Downzoning In Denver

<p>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.</p>
May 1, 2008, 8am PDT | Kevin Dickson
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"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."

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Published on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 in The Rocky Mountain News
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