Denver’s local landmark designation program is an opportunity for the community to recognize properties of historical, architectural, geographical and cultural importance to the city and its residents.
Staff reports for proposed designations will be posted ahead of the appointed meeting or public hearing. If you use assistive technology and have trouble accessing the content in the PDF documents below, please contact Landmark@denvergov.org.
Landmark Preservation planners review all applications for total demolition and for certificates of demolition eligibility (CDEs) 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. Reviews determine whether the property has potential for designation.
Properties that do not have potential are cleared for demolition or granted the CDE. For properties that do have potential, notice of the demolition/CDE application is posted for three weeks. If a designation application or a notice of intent to file a designation application is submitted, the property and next steps will be listed on this page.
For complete details on the demolition/CDE review process, including currently posted properties, visit the Demolition and Certificate of Demolition Eligibility Review page.
Submitting a Notice of Intent to File a Designation Application
How to submit
A document stating "The signatory(ies) intend to file an application for designation of <PROPERTY ADDRESS>" and signed by all signatories listed in the statement, with their addresses included, must be delivered to Denver Landmark Preservation by the deadline listed for the property on the Demolition and Certificate of Demolition Eligibility Review page. The document may be submitted one of the following ways:
- Submit in person at the Records Desk on the second floor of the Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., Denver.
- Submit by email by scanning the signed document and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who may submit
City ordinance allows for three types of persons to submit a notice of intent to file a designation application:
- The executive director of Community Planning and Development
- A member or members of City Council
- Three (3) residents of the City and County of Denver