What are the height restrictions for buildings in Downtown?

Allowable building height depends on where the building is located Downtown.

There are three districts in Downtown – the Core District, and the North and South districts. The Downtown Core District is bounded by Fifth Street on the north, the railroad tracks on the east, Second Street on the south and Interstate 25 on the west. Building height in the Downtown Core District is limited to four stories, with a maximum height of 60 feet. A landowner may request one additional floor, with a corresponding increase in building height, in the Downtown Core District. The Design Review Board, which has the authority to review building heights in Downtown, may, at its discretion, grant an additional floor request after considering the following criteria:

  • Whether the project will incorporate design elements found in adjacent landmark structures
  • The impacts of the increased building height on adjacent properties

The North District is bounded by Wolfensberger Road on the north, the railroad tracks on the east, Fifth Street on the south and I-25 on the west. The South District is bounded by Second Street on the north, the railroad tracks on the east, the Safeway shopping center on the south and I-25 on the east. Building height in the North and South districts is limited to six stories, with no maximum height limitation. The Board, at its discretion, may grant two additional floors in these districts.

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1. Is the library being forced to move and businesses being required to relocate due to more development there?
2. I'm told the developer didn't provide near enough for the quiet zone as they promised and the town doesn't have the funding to make up the rest.
3. If the town approves The View, an enormous apartment complex in north downtown, will there be an improvement made to the intersection of Wilcox and Eighth st?
4. Is it true that the block with the B&B cafe has been bought out by developers and has plans to be redeveloped as a high rise? What other high-rises are in the works for downtown?
5. I heard that the Emporium and the Barn are being turned into apartments. Is that true?
6. Can landowners demolish Downtown buildings?
7. What are the height restrictions for buildings in Downtown?
8. What is happening with the two gas stations for sale on the east side of I-25 and Wilcox? One is for sale, and the other may be abandoned? Any update is appreciated!