Zoning Description

Use the chart below to learn more about the zoning for your property. The zoning code contains three or four parts.  The first part represents the neighborhood context, the second part represents the dominant building form and character, and the third part represents the minimum zone lot size.  Occasionally there is an additional number or letter as the fourth part which represents a special purpose.  For more detailed information, see the Denver Zoning Code.

Example: The zoning code for the location of the Wellington Webb Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave, is 

D-C, UO-1 (D-C first part, UO second part, and 1 third part).  

Don't see your zoning code listed below?  View Former Chapter 59.

Neighborhood Context
(1st Letter)
Dominant Building Form and Character
(2nd Letters)
Minimum Zone Lot Size in Sq Feet or Maximum Building Height
(3rd Letter or Number
Special Purpose
(4th Number or Letter)

C = Urban Center

CO = Overlay District

CMP = Campus
D = Downtown
DO = Overlay District
E = Urban Edge
G = General Urban
I = Industrial
M = Master Planned
OS = Open Space
S = Suburban
U = Urban
UO = Overlay District

CC = Commercial Corridor
MS = Main Street
MU = Multi Unit
MX = Mixed Use
RH = Row House
RO = Residential Office
RX = Residential Mixed Use
SU = Single Unit
TU = Two Unit
TH = Town House

A = 3,000

B = 4,500
C = 5,500
D =6,000
E = 7,000
F = 8,500
G = 9,000
H = 10,000
I = 12,000

2 = 2 stories
2.5 = 2.5 stories
3 = 3 stories
5 = 5 stories
8 = 8 stories
12 = 12 stories
16 = 16 stories
20 = 20 stories

1 = Accessory dwelling units allowed throughout (e.g., U-SU-C1)

2 = Accessory dwelling unit and duplexes allowed on certain corners (e.g., U-SU-C2)

x = Special provisions tailored to that zone district (e.g., U-SU-Dx)

 

Denver Zoning Map


Denver Zoning map

  • Use the Denver Zoning map to look up the zone district for your property.
  • Then view the article to the left that applies to your zone district.

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