BY DORIS TRUHLARGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER
The Centennial City Council unanimously approved a Medical Plaza site plan for the Centennial Medical Plaza, 14200 E. Arapahoe Road. The plan includes an unoccupied third story on the previously approved 61,000-square foot two-story tower.
The two-story tower is currently under construction. The medical facility, which includes both medical offices and hospital rooms, is at the southwest corner of East Arapahoe Road and South Jordan Road. It is on a 26.5 acre parcel of land.
The property includes a helicopter pad. It is on land that is zoned Business Park 100. The third story tower will remain vacant for the time being, but will be improved or finished in the future when there is market demand for more medical facilities.
In a written report to the mayor and council members, Senior Planner Michael Gradis stated that the third story construction causes “less disruptions” during the time that the two lower stories are being built. Gradis noted that the applicant “contemplates adding a total of six stories” to the building tower at some time in the future.
Councilman Ron Weidmann indicated his approval for the building, stating, “I think it’s a great project.”
In other business, Mayor Stephanie Piko noted that Centennial was found to be “the safest city in Colorado.” The city has been designated as a “safe city” on several occasions.
City Manager Matt Sturgeon noted that the Regional Transportation District is “struggling” to fill its bus driver positions. He also stated his appreciation for the work of city crews who responded to recent snow storms and kept the city’s streets open.
Councilwoman Carrie Penaloza said that there were 30 residents in attendance at a recent meeting of District 2, which covers the central area of the city.
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