Inc ZAP Minutes – March 25, 2017

Chair Margie Valdez convened the meeting of the INC Zoning and Planning Committee and led discussion of about several important ongoing topics:

The Director of the Department of Excise and Licenses, Ashley Kilroy, Legislative Analyst Nathan Batchelder and Assistant City Attorney Reggie Newbine summarized a proposed major revision to the Department’s Hearing Policies and Procedures for liquor, cabaret and marijuana hearings. There will be a public hearing on the proposal in early May before the Department. They indicated that some proposed changes result from the fact that a number of recent evening hearings (some going past midnight) have caused inconvenience to all parties concerned. The goal of the proposed changes is to make the procedures fair and streamlined and to clarify and standardize the policies and procedures for all types of hearings. The Policies and Procedures were last revised in 2013 and reside in 2 different documents. The Department established a working group last August, including 2 representatives of Registered Neighborhood Organizations. If the proposals are adopted:

at least 25 signatures will be necessary to request an evening hearing (as opposed to the current 10).

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INC ZAP Recommended Resolution RE: Text Amendment 11

Motion: City Council approved three amendments to Text Amendment 11 on first reading: the technical clarifications, the amendment requiring a zoning permit with informational notice (ZPIN) for all buildings using the small lot parking exemption and an amendment to the preamble addressing the City’s commitment to address parking demands more comprehensively. We urge City Council to vote to approve these three amendments at final reading.

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( All RNOs should send a representative to this meeting.) Above is the link to the Excise and Policies Draft Hearing Policies and Procedures for your review prior to the meeting this Saturday and the explanation for the proposed changes. Please review prior to the meeting so that we will prepared for the presentation. Thank you. Margie

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Discussion of Proposed Denver Zoning Code Text Amendment 8 – Short-Term Rentals
This proposed text amendment would allow short-term rentals as accessory to a primary
residential use, with limitations, where residential uses are currently allowed. The amendment is a companion piece to a proposal from Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses that would establish a licensing and enforcement framework for short-term rentals (rentals of residential property for a period of fewer than 30 days). The proposed text amendment is available at

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ZAP Committee Meeting Minutes Feb 23 2013

  INC ZONING AND PLANNING COMMITTEE MINUTES -February 23, 2013 By Michael Henry, Committee Chair Katherine Cornwell, who will direct the Denver Historic Survey, co-sponsored by Historic Denver, Inc., and the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission, known as Discover Denver, discussed … READ MORE

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