These Exceptions apply only to properties under Chapter 59 Zoning. If your property is under the revised 2010 Denver Zoning Code, these Exceptions do not apply.
Administrative Exceptions 59-38(A)(12) Subject to the limitations and conditions enumerated herein, the zoning administrator shall have and exercise the power to grant the following administrative exceptions. The permitting procedures set forth in section 59-41(b) shall apply.
a. Non-Conforming Uses. For such additions in floor area or land area of legal non-conforming uses as necessary to comply with lawful requirements of the city, state or federal governments.
b. Business Structures. To allow B-2 and certain other uses in a structure designed and erected for business prior to November 8, 1956, in any residential district or in the B-1 or B-2 districts.
c. Human Services. For foster family or day care for not more than 8 children at the same time, in a single unit dwelling or one unit of a multiple unit dwelling.
d. Historic Structures. For an office or fine arts gallery in a designated historic structure in the R-3 district.
e. Keeping of Animals. For animals not considered to be common and customary. This requires the Board to consider type, number, size, space, sanitation, nuisance, and intent to reproduce. The Applicant must notify abutting owners and solicit approval. This exception requires an agreement to be filed with the office of the Clerk and Recorder.
f. Existing Dwelling Units. To allow existing excess dwelling units to remain in the R-0, R-1 or R-2 districts if they have been continually maintained and occupied since May 24, 1958, and meet the Building and Health codes.
h. Retail Uses in I-1 and I-2 Districts. For sale at retail in structures erected prior to November 8, 1956, in the above districts, with conditions.
i. Recycling Collection Station. For recycling stations in business districts other than B-1, with conditions.
j. Second Kitchen Permit. For a second kitchen in single unit dwellings, for residents or domestic servants. This exception requires an agreement to be filed in the office of the Clerk and Recorder.
k. Seasonal Plant Sales Facility. For seasonal plant sales in all business districts.
l. Bed and Breakfast Lodging. For bed and breakfast lodging in historic structures in R-3 or R-3-X districts with spacing and other conditions.
m. Telecommunication Towers. For the placement of towers and their associated telecommunications support facilities in residential districts, with conditions.
n. Child Care Homes, Large. For up to 12 children, 24 months to 16 years old, expanding home occupation child care.