Rezoning is a public process, culminating in a decision by the Denver City Council, that changes the rules for land use and types of buildings permitted on a given property by changing its zone district. Because the process amends the city’s official zoning map, a rezoning is also referred to as a “map amendment.”
Rezoning can take from four to six months or more after an application is submitted, depending on the complexity of the case, and involves public hearings before the Planning Board and City Council.
Rezoning is not changing the use of a property. For a change of use, if the intended use is already allowed under the existing zone district, a zoning permit may suffice. If you have a question about a property’s current zoning, contact the zoning team at firstname.lastname@example.org.