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Design Professional Sought for Derby Review Board

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The revitalization of the historic Derby District calls for diversifying the business community through encouragement of new shops, restaurants and other services while supporting existing business growth. To date, more than $700,00 of grant funds have been used to support the redevelopment effort, complemented by $1.5 million in private investment.
There are 130 individual properties which make up the Derby area, which has a triangular shaped layout with ample angle parking bordered by 72nd Avenue, Highway 2, and Magnolia Avenue:
  • 60 residential
  • 64 commercial properties
  • Three parks
  • Three churches

It is the spirit of the 1950s architectural era, perhaps most clearly expressed through the Save-a-Lot grocery store, in which city council and the community decided to base Derby’s revitalization. Since 2005, the city has implemented several programs and to support redevelopment.

Planning Documents
The approved Derby Sub-Area Plan and Derby Planned Unit Development create the foundation for future redevelopment projects. Here you can find the Derby Business District Urban Renewal Plan.

Design Standards
The approved design standards enhance the best aspects of the 1950s while also representing and including other complimentary styles and cultures.

Commercial Catalyst Program
The catalyst program was created as an incentive to encourage business and property owners to update building facades, signage and landscaping. To date, the city has committed $245,000 in commercial catalyst funds.

Capital Improvements
  • Revitalized Joe Reilly Park
  • Implemented $1 million of intersection improvements at 72nd Place / Monaco Street

Ordinance 2043 revising Section 2-3002 of the Commerce City Revised Municipal Code establishing the Derby Review Board. Introduced January 5, 2015 and passed on February 2, 2015.