Request for a Zoning Permit for 7′ Fence – 136 N. Ash St.

November 7, 2019 / Comments (0)


Notice From: Lorantos, Adrienne A. – CPD City Planner Associate:

We’ve received an application for a fence permit that includes a section that exceeds the 6 foot height limit. Specifically, the request is to add a 50 foot section of a 7 foot tall cedar fence along the back property line.

Please review the details of the proposal (attached) and send any questions, comments or objections to [email protected] by December 5, 2019.

I’ve included the pertinent sections of the Denver Zoning Code here for your reference.

Division 10.5.5 FENCES AND WALLS

Section Maximum Height

The maximum height when forward of any Primary facing Primary Structure Facade shall be 4 feet and when located at or behind any Primary street facing Primary Structure Facade shall be 6 feet.

See Figure 10.5-11.







Section Fences

Exception to Maximum Height

The Zoning Administrator may grant a permit for fences and walls that exceed the maximum height in Section upon application in specific cases, according to Section 12.4.2 Zoning Permit Review with Informational Notice and subject to compliance with the following standards:

  1. The proposed fence or wall shall not adversely affect traffic safety or appropriate use of adjacent property.
  2. Any 4-feet linear section of an over-height fence or wall in the Primary Street setback shall be less than 50 percent solid over its entire area.
  3. The fence or wall is necessary to provide security, privacy, or protection from traffic impacts such as noise or lights.
  4. The fence shall not detract from the safety or pedestrian character of the right-of-way.
  5. The fence shall not be located in any Primary Street setback area adjacent to a designated Parkway.


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