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In addition to zoning, other city ordinances, rules and regulations may affect land use or development.
Design review is required through the establishment of design standards and guidelines through several zone districts. Learn more.
General development plans (GDPs) establish a framework for large or phased projects in mixed-use zone districts. The GDP process provides a conceptual plan for integrating land uses with infrastructure.
For more information, view General Development Plans.
Landmark Preservation was established through the Denver Landmark Preservation Ordinance in 1967 in order to help preserve Denver's history and character.
Landmark Preservation staff perform the following services:
For more information, see Landmark Preservation.
Certain designated parkways and boulevards are regulated to preserve their unique character. Each parkway has its own right-of-way width, distance for setbacks of structures and regulations governing structures and signs.
Learn more about designated parkways and setback requirements.
The Denver Zoning Code provides that up to 40 percent of provided parking stalls may be small (compact) spaces, so long as the owner/manager is able to limit such parking to employees or residents, assign such spaces appropriately, and enforce such restrictions. Compact spaces must be specifically requested in writing and including a detailed, scaled parking plan, a justification and a $100 fee.
For more information, view the small car stalls document (PDF).
A planned unit development (PUD) is a custom zone district used to address a unique site, or a unique proposed development, when standard zone districts are not applicable. The PUD/PBG Development (Site) Plan Rules and Regulations contain the standards and approval process applicable to development plans (includes PUD site plans; planned building groups, mixed-use development plans, and planned developments).
For more information view Development (Site) Plan Review Regulations (PDF).
The Inclusionary Housing Ordinance requires private developers to provide a certain number of affordable homes within developments of 30 or more homes.
For more information, view inclusionary housing and required forms.
Site Engineering staff performs comprehensive plan review for all new development and redevelopment within the City and County of Denver for transportation, drainage and sanitary sewer uses.
For more information on these requirements, view Site Engineering.
The Denver Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Bureau reviews some types of zoning applications to ensure consistency with fire and building codes.
For more information about these reviews, view Fire Prevention & Investigation Division.