Denver Landmark Preservation was created by the Denver City Council through the adoption of Denver's landmark preservation ordinance (Chapter 30 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code) in 1967 to foster the protection, enhancement, perpetuation, and use of structures and districts of historical, architectural, and/or geographic significance. Since then, the ordinance has been updated numerous times, most recently in 2012, to ensure the Denver's preservation program aligns with construction and preservation standards as well as other city processes and policies.
In 2018, a task force will once again review and potentially update the landmark ordinance. The task force will consider ways the preservation process could become more collaborative and address conflicts that sometimes emerge from historic district designations and individual landmark designations opposed by property owners, with a focus on balancing property rights with community interest in the preservation of Denver history, architecture and neighborhood character. The task force will set its own scope of work and may also address opportunities for mediation and collaboration in the designation process, methods for documenting support and opposition of historic-district designations, how Denver can reduce the environmental impact of demolitions, and options are available for preserving neighborhood character.
The ordinance update will be led by a task force made up of 18 members representing a variety of roles, perspectives and constituencies. The task force will meet monthly, and meetings will be open to the public.
1-4 p.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., Room 4.I.5
|Will Baker||Denver resident|
|Mark Bowman||Building & Residence Denver, broker associate|
|Scott Chomiak||Koelbel Urban Homes, real estate developer|
|Amy Cole||Denver resident|
|Chris Cowan||ARA Newmark, realtor|
|Stephanie Fernandez||Galloway & Company, project lead|
|Kevin Flynn||Denver City Council, District 2|
|Adam Harding||Roth Sheppard Architects, partner|
|Hayden Hirschfeld||Shames Makovsky, real estate broker|
|Dennis Humphries||Humphries Poli Architects|
|Charles Jordy||Landmark Preservation Commission, Chair
Jordy Construction, president
|Robin Kneich||Denver City Council, At-large|
|Annie Levinsky||Historic Denver, executive director|
|Tania Salgado||Lower Downtown Design Review Board Chair, Hand Print Architecture Principal|
|Rosemary Stoffel||Denver Resident|
Task Force Meeting #3
2-4 p.m., Tuesday, May 8
Webb Municipal Building, Room 4.F.6
201 W. Colfax Ave.
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For questions and comments on the landmark ordinance update, contact the project manager, Principal City Planner Kara Hahn (email@example.com).