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Neighborhood Context

The Denver Zoning Code is organized by neighborhood contexts. A context-based approach sets standards for compatible development. The neighborhood contexts are distinguished from one another by their physical and functional characteristics including but not limited to: 

  • street, alley and block patterns
  • building placement and height
  • diversity, distribution and intensity of land uses
  • diversity of mobility options
 

Suburban Neighborhood

Curving streets, single-family residential and shopping centers.

 

Urban Center Neighborhood

Mixed use with both residential and commercial, high pedestrian activity, multi modal transportation.

 
Mixed use with both residential and commercial, high pedestrian activity, multi modal transportation
 
Mixed use with both residential and commercial, high pedestrian activity, multi modal transportation
 

Urban Edge Neighborhood

Curving and grid street patterns, single family residential and shopettes.

 

Downtown Neighborhood

Mixed use, transit hub, tallest buildings, high pedestrian activity, historic areas.

 

Urban Neighborhood

Regular street grid, single family residential and main streets and corner stores.

 

Special Context and Districts 

For areas that typically serve a principal purpose.

 

General Urban Neighborhood

Predominantly multi family, grid and alley block pattern, main streets and corner stores, multi modal.