880-940 East Colorado Boulevard
John Steinmeyer, Senior Planner
The applicant, Park Place Commercial, LP, has submitted an application for a Conditional Use Permit and other entitlements for a two-phased, mixed-use project with hotel, office, retail, restaurant, and residential uses at 880-940 East Colorado Boulevard. The project site is on the south side of E. Colorado Boulevard and is bounded by S. Lake Avenue on the west and S. Mentor Avenue on the east. The site is currently developed with a seven-story building (formerly the Hotel Constance and most recently used for senior housing; now vacant), which is a designated landmark, and other commercial structures. Phase 1 includes renovation of the existing landmark Constance Hotel building for use as a new hotel; renovation of the existing one-story historic commercial structures for new retail and restaurant uses; and construction of a three-story parking garage. Phase 2 includes a rear addition to the hotel; a new office building with six occupied floors, including commercial uses with a bank on the ground floor; and a subterranean parking garage. The total gross floor area of all proposed uses is 229,349 square feet. The majority of the parking (475 spaces) for the project would be located on-site in the new parking structures; an additional portion of available parking would be located off-site at an existing parking garage at 2 North Lake Avenue. The Hearing Officer will review and consider adoption of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Mitigation Monitoring Reporting Program (MMRP) for the proposed project. The EIR determined that impacts on Traffic and Transportation (three street segments) and Air Quality (during construction) will be significant and unavoidable even after incorporation of mitigation measures. Therefore, approval of the project requires a Statement of Overriding Considerations to be made by the Hearing Officer. Impacts to all other resource areas were determined to be less than significant with proposed mitigations.
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