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Planning & Development Updates
PCD Meeting Minutes
February 8, 2022
2533 West 37th Ave-Review of LPC application for infill ADU /Garage: A proposal for a new ADU/Garage (two car spaces) at the rear of the property behind the house. This addition blended well with the rest of the neighborhood and the PCD Committee voted unanimously to approve it and send it on to the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC).
3534 Alcott Street: Second review of a second story addition at the rear of an existing home. Last month the PCD asked the owner to revise the design to follow the LPC Guidelines for large additions. Positive changes were made regarding roof pitches and windows but the addition is still quite large in relation to the existing house and the gable roof on the addition doesn’t blend well with the hip roof on the existing house. The PCD Committee will send a letter to the LPC opposing the current design.
Council District 1 updates: Naomi Grunditz, from the District 1 Office
Redistricting: Every 10 years, after the release of the U.S. Census data, Denver City Council is required to redraw its city council boundaries to ensure that every person has a equal voice in electing their local representative. That’s happening now, and Denver City Council will make the 2022 redistricting process inclusive and accessible to all residents of Denver and is strongly encouraging residents to participate in the process. Learn about the process and how to participate here. 

Expanding Affordable Housing: Councilwoman Sandoval has been a taskforce member on this project; the title should adequately explain its purpose. This proposal would affect multi-unit development, so it is particularly of interest to our neighborhood with large areas of higher intensity zoning. There is a second draft of the ordinance out and comments on this second draft will be closed on March 14. Find out more here
Modernize the Board of Adjustment: The Board's sole duty is to hear and decide cases regarding the Denver Zoning Code. District 1 Councilwoman Amanda Sandoval and At-Large Councilwoman Robin Kneich are leading an effort to modernize that Board. One goal of that effort is to have half of the board members appointed by the City Council and half by the Mayor (currently all are appointed by the Mayor). In a few months there will be a new Board.

Next Meeting: March 8, 2022
District 1 Land Use Updates
Councilwoman Sandoval provides monthly updates using a link-enabled slide deck. Check it out:
Sustainability News
The INC Climate and Sustainability group would like to get some input on the city's proposed new waste program. Please provide feedback through this short survey.
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