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North Denver's future
Living Streets
Westwood plan
Construction info for neighbors
Building code adoption
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Are you ready
to sell your garden veggies in 2015? 
heirloom tomatoes Spring is here! 
This year will mark the first full growing season in which city residents may sell from their homes fresh produce and "cottage foods" that they grow and make themselves, with a permit. Find out more including how to get your home-occupation permit at our website.


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A bright future for north Denver
north denver kids Denver City Council unanimously approved neighborhood plans for Globeville and Elyria-Swansea, as well as a master plan for the National Western Center. The plans align with one another and set north Denver on course for a bright and prosperous future, with a nod to its historic legacy.

The neighborhood plans were crafted over more than two years based on community input, and they recommend ways to create more unique, strong, connected and healthy neighborhoods. 
The National Western Center plan proposes a visionary transformation of the National Western Complex and Denver Coliseum sites into a must-see destination and regional asset, enhancing these current Denver landmarks through creative year-round activity.


Not just complete streets: Living Streets.
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Community Planning and Development and Public Works published Denver Living Streets
-- a user-friendly overview highlighting the best examples of Denver's living streets. The guide was developed to aid planners, neighborhoods, business districts, nonprofits and others as they seek to cultivate living streets.


Living streets are vibrant places where people of all ages and physical abilities feel safe and comfortable using any mode of travel (walking, biking, transit, or private automobile). Living streets combine context-sensitive development with complete streets to promote active living, increase mobility, capitalize on infrastructure investments and stimulate economic development on our most traveled urban corridors. Learn more at DenverGov.org/LivingStreets.


Westwood plan kicks off with workshop
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February Westwood meeting
City planners recently met with residents and business owners to kick off a plan for Westwood's future. At the February 26 workshop, neighbors discussed their concerns and ideas about their neighborhood.

If you're a resident or business owner in Westwood, help create a vision for your neighborhood plan by reviewing the information on DenverGov.org/Westwood and signing up for Westwood e-news.
Construction in your neighborhood?

In 2014, Denver saw a 24 percent increase in all types of building permits over the prior year -- from remodels and additions to new multi-family projects. 


Although any given project can cause temporary inconven-iences for neighbors, every project must follow Denver's safety codes to minimize ill effects on the community. 


If you're curious about basic rules for construction projects, visit our web page on construction procedures for neighbors to know. Contact 311 to report construction-related code violations.


2015 Building code amendments underway
In 2015, Denver will adopt the 2015 international codes for building and fire safety, bringing Denver regulations in line with the latest building safety and energy-efficiency standards worldwide. As part of code adoption, city officials are considering Denver-specific amendments to the codes.

Review proposed amendments and meeting schedules at DenverGov.org/buildingcode.

Planning and zoning at your fingertips
Visit DenverGov.org/CPD to find up-to-date planning and zoning information about any property in Denver.

Do I live in a designated "Area of Change?"
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Blueprint Denver map
Visit our Blueprint Denver page and go to the map to view current land use classifications across the whole city.

What city plans apply to my neighborhood?
Visit our completed plans page and go to the map that allows you to search using your address. All plans, assessments and studies are available online.

What's my zoning?
Our online zoning map can quickly tell you the zone district for any address in Denver.

How can I learn about proposed rezonings?
Review proposed rezonings, and visit our rezoning page, where you'll find general information about the rezoning process for applicants and neighbors.

How can I contact the Planning Board?
Visit our Planning Board page to learn the best way to submit comments for a public hearing to ensure your voice is heard.

How can I provide feedback to Denver CPD?
Please take our survey and let us know about your experience with planning and development in Denver!
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