Denver Announces Restricted Areas to Prevent Undue Concentration
Published on May 07, 2021
The Department of Excise and Licenses has completed updates to the Marijuana Facility Location Guide. This guide contains information about proximity requirements, zoning requirements, neighborhoods of undue concentration for stores and cultivation facilities, and other location requirements. The information contained in this document is provided for guidance purposes only. It is a marijuana license applicant’s own responsibility to ensure that their proposed location does not violate any applicable location restrictions.
The neighborhoods of undue concentration for stores are as follows. No new store locations may open in any of these neighborhoods, and no store may transfer its location into any of these neighborhoods.
- Overland - 14 locations
- Northeast Park Hill - 11 locations
- Baker - 10 locations
- Elyria Swansea - 10 locations
- Five Points - 10 locations
The neighborhoods of undue concentration for cultivation facilities are as follows. No new cultivation facilities may open in any of these neighborhoods, and no cultivation facility may transfer its location into any of these neighborhoods.
- Montbello - 32 locations
- Northeast Park Hill - 32 locations
- Elyria Swansea - 29 locations
- Overland - 23 locations
- College View-South Platte - 18 locations
- Lincoln Park - 18 locations
The list of neighborhoods of undue concentration will be updated on an annual basis. Limiting density of marijuana businesses is a successful tactic Denver has taken to help prevent youth marijuana use.