Zoning & Redevelopment

Construction, Home Improvements, etc.

If you are considering doing construction on your property, putting up a fence, or researching which projects require a permit or licensed contractor.

Construction Procedures for Neighbors to Know.

For the latest information on Denver’s Zoning Code, neighborhood classifications and regulations, and to find out the current zoning by a particular address or intersection, click here:  Denver Zoning Code.

Our Zoning Committee

The neighborhood association is lucky to have several board members who are professionals in the area of real estate, law and architecture. They act on our behalf to preserve the integrity of the neighborhood by reviewing each zoning application and representing the membership in front of the City and County of Denver Board of Adjustments for Zoning Appeals and the City Council. An example of their work is their close interaction with the City and private developers to ensure that major infill projects in Hilltop and surrounding areas are compatible with the neighborhood and enhance the quality of life.

Current and recently completed projects in and around Hilltop:

The Green Flats Project – Redevelopment
The CPHCA received notice of a request to rezone a section of Holly Street just south of the commercial development (Park Burger, High Point Creamery and Novo Coffee).  The initial public hearing scheduled for March 7, 2018 has been postponed to April 4, 2018 to allow for more opportunity to provide public comment. Here is the application and this is the concept plan The Green Flats Proposal 10.17 (1)

Our Association scheduled two meetings for neighbors to learn more about the project (on March 4 and 21st) and encourage you to offer public comment.  Please see our description (below) of the rezoning process and submitting public comment.

UPDATE 4/15:

The Community Planning Board held a meeting to review the application and hear public comment on April 4.  The vote at the meeting denied the application based on the inconsistency between the zoning code district of the properties and the zoning code the applicant used in the application (S-MU-3).  The planning board encouraged the applicant to meet with the Community Planning and Development staff to review what options they could suggest to move the application forward.  A record of this meeting will be available shortly here: CPB Meeting Records.

Members of the Zoning Committee of our RNO, the Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association, met on Tuesday, April 10 with CPD staff and the applicant and developer.  The applicant is presently deciding which option best serves their needs/goals.  At the meeting the city staff recommended the Association use the services of a professional mediator and agreeing this is a good idea, our Association has engaged the mediator and started the process of setting up meetings with the concerned parties.

10 S. Colorado Blvd – Redevelopment
An application to rezoning this parcel immediately north of the 30-50 S. Colorado Blvd project was recently received.  The application shows two duplex units (for a total of four dwellings) with access off the alley to a two-car garage for each unit. This rezoning request will go before the planning board and city council soon and we will keep the neighborhood informed.  Here is the application and current concept plan. 

30-50 S. Colorado Blvd – Redevelopment
The CPHCA, the developer, and adjacent neighbors recently reached agreement regarding the rezoning of this former church site.  Documents have been signed to restrict development to no more than 11 duplexes (22 units) with a maximum height of 35 feet.  Units will have enclosed 2 car garages.  The property will be accessed by a private alley between Albion and Colorado Blvd and will include a small internal lane.  Visitor parking will be available along this lane.  This rezoning request will go before city council for a public hearing on March 12.  Per the developers, demolition of the church is tentatively scheduled for January. 2018.  Here is the current concept plan. 

9+CO – Redevelopment
In February 2014, CU regents approved sale of their former health sciences campus to Continuum Partners. On December 8, 2014, Denver City Council approved Tax Increment Financing for the project.  Their plan envisions retail, residential and office space on 25-acre Denver property.  Visit the Continuum Partners website to learn more about the project: www.9thandcolorado.com and also here on the CU website for additional background information.  Here is the latest information about the project.

Buckley Annex Redevelopment
For more information, please visit: http://lowryredevelopment.org/annex/

List of Notices for ReZoning and Liquor License Applications

What is the process for rezoning a property?

Re-zoning is a public process.  If a developer or a neighbor wishing to change the zoning for a particular property, they need to obtain neighborhood buy-in before they apply for re-zoning.  This usually involves the developers speaking to surrounding neighbors in one-on-one meetings and in group meetings with the neighbors and the adjacent Registered Neighborhood Organizations and their members (Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Assn for example).  If the developer decides to go ahead with re-zoning, there are opportunities for residents to offer public comments and send letters/emails/phone calls to the Denver Planning Department, Planning Board, and City Council. The formal process is for the developer to work first with the Planning Department.  This department makes a recommendation of yes or no to the developer and to the Planning Board.  If the developer seeks to continue and take it to the Planning Board, the Planning Board hears the proposal and conducts a public hearing.  If it passes Planning Board, it comes to council committee, and if passing there it goes to City Council, where there is also a public hearing.  For a more complete and official explanation of the process, visit Denver Community Planning and Development Apply for a Rezoning.

If you are not able to answer your zoning questions with the above information or by visiting www.DenverGov.org, you can also email the Cranmer Park / Hilltop Neighborhood Association Zoning Committee at info@DenverHilltop.com