Denver Edging Towards Form-Based Code
A final version will be up for a city council vote later this year.
"Under the proposed new code, which employs a "form-based" approach, the city will be divided into seven types of districts: suburban, urban, urban edge, general urban, urban center, downtown, and special context. Different zoning rules will apply within those districts. For example, a new one-story ranch house in one of Denver's 1950s suburban neighborhoods might be considered inappropriate in a 1920s neighborhood dominated by bungalows and Denver Squares."