Mines & Neighbors

The Planning Commission will meet tomorrow night at 6:30 in City Council Chambers.  The Kong Company, located in the Coors Technology Center, is requesting an amendment to the Planned Unit Development to allow them to do manufacturing within their existing building.

They will also be considering a request by the Colorado School of Mines to vacate a city right of way, in order to allow them to construct a parking garage.  Over the past several years, the City has allowed the School to close several streets through the campus, including parts of 16th, 18th, and Maple Streets.  When the city allowed the School to close 16th Street, they did so in exchange for a right of way to extend 14th Street to the west.  This piece of 14th Street hasn’t been built to date, and the school now wants the right of way back, in order to build the parking garage.

14th St.

Residents of the adjacent 12th Street Historic District have seen traffic levels through their neighborhoods rise as Mines continues to expand, and they are concerned that the proposed parking garage will bring even more traffic through their streets.  They want 14th Street, which is currently used by Mines for surface parking lots, to go straight through to the new garage.  If you have an opinion on this topic, plan to attend the Planning Commission meeting and voice your concerns or approval.  Learn more….