Community Planning and Development Newsletter Archive

Community Planning and Development issues e-newsletters on a regular basis to keep our customers, partners, and residents updated on our work. Our general newsletter is sent a few times a year with updates on all major department initiatives underway. Our "code and policy alert" newsletter is sent monthly to announce code changes, new policies, and permitting updates that may impact development projects in Denver. Additional newsletters focus on specific interests, like landmark preservation or neighborhood planning.

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2021 Newsletters

11/18/2021 -- Join us for a conversation about design in Denver (Code and Policy Alert)
Inside: Construction careers contribution fund, RNO renewal reminder, sidewalk safety, and more

10/27/2021 -- Phase 1 of the Landmark Preservation design guidelines update is underway (Landmark Preservation)
Plus: Approved customized design guidelines for LA Alma Lincoln Park

10/20/2021 -- Denver draft proposal to require affordable homes in all large residential developments (Code and Policy Alert)
Plus: Ways to participate in a number of exciting projects

9/15/2021 -- Residential project updates, apply to sit on a code committee, and more (Code and Policy Alert)
Also inside: Learn how to design successful NZE buildings in Denver 

9/1/2021 -- We're updating the Design Guidelines for Landmark Structures and Districts (Landmark Preservation)
Also inside: The Mayor’s Design Awards return

8/25/2021 -- The Mayor's Design Awards are back! Submit your nominations today (Code and Policy Alert)
Plus: Must-know inspections information, we're hiring, and more

8/3/2021 -- La Alma Lincoln Park becomes Denver's newest historic cultural district (Landmark Preservation)
Also: Submit a video story for the historic context project and more

7/22/2021 -- New: Apply to become Denver’s head of urban design (Code and Policy Alert)
Plus: Building and zoning code updates, important inspections info, and more

7/8/2021 -- New dates for the 2022 Building and Fire Code adoption process (Code and Policy Alert)
Submit code amendment proposals now

6/23/2021 --  FREE hands-on workshop Saturday, June 26 (Landmark Preservation)
Plus: Loretto Heights update, landmark inspection tips, and more

6/16/2021 -- Building and zoning code updates to be voted on by City Council this summer (Code and Policy Alert)
Also inside: CPD hires a second deputy director 

5/14/2021 -- Special edition: 2021 Building and Fire Code adoption process (Code and Policy Alert)
Important dates and engagement opportunities inside 

4/22/2021 --  Denver Zoning Code bundle of text amendments expected to go before City Council in mid-June (Code and Policy Alert)
Also inside: Denver Green Code survey, webinar opportunities, and more

4/21/2021 --  Residents apply to designate the La Alma Lincoln Park neighborhood as Denver’s newest Historic Cultural District (Landmark Preservation)
Also inside: an update on the proposed designation of 123 Speer Blvd.

3/25/2021 -- Participate in a preservation initiative to protect and celebrate Denver's Latino/Chicano history (Landmark Preservation) 
Plus: Tax credit info, upcoming landmark webinars, and more

3/15/2021 -- Denver begins nationwide search for new Chief Building Official (Code and Policy Alert)
Plus: Zoning Code text amendments, expanding the housing affordability project, and more 

2/24/2021 -- A farewell to Denver’s building official, Scott Prisco (Code and Policy Alert)
Also inside: Group living text amendment, LDR fee, Energize Denver award winners, and more

2/8/2021 -- Denver Landmark Preservation year-in-review (Landmark Preservation)
Also inside: Upcoming landmark webinars, a new designation, and more 

2/2/2021 -- CPD permitted $3.25 BILLION in construction work last year (Code and Policy Alert)
Plus: Sidewalk safety, pilot program update, landmark webinar series, and more

1/4/2021 -- Seven things we'll carry forward from 2020 (General)
Happy new year from Denver CPD

1/12/2021 -- A big win: Denver's first landmark designation under new cultural criteria (Landmark Preservation) 
Plus: A Landmark Preservation webinar series and more

2020 Newsletters

12/21/2020 --  New website launch, e-permits innovations, and a Landmark webinar series (Code and Policy Alert)
Also inside: View recordings of past webinars, take the One Water community survey, and more

11/18/2020 -- You're invited to a virtual permitting presentation on Dec. 9! (Code and Policy Alert)
Plus: IECC checklist and webinar sessions, SUPD fee update, and more

11/17/2020 -- Special issue: You’re invited! (General)
Upcoming events you won't want to miss

10/26/2020 -- Fall Landmark Preservation news (Landmark Preservation) 
Iside: Tax rebate program on pause, a Latino Context Study launching soon, and more

10/26/2020 -- Review times, staff furloughs, and save the date for our virtual commercial permitting presentation (Code and Policy Alert)
Also inside: IECC checklist coming soon, webinar opportunities, and more

9/30/2020 -- Let's talk about gentrification and displacement (General)
Upcoming events for fall

9/16/2020 -- RSVP for a public comment meeting on proposed amendments to the 2019 Denver Building and Fire Code (Code and Policy Alert)
Also inside: Landmark inspection information, Z/NIS redistricting effort, and more

8/17/2020 -- Check out CPD's new e-permits features and updates on the code amendment process (Code and Policy Alert)
Also inside: Our August webinar, a group living update, and more

7/29/2020 -- Denver launches a pilot program to encourage a more sustainable and affordable built environment (Code and Policy Alert) 
Plus Aug. GBO webinar, past webinar videos, affordable housing fee increase, and more

7/28/2020 -- Denver's newest landmark and more (General)
July updates on neighborhood planning, the "group living" bundle of zoning amendments, bikeways, design awards, and more

6/17/2020 -- CPD's code error and unclear language amendment process is underway, and we need your help (Code and Policy Alert)
Also inside: virtual learning opportunities + important dates to remember + Denver's patio expansion program

6/1/2020 -- June updates on zoning code changes, free COVID-19 testing, and more (General)
Meet Sarah Showalter, Denver's new planning director

5/28/2020 -- Special Edition: Key updates on demo review and meetings (Landmark Preservation)
Get caught up on COVID-19 related changes

5/28/2020 -- Virtual code training now available | contractor jobs | and more news (Code and Policy Alert)
Inside: details of the city's new program for restaurants and bars, training and job opportunities, and more

5/6/2020 -- Landmark Preservation working at home (Landmark Preservation)
Learn about online services and recent news in local preservation

4/28/2020 -- Effective date for the 2019 Denver Building and Fire Code has been extended (Code and Policy Alert)
Check inspection ETAs online, and more

4/13/2020 -- Important social distancing and hygiene requirements for construction sites (Code and Policy Alert) 
Counter closures, online resources, and more

3/27/2020 -- Updates on major projects and COVID-19 impacts (General)
Doing business with us online and more

3/16/2020 -- COVID-19 impacts on construction permits, inspections (Code and Policy Alert)
Energy code presentations postponed; permit counters reduce service

3/2/2020 -- March 2 – 6: Plan reviewers and inspectors are attending annual ICC code classes (Code and Policy Alert)
Energy code training sessions and new requirements for master and TA projects

2/17/2020 -- February news from CPD (General)
Why is "group living" important to Denver?

2/13/2020 -- $5.1 BILLION – That's the value of the construction work CPD permitted in 2019 (Code and Policy Alert) 
Residential permitting presentation, energy code trainings, and more

1/22/2020 -- Important development updates from Denver CPD (Code and Policy Alert)
Permit counter hours & contact info, Colorado Garden & Home Show, and more

1/13/2020 -- Winter news from CPD (General)
We're rolling up our sleeves for a busy 2020 -- join us!

2019 Newsletters

12/20/2019 -- Landmark Preservation Winter News (Landmark Preservation)
Tilden School for Teaching Health Historic District approved and Tammen Hall reopened. 

12/9/2019 -- You’re invited to CPD's commercial permitting presentation on January 8 (Code and Policy Alert)
Plus e-permits updates, snow shoveling tips, proposed building codes, and more

11/8/2019 -- Recap from the courtesy briefing on Denver's 2019 Building and Fire Code Amendments (Code and Policy Alert)
The presentation is now available to download 

11/4/2019 -- Reminder! You're invited to a courtesy briefing on Denver's 2019 Building & Fire Code Amendments (Code and Policy Alert)
The draft 2019 code is now available to download for review

10/7/2019 -- You're invited to a courtesy briefing on Denver's 2019 Building & Fire Code Amendments (Code and Policy Alert)
Learn more at one of our upcoming presentations 

10/1/2019 -- City Council approves updates to landmark ordinance (Landmark Preservation)
New designation criteria among key changes 

9/6/2019 -- Landmark Preservation Fall News (Landmark Preservation)
Landmark ordinance update and recent historic designations.

8/20/2019 -- You’re invited! Denver’s next residential permitting presentation and other news… (Code and Policy Alert) 
Six updates from CPD

7/18/2019 -- Updates for design and construction projects in Denver (Code and Policy Alert)
8 updates for projects currently under review or coming soon

6/3/2019 -- Landmark Preservation Summer News (Landmark Preservation)
Landmark ordinance update

4/29/2019 -- Deadline extended to propose local building code amendments (Code and Policy Alert)
Amendment proposals will be accepted through May 10 

4/26/2019 -- Landmark Preservation Spring News (Landmark Preservation)
Landmark ordinance update and National Preservation Month activities.

4/18/2019 -- Updates on Denver's building code adoption, fire permits, 16th Street Mall, and more (Code and Policy Alert)
We're going into the last week to propose code amendments

4/4/2019 -- Spring news from CPD (General)
We've been busy... 

3/14/2019 -- Denver wants your input for a new building and fire code (Code and Policy Alert)
Publicly proposed amendments will be accepted until Friday, April 26

2/11/2019 -- You're invited! Plus important news for contractors and design professionals (Code and Policy Alert)
Residential permitting presentation, code amendment on electrician ratios on job sites, tips, and more

1/15/2019 -- Winter news from Denver Community Planning & Development (General)
New draft Denveright plans, neighborhood planning updates, Denver Garden and Home Show

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