News from Denver Community Planning & Development – Denver is seeing increasing demand for non-traditional housing. With the evolving needs of residents in mind, along with recent changes to other housing regulations, city planners are working with a Group Living Advisory Committee to evaluate the Denver Zoning Code’s rules for group living.
At a workshop on October 8, 2018, the committee addressed the Denver Zoning Code’s definition of “household.” The committee recommended including foster and guardian relationships to the list of permitted residents, and increasing the number of unrelated adults allowed to live in a single-unit dwelling beyond the current limit of two.
The committee has identified that limit — which is lower than most peer and regional cities — as an obstacle to residential options like cooperative housing and inter-generational living. Between now and April, the committee is expected to consider a revised definition of household and other updates to the zoning code, ultimately leading to a final set of recommended zoning code changes in spring 2019. Learn more at denvergov.org/groupliving.