Group living update: 2 open houses happening next month, 2 more in the works

Community Planning and Development has been working with community members, neighborhood groups, service providers and advocates to roll out potential changes to the Denver Zoning Code that would update residential use regulations that increase housing opportunities and flexibility for residents. A broad overview of the proposal is available now, a detailed proposal is coming soon, and two open houses have been scheduled for February to give the public an opportunity to learn about the proposal and weigh in.

Two additional public events are being scheduled now, but as the first is coming in a little over two weeks, we are sharing the dates of the first two now so you may plan accordingly. Please help spread the word among your membership to ensure residents can attend, learn about the potential changes and weigh in.

Group Living Project webpage:

Overview of proposed changes and next steps (PDF):

Public Open House #1

6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 11

Bruce Randolph School, 3955 Steele St., Denver

Public Open House #2

9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, February 22

Goldrick Elementary School, 1050 S. Zuni Street, Denver

About the project: With an increasing demand for non-traditional housing and the evolving needs of our residents in mind, along with recent changes to other housing regulations, city planners have been working with an advisory committee to evaluate the Denver Zoning Code’s rules for “group living.” This evaluation has included a review of land uses and definitions for: households, community corrections facilities, shelters for the homeless, residential care homes, new uses like tiny home villages, and more. Planners will be recommending updates to the zoning code that increase housing opportunities and flexibility for all residents.

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