Small Area Plan
Liquor and Marijuana Licensing
To view information about liquor licensing, click here.
To view information about marijuana licensing, click here.
If there are licensing applications which directly affect University Park, we will try to update pertinent information on this page.
Long House Form in University Park
The UPCC is concerned about the “long house” form of home construction being used in our community. Unless we address this through rezoning, privacy and access to sunlight are at risk in our neighborhood.
In areas zoned E-SU-Dx in University Park (see map to right), homes can be built using either the Urban House form or the Suburban House form (see graphics below). Although both provide similar square footage potential, the Urban House form restricts two story development to the front 65% of the lot and requires a step-down to one story on the rear 35% of the lot. The Suburban House form doesn’t have this restriction, and allows two stories to extend the full length of the buildable area. This can decrease privacy and block sunlight on adjacent properties.
UPCC recommends eliminating the Suburban House form option and rezoning the E-SU-Dx to E-SU-D. Eliminating the “x” removes the possibility of the “long house.”
UPCC has been working with Councilman Paul Kashmann, who recommends addressing this through an area-wide rezoning to E-SU-D.
Contact senior city planner Chandler Van Schaack with questions regarding the rezoning process at: Chandler.VanSchaack@denvergov.org
Transit Oriented Development Plan
The following is from the Plan’s introduction. To see the entire document which is intended to be a guide to transit-oriented development in Denver, click here.
The Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Strategic Plan is intended to guide the critical City-led actions needed for successful TOD in Denver. Since the 2006 TOD Strategic Plan, multiple stations have been planned and needed infrastructure improvements have been identified. Multiple city departments and agencies have policies, goals, and strategies that broadly and specifically address TOD. This strategic plan does not revise station area plans or alter long-standing TOD policies; rather, it focuses these multiple efforts into a concise work program for the City.
There are no active zoning appeals applications at this time.
For more information about the Board of Adjustment, the governing body that hears and decides appeals to the Denver Zoning Code, click here.