The City of Denver’s Department of Community Planning and Development is preparing to kick off a ‘Residential Infill’ project within a multi-part effort to diversify housing options in new and existing neighborhoods. The Residential Infill project will implement City Council-adopted policy for improved access to opportunity in residential neighborhoods through more diverse housing choices while addressing common concerns about design that doesn’t fit in with the mass, scale and form of older homes. The project will explore zoning updates to:
1. Allow for familiar and more naturally affordable housing that can gently broaden our available housing options, like duplexes, row homes, and accessory dwelling units in appropriate locations
2. Ensure that the design of new infill construction is sensitive to the surrounding design context
3. Retain neighborhood heritage and culture through preservation of existing homes
To learn more about Missing Middle or diverse housing choices, this website has a good introduction to the topic along with link to further exploration.