Adding 2nd floor on OCC building gains Planning Commission OK

       With Planning Commission approval (and barring an unlikely appeal before Nov. 15), a project to add a second floor on an Old Colorado City commercial building needs only a building permit to begin construction.
       At the Nov. 4 meeting, the commission approved a request by property owner Frank Wright for a conditional use allowing him to add two upstairs apartments over the existing four commercial units at 2421 W. Colorado Avenue.
       Plans call for the project to cover 7,200 square feet in all.
       Wright told the Westside Pioneer he is in the process of taking bids for a contractor, so he cannot predict yet when the work will start or how long it will take. However, he said he wants the construction to have the least impact possible on the commercial units below (which will not be part of the project).
       The current building, about 50 years old, is one of the few in Old Colorado City that has no reported historical significance. However, the planned two-story facade is intended to make it look more in character with the historic shopping district than it does now, according to City Planning.

Westside Pioneer Article