Denver City Council Approves Zoning Amendments Permitting Construction Up to 16 Stories in RiNo

Denver City Council Approves Zoning Amendments Permitting Construction Up to 16 Stories in RiNo

Feb 14, 2018

Client Alert

Brownstein Client Alert, February 14, 2018

On Monday, Feb. 12, the Denver City Council voted 11-1 to approve changes to the Denver Zoning Code and Municipal Code with the intent of implementing the 38th & Blake Station Area Plan Amendments—and allowing property owners to build structures up to 16 stories tall around the 38th & Blake Light Rail Station. The public hearing on the ordinances and City Council questioning went late into the evening, with supporters and opponents discussing the impacts of increased density, reduced parking requirements, gentrification, displacement and whether the new legislation was overreaching or underperforming in nature.

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