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Planning Board

The Denver Planning Board advises the mayor and Denver City Council on land use matters including planning and zoning. The 11-member board reviews and makes recommendations on rezoning requests, plans, certain district design standards and guidelines, view planes and other land use rules and regulations.

The Denver Planning Board is established through the Denver Revised Municipal Code, Chapter 12, Article II, Division 2. The board follows the ordinance and the Planning Board Bylaws (PDF). For more information about the Planning Board, see Frequently Asked Questions (PDF). 

Meeting Time and Location

Planning Board meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m. Agenda and supporting documents are posted one week prior to each meeting. Meetings are held in the Parr-Widener Community Room (#389) of the City and County Building, 1437 Bannock St. Meetings are also broadcast live on Denver's Channel 8 and online at www.Denver8.TV

Overflow seating: City and County Building Room 391, next door to Parr-Widener, will have a television broadcasting the meeting live on occasions when additional seating may be needed.

Accessibility: If you need a sign language interpreter or CART Services, contact at least three business days ahead of the meeting you'd like to attend. For other public accommodation requests/concerns related to a disability, please contact

Public Hearings

The sequence for most cases reviewed by the Planning Board is as follows:

  1. Planning Board meeting (includes a public hearing)
  2. Denver City Council’s Neighborhoods and Planning (PLAN) committee meeting (public hearing optional)
  3. Denver City Council meeting (includes a public hearing)

Design Review

The Planning Board has jurisdiction to conduct urban design review and make a recommendation on final action to the zoning administrator in four areas of the City:

  1. Denver Union  Station T-MU-30 Zoning (Ord. #707-04)
  2. PUD #531 (Commons: west of Union Station and roughly bounded by Wewatta, Commons Park, 20th Street, and Speer Boulevard)
  3. PUD #449 (Highland Gardens Village: roughly bounded by West 38th Avenue, West 36th Avenue, Tennyson Street and Wolff Street)
  4. Arapahoe Square (D-AS) Design Standards and Guidelines

Applicants should work with their Project Coordinator in Development Services and consult the Planning Board design review submittal requirements (PDF) for information about what is required.


Board members are appointed by the mayor for three-year terms on a volunteer basis. Read board member bios (PDF).

Term Expires 
 Heidi Aggeler  June 30, 2020
 Jim Bershof  June 30, 2019
 Erin Clark  June 30, 2020
 Ignacio Correa-Ortiz  June 30, 2019 
 Don Elliott  June 30, 2018
 Renee Martinez-Stone  June 30, 2020
 Joel Noble  June 30, 2020
 Susan Pearce  June 30, 2018
 Frank Schultz  June 30, 2018
 Susan Stanton  June 30, 2019
 Julie Underdahl, Chair  June 30, 2018


Meeting Agendas

Next Meeting 

May 2, 2018 (Agenda PDF)

Supporting Documents (click for PDFs)

Previous Meeting

April 18, 2018 (Agenda PDF)

Supporting Documents (click for PDFs)



NOTE: if you use assistive technology and would like to access the content in these documents, please contact

View meeting records to previous meetings.