The Denver zoning code is a foundational document that evolves with the city as its needs change; it has undergone several text amendments based on identified needs and public feedback.
Text amendments to the Denver Zoning Code are generally initiated by Community Planning and Development staff and must be adopted by City Council.
2015 TEXT AMENDMENT BUNDLE #1
As part of the city’s ongoing effort to keep the Denver Zoning Code modern, clear and user-friendly, the Denver Community Planning and Development department will propose a new series of text amendments to the code. Updates for usability, clarification, and substance are prioritized in response to customer and community feedback, industry changes, and other factors. The PLANNING BOARD REDLINE DRAFT
(PDF) is now available. Earlier draft versions are available on request. For more information, check out the planning board draft summary
(PDF), the Summary of the Text Amendment Process, Purpose, and Proposed Changes
(PDF) or contact Senior City Planner Kyle Dalton (firstname.lastname@example.org
NATIONAL WESTERN CENTER ZONING
This text amendment proposes to introduce a new zone district to begin the implementation of the National Western Center Master Plan vision, consistent with the recently-adopted Globeville and Elyria and Swansea Neighborhood Plans. An accompanying map amendment would apply the new zone district to properties owned by the Western Stock Show Association or the City and County of Denver. The PUBLIC REVIEW DRAFT
(PDF) is now available. For more information, check out the public review summary
(PDF), or contact Senior City Planner Steve Nalley (email@example.com
Councilmember Judy Montero is sponsoring these text amendments to add three new overlay districts in Highland. One design overlay and two conservation overlays will reflect Highland’s unique characteristics and reinforce development patterns consistent with the neighborhood’s distinct character. The PUBLIC REVIEW DRAFT (PDF) is now available. For more information, check out the public review summary (PDF), or contact Senior City Planner Steve Nalley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SMALL LOT PARKING EXEMPTION (Potential text amendment under evaluation)
The Denver Zoning Code currently exempts small lots (6,250 square feet and smaller as of June 25, 2010) in mixed-use commercial zone districts from providing off-street parking. The intent of this exemption is to provide flexibility for small lots and encourage reuse of existing buildings in limited areas of the city. CPD and Councilwoman Jeanne Robb hosted a focus group session February 11 to discuss the exemption and explore options for revising it. View a meeting summary (PDF). For more information contact Senior City Planner Abe Barge (email@example.com) or Associate City Planner Ryan Winterberg-Lipp (firstname.lastname@example.org).