The Eiber Neighborhood Plan was first adopted as an amendment to the City of Lakewood Comprehensive Plan by City Council in October 2001. In April of 2015, City Council adopted a revised Comp Plan, replacing the amended version of 2001. The Comprehensive Plan now incorporates elements of the original Neighborhood Plans in its main goals and action steps, rendering the lesser plans obsolete.
Regardless, the Eiber Neighborhood Plan remains the document that guides the Eiberhood Board in its activities. No longer being an amendment of a city document now allows us to review and update the plan, the process of which is underway.
The following is a summary of the Eiber Neighborhood Plan of 2001; the guiding principles will stay the same as the revised plan is developed.
The focus of the Plan is on maintaining Eiber’s low-density, single-family residential character, improving the appearance and condition of apartments in the area, and mitigating the impacts of the 13th Avenue West Corridor light rail line.
Land Use & Property Maintenance:
Goal #1: Maintain and protect the existing single family residential areas within the Eiber neighborhood from the intrusion of high density rezoning.
Goal #2: Promote improved property maintenance on residential, commercial, and public properties.
Goal #3: Improve the condition and appearance of apartment buildings in the area.
Goal #4: Encourage the revitalization of the Colfax Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard corridors in ways that minimize impacts on the neighborhood.
Goal #5: Improve communication among residents, developers, and the City regarding land-use proposals.
13th Avenue Corridor:
Goal #1: Promote community involvement in all public planning processes done for light rail transit.
Goal #2: In an effort to maintain the single family residential land use along 13th Avenue corridor, work to identify appropriate and effective mitigation measures to address impacts to the Eiber community that may result from the development of the light rail transit.
Goal #3: Create a trail through the Eiber neighborhood.
Traffic and Public Works:
Goal #1: Promote and maintain automobile traffic volumes and speeds that are appropriate for a residential neighborhood.
Goal #2: Improve and encourage safety for pedestrians and bicyclists throughout the neighborhood, especially in areas with higher traffic volumes.
Goal #3: Alleviate negative impacts from storms and drainage problems in the Eiber community.
Goal #4: Alleviate negative impacts from traffic along West 6th Avenue.
Goal #1: Increase community awareness and participation in maintaining a safe neighborhood.
Goal #2: Work to eliminate graffiti and vandalism.
Goal #3: Increase the safety of neighborhood streets and parks.
Goal #4: Provide a safe neighborhood for children.
Community Resources & Activities:
Goal #1: Foster cultural, recreational, and leisure activities that promote inter-generational community involvement.
Goal #2: Support a positive and caring environment for area’s youth.
Goal #3: Identify ways to expand and improve the area’s parks, open space, and recreational facilities.
You can download a copy of the complete plan here.