I-70/32nd Ave Interchange EA- Clear Creek Crossing
In 2007, plans were approved for the development of a multi-acre area of property located between 32nd Avenue, Highway 58, and west of I-70, better known as the Cabela's site. Due to economic factors, the development, along with associated infrastructure improvements were not constructed.
The 2006 I-70/32nd Ave. Environmental Assessment (EA) and 2007 Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) contemplated full build-out of all commercial development and transportation improvements in this area. In 2014, the City and a different prospective developer began the process of looking at the site from a phased approach, determining transportation improvements necessary as smaller pieces of commercial development are constructed.
Review of a phased development approach includes coordination with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to determine which elements of the 2006 EA and 2007 FONSI need to be re-evaluated based on either changed conditions in the area or recent changes in regulatory protocol. A consultant has been retained to begin this review by conducting a detailed traffic analysis for the proposed Clear Creek Crossing development. The conclusions of the traffic analysis will inform the environmental analysis necessary for the re-evaluation of the I-70/32nd Avenue Environmental Assessment.
On December 9, 2014, an Open House/Informational Meeting was held at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center to give an update on the progress of a traffic study being conducted for possible future development of the area bounded by I-70, SH-58, 32nd Ave. and McIntyre St.
More recently, in 2016, a prospective developer has submitted conceptual plans for a development, revised and not as large as the original Cabela's plans. The City is currently working through this process with CDOT and FHWA. More information will be provided as it becomes available.