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1 Neighborhood Plan Anne Lindsey Don Eberle

2 Civic Center Census Tract (20) Population

3 Key Dates – Denver City Council Actions 1994 – B-8-G Zoning Adopted (was B-8) 1998 – Golden Triangle Neighborhood Plan Adopted 2002 – B-8-G Design Guidelines Adopted 2007 – Downtown Area Plan Adopted 2010 – New Denver Zoning Code Adopted – B-8-G renamed D-GT, boundaries shrunk 1/17/2012Annual Meeting-Golden Triangle Association

4 Old B-8-G Zone District 1/17/2012Annual Meeting-Golden Triangle Association

5 Current Zoning 1/17/2012Annual Meeting-Golden Triangle Association

6 What is Zoning? Regulations governing the use of land – Types of businesses – Building height, density, coverage on a lot – Parking needed Denver City Council approves all changes Provides the legal framework for decisions by City Staff about development Most of our area is zoned D-GT, also D-CV, PUD & Park area 1/17/2012Annual Meeting-Golden Triangle Association

7 What is a Neighborhood Plan? Vision of how a neighborhood should evolve Formally adopted by City Council Should involve all stakeholders May suggest changes to zoning, design guidelines Provides guidance to City Staff – Example, both 1998 GT Plan and 2007 Downtown Plan recommended reviewing changing Cherokee and Delaware back to two-way streets 1/17/2012Annual Meeting-Golden Triangle Association

8 1998 GT Plan Mission The Golden Triangle Neighborhood will become an urban village: – a mixed-use neighborhood with diverse uses and users – a walkable community with lively public spaces – an identifiable neighborhood with a strong sense of place – a unique neighborhood in which to live, work and play 1/17/2012Annual Meeting-Golden Triangle Association

9 Planning Process – GT Plan Update Denver Community Planning Department will manage No firm timeline has been established – Original Plan developed 1995 to 1998 GTA will have a role to play in support of process 1/17/2012Annual Meeting-Golden Triangle Association

10 GTA focus and role GTA will have an opportunity to articulate a vision for the neighborhood Recommend Design Standards updates to reflect that vision Ultimately, Zoning Decisions will shape the neighborhood. 1/17/2012Annual Meeting-Golden Triangle Association

11 GTA Process Provide members and other interested parties an opportunity to participate – Residents – Property Owners – Business Owners – Civic Institutions First step is to create an interim planning committee to: – identify and communicate with stakeholders – structure a proposed process of involvement – coordinate with the city at the appropriate time 1/17/2012Annual Meeting-Golden Triangle Association

12 What can you do? Review zoning, plan & design guidelines Volunteer to serve on Plan Advisory Committee/Subcommittees Ask to be on list to receive updates questions to: 1/17/2012Annual Meeting-Golden Triangle Association


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