E. Arkansas Ave

About

Kentro Group is a private real estate development and investment company founded in 2004 and based in Denver. Kentro Group was selected by the City and County of Denver to purchase and develop the former Colorado Department of Transportation Headquarters located at 4201 E. Arkansas. As part of the acquisition process, Kentro Group is rezoning the property out of the current Campus Educational Institution (CMP-EI2) zoning into a zone district that better aligns with the surrounding uses and area. Please visit KentroGroup.com for more information on our company and use this page to stay up to date with the community outreach and rezoning process. We look forward to working together with all stakeholders.

Community Meetings

  • Meeting #1 – Thursday, January 25th, 2018 View PDF
  • Meeting #2 – Thursday, March 8th, 2018 View PDF
  • Meeting #3 – Thursday, April 5, 2018 View PDF
  • Special Environmental Meeting – Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – 7:00pm at Cook Park Recreation Center. Public Meeting to Discuss Environmental Remediation at 4201 E Arkansas Ave. and 2000 S Holly St. View PDF
  • Meeting #4 – Thursday, May 3, 2018 – 6:00pm at Ellis Elementary School (1651 S Dahlia St) View PDF
  • Meeting #5 – Thursday, June 7, 2018 – 6:00pm at *New Location – Salem United Church of Christ (5300 E. Florida Ave) View PDF

The Virginia Village/Ellis Community Association (VVECA) has formed a Special Committee to work on the Development Agreement with Kentro Group. To contact the VVECA Special Committee please e-mail virginiavillageorg@gmail.com.

*Additional community meetings will be scheduled throughout the rezoning process.
Meeting dates will be posted to this site as they become available.

4201 E. Arkansas Ave. – Rezoning Application

On May 15, 2018, Kentro Group submitted the required rezoning application for the 4201 E. Arkansas Ave site. The rezoning application seeks to rezone the property from the existing Campus (CMP-EI2) zone district to a mix of mixed-use and residential zone districts, including S-MX-3, S-MU-3, S-MX-5, S-MX-8 and S-MX-12.

You can access the rezoning application by clicking on the links below.

  • Rezoning Application Link View PDF
  • Proposed Zoning Map – or binary comparison b/t Campus and Proposed Zoning Map View PDF

The rezoning application was discussed at length at the four Community Meetings held on January 25, March 8, April 5 and May 3. Links to the Presentations/PDFs for all of those meetings can be found on this website next to the date of each Community Meetings.

Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions by submitting a comment on our Community Feedback link or by emailing info@kentrogroup.com.

Disposition

CDOT is moving to a new building near Colfax and Federal in the spring or summer of 2018.  State law requires owned by the State of Colorado to be offered first to local government entities.  The City and County of Denver exercised the option to acquire both 4201 E Arkansas Avenue and 2000 S Holly Street.  Denver selected Kentro Group to develop the two properties based on confidence in delivering a project beneficial to the community.

Existing Site

  • Total area: ~13.2 acres
  • Campus buildings, one to four stories in height, totaling 187,971 sq. ft.
  • 505 parking stalls
  • 8 vehicular access points
  • ~650 employees
  • Uses: office, printing facility, vehicle maintenance, water quality training facility, materials storage
  • Zoning: CMP-EI2 (campus educational institution, 12-story/150’ height limit) and S-MX-5 (suburban, mixed-use, 5-stories)
Existing Site
Existing Zoning
Existing Zoning Massing
Surrounding Land Uses
CMP-EI2: Campus-Education / Institution Zoning
CMP-EI2: Campus-Education / Institution Zoning