Agenda Item Summary


Meeting Date: 6/25/2015

Planning Commission: 6/25/2015

Staff Contact: Vicki L. Fisher, Current Planning Manager

PW Committee or L&F Committee: N/A

Petitioner: Ferber Engineering Company for Black Hills Corporation

City Council 1st Reading:  N/A

Location: In the southwest quadrant of the intersection of Catron Boulevard and Les Hollers Way

City Council 2nd Reading: N/A

Agenda Title:

15PD017 - Final Planned Development Overlay to construct an office complex


The applicant has submitted a Final Planned Development Overlay to construct an office complex for the Black Hills Corporation headquarters.  In particular, the applicant is proposing a two phase development with Phase I including the construction of two wings of a proposed four story office building and 1,030 parking spaces.  The applicant is requesting the following Exceptions: an Exception to reduce the minimum required parking from 1,593 parking spaces to 1,030 parking spaces, an Exception to allow height of 75 feet for the central portion of the proposed structure in lieu of a maximum allowed height of 45 feet, and an Exception to waive the screening fence requirement for Phase I.  Phase II will include the construction of the third wing of the office building with additional parking.  The office complex includes open office space, a fitness center, cafeteria, and a child care center for employees only which is a conditional use.  The applicant has indicated that Phase I will have a total of 700 employees.  Phase II will be constructed in 10 to 15 years and will require a Major Amendment to the Planned Development.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):



Action: Approve with Stipulations

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Attachments & Links:

Project Report

Legal Description

Letter of Intent


Site Plan

Landscaping Plan

Light Plan


Floor Plan

Street Profile