by Paul Kashmann
As the new year dawns, the first
major rewrite of Denver’s zoning code in more than 50 years is headed for an
April public hearing before City Council.
Denver’s Department of
Community Planning & Development had originally hoped to guide the rewrite
to Council by February, but numerous updates of the draft code as well as
repeated public airings of the changes have led to the delay.
The current schedule that
will guide the new code to Council is as follows:
Jan. 18 – Posting of
the fourth and final draft of the new code online at www.newcodedenver.org.
17 – Denver Planning Board public hearing, after which the Board will
forward a recommendation to City Council.
March 10 – City
Council’s Blueprint Denver Committee will consider the new code and decide
whether to approve filing a bill for adoption by the full council.
March 16 – Mayor
Hickenlooper and City Council review and discuss Blueprint Denver’s
March 18 – Community
Planning & Development will file a formal bill calling on City Council to
adopt the new code.
March 22 – First
reading of the new code ordinance before City Council.
April 19 – City
Council will hold a public hearing and final vote on the proposed ordinance
adopting the new code.
more information, visit www.newcodedenver.org.