Downzoning In Denver

Blueprint Denver, the city's comprehensive plan, calls for preserving single-family neighborhoods. But the recent move by the city council to reduce the allowed density in two communities has some residents and developers unhappy.

"The City Council's decision early Tuesday to rezone large swaths of West Highland and Sloan's Lake, limiting development to single-family homes, reflects the council's commitment to Blueprint Denver, the city's land-use and transportation road map."

"Proponents argued that multi-unit developments were out of character and out of scale with the neighborhoods, which are overwhelmingly single-family. But opponents said the redevelopment was good for the neighborhoods, and that a rezoning infringed on owners' property rights."

Full Story: Zoning changes sharpen Denver's development goals

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