Denver Edging Towards Form-Based Code

Denver is seeking to revise its zoning, shifting to a form-based code that more precisely dictates what type of buildings go where and what they should look like.
August 24, 2009, 8am PDT | Nate Berg
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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."

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Published on Friday, August 21, 2009 in Architectural Record
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