Demolition & Certificates of Demolition Eligibility

Demolition photo

Landmark Preservation planners review all applications for total demolition citywide, including for structures that are not local landmarks or that are not in historic districts. This requirement helps preserve Denver’s history by providing the community an opportunity to protect buildings that prove to have historic, architectural, geographic or cultural significance. Properties that do not have potential to be Denver landmarks are cleared to seek a total demolition permit. If a review reveals that a property may qualify for historic designation, total demolition may not be allowed. 

Owners of non-landmark, non-historic-district properties who are not currently planning demolition but who want increased certainty about a potential future demolition may apply for a Certificate of Demolition Eligibility, which involves a similar level of review. If a Certificate of Demolition Eligibility is issued, a property owner or owner's agent may proceed with a demolition application without further Landmark Preservation review for a period of five years. 

Demolition Review for Non-landmark Properties

Demolition Review for Landmarks and Historic District Properties

Certificate of Demolition Eligibility Review

Currently Posted Properties

When an application for demolition or a certification of demolition eligibility is submitted for a property that staff deems to have potential for landmark designation, notice of the application is posted on the property and on this page for 21 days. 

  • For information on how to submit a notice of intent or a landmark designation application for a posted property, visit the Historic Designations page
  • For the deadline to submit a notice of intent or designation application, see individual property postings below.

1565 N Winona Ct - Demolition

123 E Speer Blvd - CDE

2753-2763 Blake St - CDE

2813 Blake St - CDE

1565 Colorado Blvd - CDE

  • Posted on May 11, 2021
  • 21-day posting period ends on June 1, 2021

Staff Report(PDF, 268KB) and Application(PDF, 9MB)