Rezoning has been requested for a Cherry Creek retail center that housed the Jewish deli Zaidy’s until its 2020 closure.
The Voyager Co., a Cleveland-based development firm, has requested the rezoning for the 101 N. Adams St. property with the consent of Denver-based Sidford Capital, which owns it.
The 0.59-acre lot has a 9,300-square-foot single-story building on it, home to a dry cleaners, salon and Snarf’s Sandwiches. Zaidy’s, which anchored the strip for years, ultimately reopened elsewhere under new ownership in 2021.
Voyager is under contract to buy the property from Sidford, according to documents submitted as part of the rezoning application.
The property is currently zoned C-MX-5, which allows for mixed-use buildings up to five stories. Voyager is asking the zoning be changed to C-MX-8, which would allow an additional three stories.
“The Property is adjacent to C-MX-12 to the west, C-MX-8 to the south and C-MX-5 to the north and east. As currently zoned under C-MX-5, the Property is an abrupt transition from the 12 stories permitted to the west and 5 stories permitted to the north and east,” the company says in its application.
Voyager also said that the change would make redevelopment of the property “financially feasible” in light of increased construction costs.
A Voyager executive didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment last week. But the company’s website states it wants to build a multifamily project at the site.
“In keeping with the boutique luxury thriving in Cherry Creek, the community will feature high end finishes and amenities along with large unit sizes,” Voyager’s website states. “Parking will be accommodated in an underground parking lot and there will be an exciting component of retail space located at grade.”
Sidford has owned the property since the 1950s, according to its website. The company declined to comment.
The rezoning request will first be heard by Denver’s Planning Board, and then need City Council approval. No hearing dates had been scheduled as of press time.
Voyager is also pursuing a multifamily project in the Belleview Station area within the Denver Tech Center, according to the firm’s website.