The Denver Zoning Code is context-based, an approach that sets standards for compatible development. Watch the video below to learn how the Denver Zoning Code works and read the Neighborhood Context section to learn about how context is defined locally.
The Denver Zoning Code is inteded to balance conservation and development, achieve design excellence in the built environment, and guide Denver's prosperous and sustainable future.
For additional details on the code's intent, read Article 1 (PDF).
The Denver Zoning Code is organized by neighborhood contexts. A context-based approach sets standards for compatible development. The neighborhood contexts are distinguished from one another by their physical and functional characteristics including but not limited to: