Denver Zoning Code Amendment Passes: Building ADUs is Easier
Building ADUs in Denver can be a loft challenge, since the uptick in interest by residents many homeowners have found themselves dissuaded from building an ADU for their property. Challenges that span from surprising costs, lack of builders, but most notably the confusing restrictions found in Denver’s Zoning code. However, on Monday, Denver’s City Council passed an ordinance that amends the Devner Zoning Code and the Former Chapter 59 Code. This amendment should allow for more flexibility and leniency when it comes to building an ADU, but there are some caveats.
Denver’s Waste No More Ordinance
Denver is actively seeking ways to improve sustainability and eco-friendly aspects of daily life, and that also includes construction. Starting on June 1, 2023, Denver is rolling out its Waste No More ordinance which will require nearly all construction and demolition projects to separate and recycle certain materials. This ordinance comes quickly after the recent approval of Ballot Initiative 306 back in November 2022. With this new requirement for construction projects citywide, homeowners, property owners, and construction companies can expect another layer of approvals before a construction permit can be issued. Let’s take a closer look at Denver’s Waste No More ordinance and what that means for your future construction project.
Weird Facts About Denver Nuggets MVP Nikola Jokic
Colorado and the rest of the States have been buzzing with the latest news about Denver Nuggets. Specifically, the NBA Star Nikola Jokic, has been in the running for being Colorado’s most outstanding professional athlete. In the spirit of this year’s NBA finals and recent series success for the Denver Nuggets, here are some random facts about Nikola Jokic!
Montclair ADU rezoning denied
The Montclair neighborhood of Denver was recently exploring the possibility of rezoning a large portion of properties for accessory dwelling units or ADUs. The residents of both Montclair and Mayfair should have a majority disinterest towards rezoning the neighborhood, prompting Councilmembers to abandon the move.
Denver claims permit times were cut in half due to a lack of submittals
From a recent Bisnow Denver article, Denver claims its Permit Times has been cut almost in half since November of last year. If this is true, this will be a great benefit for residents and builders looking to perform some kind of construction soon. Denver’s Community Development and Planning Department have long been plagued with a notorious problem of extensive delays surrounding its permit approval times. In fact, the most recent record number of delays was seen just a few weeks ago when the Average Time to Permit Approval reached well over 300 days.
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