The Denver zoning code has undergone several text amendments since it was adopted in 2010. A draft of a series of proposed text amendments is now available for review. As Denver Community Planning and Development staff works with customers and residents daily, we continue to identify important clarifications and substantive changes necessary to ensure that the Denver zoning code can help effectively implement Denver’s adopted plans. Read the highlights of the zoning code update
City Council Adoption Draft*, February 10, 2014
Full Redline Packet
*In the documents: Blue = text that has been moved. Red = text that has been changed.
Redline Packet by Group:
Group 1 (PDF): Design Standards (Articles 3-9 except uses and parking)
Group 2 (PDF): General Design Standards (Article 10)
Group 3 (PDF): Rules of Measurement and Definitions (Article 13)
Group 4 (PDF): Uses (Articles 3-9 Uses & Parking Tables and Article 11 Use Limitations and Definitions)
Group 5 (PDF): Parking (Articles 3-9, Parking amounts only)
Group 6 (PDF): Procedures (Article 12)
Group 7 (PDF): General Provisions – Zone Lots (Article 1)
You can participate in one of the upcoming public hearings (see below), and submit comments via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planning Board Public Hearing
On February 5, 2014, the Denver Planning Board convened a public hearing on the 2013 text amendment package and unanimously voted to recommended approval with conditions to the City Council. The Planning Board’s conditions were to include in the package additional changes recommended by CPD staff in the Planning Board staff report packet, and to make a change to the Article 1 draft, general provisions for flag lots (Group 7), to remove a limitation on the number of flag lots that CPD could approve through the administrative zone lot amendment process.
Upcoming Meetings and Public Hearings
The 2013 Text Amendment Package is being processed as a City Council ordinance, and the formal adoption process will culminate with a public adoption hearing before the City Council. Before then, the City Council’s Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure (LUTI) Committee will review the package:
- LUTI meeting: February 18, 2014. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Denver City and County Building, Room 391.
- City Council public hearing: March 24, 2014