It is critically important to understand what the new Denver zoning code means for your property and your neighbors. We have worked with many of our clients on this and you also have the option of meeting with city staff at “New Code Office Hours”. This is the content of an email that I just received on the January 2010 hours:
“Back by Popular Demand!
City schedules third round of “New Code Office Hours” January 6-7 to answer questions on Denver’s proposed new Zoning Code
Still have a question on Denver’s proposed new Zoning Code? Staff from Denver Community Planning and Development will hold another round of “New Code Office Hours” on Wednesday, January 6 and Thursday, January 7 to walk you through your remaining questions on the City’s proposed new code.
These sessions follow our heavily attended November and December office hours and the November City Council/Planning Board Listening Sessions, at which nearly 500 citizens asked questions and shared opinions on the New Code. This input is being used to inform the final version of the New Code that will be sent to City Council early this year.
The January New Code Office Hours are scheduled as follows:
• Wednesday, Jan. 6th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 4.I.4 of the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building, 201 West Colfax Ave.
• Thursday, Jan. 7th, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 1.D.1 of the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building, 201 West Colfax Ave.
IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND please register at the following link so that we may schedule adequate staffing: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MXCCQLN
The remainder of the New Zoning Code process is outlined below. Thank you for your ongoing interest and involvement in the New Code Denver effort. We are thrilled at the level of participation we’ve received from our residential and commercial communities through public meetings, e-mails, phone calls, letters and website interactions – all of which will help Denver deliver a new zoning code that offers clarity and predictability, promotes economic opportunity and preserves Denver’s economic vitality and outstanding quality of life.
New Denver Zoning Code Adoption Schedule:
Jan. 18, 2010 — Posting of fourth and final draft of the new code on the Internet at http://www.newcodedenver.org
Feb. 17, 2010 — Planning Board public hearing, after which the Board will forward a recommendation to City Council
Mar. 10, 2010 — Blueprint Denver Committee of Denver City Council considers new code and whether to approve filing a bill for adoption by the full City Council
Mar. 16, 2010 — Mayor and Council review and discuss Blueprint Denver recommendation
Mar. 18, 2010 — Community Planning and Development files a bill for an ordinance adopting the new code to be considered by City Council
Mar. 22, 2010 — City Council – first reading of new code ordinance proposal”