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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 By-Laws (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.


Please note that starting in January 2016 Planning Board meetings will be held in the Parr-Widener Community Room #389 at the City and County Bldg. 1437 Bannock St.

The new location will allow meetings to be 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.

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. Click here to read board member bios (PDF).

Term Expires 
 Andy Baldyga, Vice Chair  June 30, 2016
 Jim Bershof  June 30, 2016
 Don Elliott  June 30, 2018
 Renee Martinez-Stone  June 30, 2017
 Brittany Morris Saunders  June 30, 2016
 Joel Noble  June 30, 2017
 Susan Pearce  June 30, 2015
 Arleen Taniwaki  June 30, 2017
 Julie Underdahl, Chair  June 30, 2015
 Frank Schultz  June 30, 2015
 Chris Smith  June 30, 2017


Meeting Agendas

Next Meeting 

February 3rd (Agenda PDF)

Supporting Documents (click for PDFs)

Previous Meeting

January 20th (Agenda PDF)

Supporting Documents (click for PDFs)

View meeting records to previous meetings.