Academy at Mapleton Hill
What is the Academy at Mapleton Hill?
This project will be a congregate care facility, primarily geared toward seniors with independent living apartments and memory care units along with a subacute rehabilitation facility with a warm water therapy pool open to the public.
The site, located at 311 Mapleton, will have 93 independent living units, 12 units without kitchens.
Several historic sites on the property will be landmarked, including: the 1930s nurses’ dormitory, the 1920s white duplex cottage, the 1940s stone duplex cottage, the 1920s stone retaining wall along Mapleton Avenue, and the 1920s smokestack.
Existing trails will be maintained including a portion of the Dakota Ridge Trail that crosses the northwest corner of the site, as well as an existing maintenance and social trail adjacent to the Silver Lake Ditch on the western edge of the property.
Other aspects of the project plan can be found in the staff memo to City Council.
When was the project approved?
City Council approved the project on July 17, 2018. Minutes of that hearing are provided here.
Next Steps in the City's Review Process
Landmark Designation Application
A Landmark Designation application for the c. 1922 frame duplex, 1930 Nurses’ Dorm, 1940 stone duplex, a c.1920s stone wall and c. 1920s smokestack was submitted on June 11, 2019. The proposal will be reviewed by the Landmarks Board and by City Council. The agenda and staff memo will be posted on the Landmarks Board web page 10 days before hearing date, which is to be determined.
Demolition Review for Non-Designated Buildings Over 50 Years Old
Historic Preservation Demolition Review applications for the main hospital building and five accessory buildings over 50 years old were submitted on June 18, 2019. The applications for the accessory buildings were reviewed and approved administratively on July 3, 2019 and the demolition of the main hospital building was approved by the Landmarks Board on August 7, 2019. The next step in the process is to apply for a Demolition Permit.
TEC Doc Review
City staff is currently reviewing technical documents (TEC docs), which are pre-building permit plans that provide technical details and construction-level plans for the project. Following their approval, the applicant will submit applications for building permits.
Current project materials
TEC Doc Materials May 28, 2019
TEC Doc Resubmittal Materials May 8, 2019
TEC Doc Materials January 22, 2019
Application for Final Site Plan, Drainage and Utility for Common Infrastructure. This Technical Document Review is for site grading and drainage along with placement of utilities to serve the site.
TEC Doc Materials November 2, 2018
Application for Demolition, Overlot Grading and Erosion Control for Technical Review. This Technical Document Review is for pre-construction site preparation including demolition of non-historic structures, overlot grading, and the management of storm water while the work is being performed. The intended result is a clear and stable hillside with erosion control facilities in place to prepare the site for the next sequence of construction. Note that building demolition applications for buildings over 50 years old will be reviewed under a separate application by the Historic Preservation program to determine whether the buildings are potentially eligible for landmark designation.
TEC Doc Materials January 22, 2019
Application for Final Site Plan, Drainage and Utility for Common Infrastructure.This Technical Document Review is for site grading and drainage along with placement of utilities to serve the site.
Who should I contact with questions or feedback?
Additional information on the project can be found at the developer’s website here: https://www.311mapleton.com/
Community members should contact Molly Beytien, Neighborhood Liaison for the Academy at Mapleton Hill for questions or feedback at (720) 507-7537 or by emailing her at [email protected].
Since being approved by City Council, the discretionary review of the project has concluded. As a result, staff are no longer proactively soliciting feedback on construction plans.