CHAPTER 11
CITY OF NORTHGLENN ZONING ORDINANCE

ARTICLE 23A
C-4-CC DISTRICT

Section 11-23A-1. Purpose and Declaration of Policy.

(a)

It is hereby declared as a matter of public policy that the Northglenn Mall is the core retail area of the City of Northglenn, Colorado.

(b)

It is further declared that the Northglenn Mall is also the ceremonial center of the City of Northglenn, and it is in the interest of the economic development, civic pride, and general welfare of the people of the City of Northglenn to prevent the further deterioration of this blighted area.

(c)

The Northglenn Mall has already been determined to be a blighted area, and the City of Northglenn seeks to prevent the further deterioration of the Northglenn Mall and eliminate the blight of the Northglenn Mall area.

(d)

The purpose of this Section is to promote the public health, safety, and welfare through:

(1)

The designation of the Northglenn Mall as a zoning district which will enable the Mall itself to ultimately prosper as the City Center, and to improve the overall social, economic, and civic aspects of the Northglenn Mall as the center of the City of Northglenn;

(2)

The promotion of civic pride in the re-establishment of the Northglenn Mall as the ceremonial center of the City of Northglenn;

(3)

The creation of viable employment opportunities in the City Center of the City of Northglenn;

(4)

The protection and enhancement of the City's attractiveness to tourists, visitors, home buyers, and shoppers, thereby supporting local business, commerce, and industry; and

(5)

Allowing the citizens of the City of Northglenn to once again have civic pride in having the Northglenn Mall become a significant part of the identity of the City of Northglenn in the Denver metropolitan area based on its location adjacent to the major north-south interstate highway that travels through the Denver metropolitan area, including the City of Northglenn.

(e)

The intent of this Article is to create a method to draw a reasonable balance between private property rights and the public interest in preserving the Northglenn Mall as the core retail and ceremonial center of the City of Northglenn.

Section 11-23A-2. Definitions.

(a)

Unless specifically defined below, words and phrases in this Article shall be interpreted so as to give them the same meaning as they have in common usage and so as to give this Article its most reasonable application.

(1)

City Center District means the area designated by this Article, which contains the Northglenn Mall and shall specifically refer to that area of the City of Northglenn that is the core retail area and civic center of the City of Northglenn.

(2)

Commission shall refer to the Planning Commission of the City of Northglenn.

(3)

First Rate National or Regional Tenant shall refer to those companies, corporations, or other business organizations, or a store or franchise thereof, that have national or regional name recognition and a solid national or regional reputation as a dependable and viable tenant of a retail center.

(4)

Outlet shall refer to those companies, corporations, persons, or other business organizations, or a store or franchise thereof, that sell discontinued, defective, or otherwise discounted merchandise.

(5)

Second Rate Tenant shall refer to those companies, corporations, persons, or other business organizations, or a store or franchise thereof, that do not have national or regional name recognition, a solid national or regional reputation, and/or sell products at a deep discount.

Section 11-23A-3. City Center District -- Exclusions.

The following uses are excluded in the City Center District:

(a)

All of the uses excluded in a restricted retail zone, C-4, as set forth in Section 11-23-1 of the City of Northglenn Zoning Ordinance;

(b)

Second Rate Tenants, unless permitted pursuant to Section 11-23A-5;

(c)

Outlets; and

(d)

Pawn Shops.

Section 11-23A-4. City Center District -- Uses-by-Right.

The following use is a use-by-right in the City Center District:

Any retail use specified as a use-by-right in a restricted service zone, C-4, as set forth in Section 11-23-2, provided the use is by a First Rate National or Regional Tenant that is not defined as an Outlet pursuant to this Article or is not otherwise excluded herein.

Section 11-23A-5. City Center District -- Permitted Uses.

(a)

Any retail use specified as a use-by-right in a restricted service zone, C-4, as set forth in Section 11-23-2, if the desired use is not by a First Rate National or Regional Tenant, following application to the Commission for a permitted use as set forth in Article 30 of the City of Northglenn Zoning Ordinance.

(b)

Any retail use, even if otherwise excluded pursuant to Section 11-23A-3 above, if deemed to be compatible with the City Center District by the Commission following application for a permitted use as set forth in Article 30 of the City of Northglenn Zoning Ordinance.

[Source: Ord. 1164, 1997]