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Commerce City waives development fees for full-service restaurants

Post Date:03/22/2019 3:57 PM

Commerce City is offering another advantage to restaurants looking to do business in the city and serve a rapidly growing population.

City Council recently passed Resolution 2019-29, waiving development related fees for new full-service restaurants. The aim of this resolution is to attract new restaurants to improve the quality of life for city residents, create new employment opportunities, and attract other commercial development in the city as part of the “Ready for Retail” campaign.

As outlined in the resolution, the city will waive certain development fees for new full-service, sit-down restaurants to encourage these businesses to open in the City, in addition to those incentives that may be available through the Commerce City Economic Development Incentives Program. Specific city-imposed development fees will be waived for the development of any new free-standing, full-service restaurant providing full table-service, whether incurred directly by a restaurant operator, an affiliated entity developing property for the restaurant’s use, or a contractor or consultant acting on behalf of the restaurant or its affiliated entity. This waiver applies only to the end-user of a development and to that portion of a development attributable to a restaurant.

As one of the fastest growing cities in Colorado, Commerce City is committed to attracting businesses in the retail, hospitality, and leisure industries as part of the “Ready for Retail” campaign to serve the expanding population.

Commerce City has welcomed several new full-service restaurants and bars to the city over the past two years. Recently opened venues include Dion’s, 15150 E. 104th Avenue, Las Margs, 15550 E. 103rd Place and Pour Tap House, 12433 E. 104th Avenue. Serve Eatery, located next to the Pour Tap House, is expected to open this summer. In addition, the Second Creek Marketplace development at the northeast corner of E. 104th Avenue and Chambers Road will soon be home to two new restaurants. G's Tacos, a full service restaurant and bar, and Statehouse 38, a restaurant from the Little Pub Company, are both slated to open by the end of 2019. 

The city is looking for development partners to provide retail services to its rapidly growing areas in both the historic city and the northern range. For more information, contact the Economic Development division at or 303-289-3620.


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