Second series of public workshops set for August to review input to Denver’s draft new zoning code

Second series of public workshops set for August to review input to Denver’s draft new zoning code

Mayor John Hickenlooper and City Council President Jeanne Robb today announced the second series of public meetings to review and discuss the current draft of the City’s new zoning code. 
 
The Council District meetings scheduled in August will provide the community an opportunity to review the updated draft and see how public input from meetings held earlier this year has been incorporated. It will also allow the public to provide additional comments that will help further shape the draft.
 
To date, the public has been invited to review and comment on the draft at more than 50 public workshops have been held citywide, in each Council District and with organizations such as INC (Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation), Denver Board of Realtors and the Denver Metro Commercial Association of Realtors. The public has also been able to review and comment online at www.newcodedenver.org. To date, more than 3,300 people attended the meetings and more than 13,000 people visited the website. Comments received thus far have were considered as part of  revisions to the current draft.
 
“We’re encouraged by the amount of public interest and involvement in the new code,” said Peter Park, Denver’s manager of Community Planning and Development. “We have made many improvements based on public feedback and look forward to discussing the revised draft in the upcoming meetings.”
 
The additional meetings are scheduled as follows:
  • Tuesday, Aug. 11: Council District 1 at Lake Middle School, 1820 Lowell Blvd.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 12: Council District 11 at Dist. 2 Police Station, 3921 Holly St.
  • Thursday, Aug. 13: Council District 7 at Southwest Improvement Council, Sandos Hall, 1000 S. Lowell Blvd.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 18: Council District 5 at Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape St.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 19: Council District 3 at Barnum Recreation Center, 360 Hooker St.
  • Thursday, Aug. 20: Council District 6 at District 3 Police Station, 1625 S University Blvd.
  • Saturday, Aug. 22: Council District 8 at Church in the City, David’s Tent, Lower Sanctuary, 1580 Gaylord St.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 25: Council District 10 at National Jewish Hospital, Molly Blank Conference Center, 1400 Jackson St.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 26: Council District 9 at Asbury Event Center, 3011 Vallejo
  • Thursday, Aug. 27: Council District 4 Schlessman Family YMCA, Colorado Room, Lower Level, 2625 S. Colorado Blvd.  
The public can learn which Council District they live in at http://www.denvergov.org/DenverMaps/downloads/maps/ElectionPrec/precinct_map_citywide.pdf, but is invited to attend any of the meetings regardless of where they live in the City.
 
Through public comment, the draft zoning code is a comprehensive rewrite intended to fix Denver’s 53-year-old, unwieldy, patch-worked zoning code. The resulting new Denver zoning code will support a growing economy, a sustainable environment, a diverse mix of housing, strong neighborhoods and a high quality of life. Learn more at www.newcodedenver.org
 
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Contact:
Communications Director Eric Brown or
Deputy Comm. Dir. Sabrina D’Agosta
W. 720-865-9016
 

Posted on Aug 04, 2009 (Archive on Nov 02, 2009)
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