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Small lot parking exemption talks continue

One proposed amendment to Denver’s small lot parking exemption was not viewed favorably by the city’s Community Planning and Development department, as a lengthy dispute over how the city should approach the issue continues. In August, City Council approved a seven-month moratorium on the zoning code’s small zone lot parking exemption for certain projects. The […]

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YIMBY Denver group forms to counter NIMBYs

A small, recently formed group plans to be involved in the City and County of Denver's growth-related issues as part of the Yes In My Backyard movement. (Courtesy YIMBY Denver)
A small, fledgling, informal group of Denver residents wants to “bring the voice of yes” to the city as it considers how to address growth-related issues like affordable housing, transportation and parking, according to the group’s “unofficial leader.” Part of a small but growing nationwide movement called Yes In My Backyard, YIMBY Denver formed after […]

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Denver City Council’s small lot parking code dispute leads to delay

Cars parked in front of the Denver Civic Center. With Denver's population exploding, disagreements have erupted on City Council over small lot parking restrictions. (Photo by Steve Sokolik/The Colorado Statesman)
Almost every new resident of Denver adds another automobile to the city’s already crowded roads and highways, and those cars and trucks need a place to park when their owners are home or elsewhere. The advent of “micro” housing units, also known as tiny houses, in established Denver neighborhoods led to concerns over the city’s […]

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Denver struggles with off-street parking while White House makes suggestions

The South Portico of the White House in Washington on Friday, May 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The White House last week unwittingly added its opinion to Denver’s dilemma in deciding how many parking spaces should be required for new real estate developments. An Obama administration policy paper recommended against local rules requiring expansive parking lots for residential and office projects. Instead, cities should encourage residents to depend more on public transportation, […]

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Getting philosophical on growth, parking

Denver City Council discussed growth and parking issues at length during consideration and eventual passage of two development moratoriums at their Monday, Aug. 22 meeting. (Courtesy photo)
Growth and parking, parking and growth. When you get one, you need the other. There’s probably no doubt the two issues go hand-in-hand anytime a new development project is proposed. That was readily apparent at the Monday, Aug. 22, Denver City Council meeting, where council approved two moratoriums on limited types of development projects until […]

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