value for the Englewood community in the areas of shopping, library, recreation, cultural arts, employment, housing, and transit for twenty years.


However, as CityCenter ages, its long-term value to the community has been slowly diminishing over time. This circumstance is due to the changing nature of retail in the form of online sales, a stagnant supporting housing supply, the need for infrastructure replacement, and an environment surrounded by uninviting surface parking lots, and the lack of or obsolescent bicycle and pedestrian facilities. After twenty years, it is time to renew, revitalize, and reinvent the greater Englewood Station area, starting with CityCenter.


At the direction of the Englewood City Council, the Englewood Community Development Department identified a preferred master developer for portions of CityCenter, and initiated conversations with the owner of the Hampden fronting retail box stores to come to a general agreement on how the three parties could work together to create a cohesive redevelopment of these parcels to revitalize the CityCenter area.


The first step in the CityCenter redevelopment project is the replacement of the original CityCenter Planned Unit Development zoning regulations with a zoning strategy that is supportive of an infill redevelopment strategy not only for the CityCenter property, but rather for the greater Englewood Station area extending one half mile out from the station platform to the east towards the historical Broadway Main Street.


The Englewood Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended rezoning the original CityCenter Planned Unit Development back to its previous MU-B-1 (Mixed Use Central Business District), that would control the types of land uses that are allowable. The MU-B-1 zone district allows retail (with the exception of drive-through), office, and high-density residential housing. In addition to the MU-B-1 zoning regulation of allowable land uses, the Commission recommends the establishment of a Transit Station Overlay district that would facilitate true transit-oriented development within the context of selective infill redevelopment planning both at CityCenter and the area east of CityCenter bordering the historical Broadway Main Street.


At this point in time, the Englewood Planning and Zoning Commission and Englewood Community Development staff are ready to share details of the recently developed proposed recommendation to City Council regarding the establishment of a new zoning regulatory system for the greater Englewood Station area, in order to receive public feedback before moving forward.


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Page last updated: 05 September 2021, 15:37