A "zone lot" is a buildable piece of land. An approved zone lot will meet zoning code requirements for minimum size, minimum width, required frontage on a public street, and in some cases, limits on structures and uses.
Zone lot boundaries may be changed if the proposed new zone lot(s) will meet the regulations of the zone district in which the property is located.
Before You Begin
Zone lots versus tax parcels
Denver uses a “parcel” to levy and collect property taxes. A zone lot could have the same boundaries as a tax parcel but could also contain multiple tax parcels or only portions of a tax parcel. A simple example of this is a duplex property. A duplex is one structure generally located on a single zone lot, but with two tax parcels. Some situations may be more complex, and city staff will help you navigate these.
Download brochure: Will My Proposed Assessor’s Parcel(s) Comply with Denver Zoning Rules?(PDF, 131KB)
Demolition may be necessary
If the proposed zone lot amendment will leave behind an accessory structure (like a garage, shed, or fence) by itself or will divide an existing structure between two or more new zone lots, such structures must be demolished before the zone lot amendment application can be approved.
Landmark and historic district properties
Landmark Preservation reviews applications for zone lot amendments for all individual landmarks and properties located in a historic district to determine whether the zone lot combination or split adversely affects the historic character and historic development patterns of the landmark or historic district.
How to Apply