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Great Places in America
Denver to adopt 2015 I-Codes
Globeville plan draft
Budget bump for CPD?
Cherry Creek zoning
Golden Triangle plan
Historic design guidelines in effect
Denver's Newest Landmark
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227 S. Lincoln St.
In September, the private residence at 227 S. Lincoln St. became our city's "newest" historic landmark. The 1890 Queen Anne house was designed by prominent Denver Architect William Lang.

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La Alma/Lincoln Park named one of America's great neighborhoods
The Arts District on Santa Fe is located
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The American Planning Association (APA) recently named Denver's La Alma/ Lincoln Park neighborhood one of its "Great Places in America." APA's Great Places in America program annually honors 30 exemplary streets, neighborhoods and public spaces that add value to communities and foster economic growth.

La Alma/Lincoln Park is one of Denver's oldest neighborhoods, dating back to the 1850s, with a strong sense of history and community. A mixed-use neighborhood just southwest of downtown, La Alma/Lincoln Park is known for its Hispanic and Latino heritage, variety of housing types, diverse land uses, historic treasures, transit, a strong job base, the Art District on Santa Fe, parks and greenways, and a broad range of cultural and public facilities.

La Alma/Lincoln Park was chosen for its unique and authentic characteristics - many of which have evolved from years of thoughtful, deliberate planning and preservation by residents, community leaders and city planners. More >> 

Denver to adopt 2015 international codes
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Next year Denver will adopt the 2015 international codes for building and fire safety, bringing Denver regulations in line with the latest building safety standards worldwide. As part of code adoption, city officials are kicking off a public engagement process to identify any potential Denver-specific amendments to the codes. (It's common for municipalities to amend the international codes to address climate, clarity or cost.)


For more on how to propose an amendment, or what to expect if you're planning a project in Denver, visit DenverGov.org/buildingcode.


Globeville Plan now available for review
Globeville plan draft Using community input received over more than two years, the Globeville Neighborhood Plan outlines a vision and weaves together a set of strategies that collectively can foster a unique, strong, connected and healthy Globeville.

You can view the draft plan at DenverGov.org/globeville, or review hard copies at the front counter of the Valdez-Perry Library at 4690 Vine Street. Learn more about the proposed plan and provide your feedback at a public meeting on October 7.

Globeville neighborhood plan public meeting
Tuesday, October 7, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Laradon Hall -- 5100 Lincoln Street, Denver
Spanish-language interpretation will be provided.

Budget proposal looks to bolster planning and development services
Mayor Michael B. Hancock's 2015 city budget proposal includes significant increases for staffing in Denver Community Planning and Development (CPD). With a recommended 31 new team members supporting planning, permitting and inspection efforts, the proposal will allow us to meet the demands of a booming population, vibrant economy and increased development.

Denver City Council is currently reviewing the totality of the city budget recommendations and is expected to approve a budget in November. View CPD's budget presentation to City Council on Denver8. Read the full city budget proposal here.

New Cherry Creek zoning draws support
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Proposed new zoning for the Cherry Creek North area will enhance the pedestrian-oriented features of the district
On October 27, Denver City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed zoning for the Cherry Creek mixed-use district. The zoning recommendation comes after more than a year of analysis, discussion and public input led by an all-volunteer Cherry Creek Zoning Technical Task Force.

The new, custom zoning is designed to enhance the live/work/play nature of the Cherry Creek mixed-use district.

The Denver Planning Board recommended adoption of the zoning recommendations following a public hearing on September 3. Several community members turned out to voice their support for the zoning, as well as their hope that city and regional government agencies will continue to focus on transit and transportation improvements in the area.

A user-friendly summary of the recommendations, as well as the proposed zoning code text and zoning map are now available at DenverGov.org/CherryCreek.

City Council public hearing on Cherry Creek zoning
October 27, 5:30 p.m.
1437 Bannock St., room 451

Bold new Golden Triangle plan moves to Denver City Council for adoption

Vision arts and culture trail
Rendering from the Golden Triangle plan
For more than a year, planners have been working with community partners to draft a new Golden Triangle Neighborhood Plan.

The new plan is based on community input gathered through a wide range of outreach efforts including public workshops, surveys and an interactive outdoor event called Triangle Transformations.

Input from Golden Triangle residents, business owners, landowners, workers and others has led to a plan that lays the framework for an eclectic, connected, creative and livable Golden Triangle.

On October 1, the Denver Planning Board approved the Golden Triangle Neighborhood Plan. Check DenverGov.org/goldentriangle for upcoming City Council dates.

Historic design guidelines now in effect 

Denver homeowners, architects and contractors working to update a designated landmark or historic district property can look forward to a smoother design review process thanks to the adoption of updated design guidelines by the city's Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC). The guidelines went into effect on October 1.


The new guidelines offer a "how-to" approach for property owners and design professionals with easy-to-follow charts and graphs as well as new and better guidance on modern energy-efficiency improvements, additions, new construction, and signs, among other topics. View the new guidelines here.


Join us for the Mayor's Design Awards 
The Mayor's Design Awards are presented to Denver homeowners, business owners, nonprofits, artists and others for their creative contributions to the public realm through innovative design. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more at DenverGov.org/MDA.

The Mayor's Design Awards
November 13, 2014
6 p.m.
The Studio Loft at the Denver Performing Arts Complex
908 14th St. (14th & Champa)

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