LUTI votes unanimously to advance updated proposal to full City Council hearing and vote

City Council’s Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted unanimously today to advance the updated proposal to modernize rules governing the residential sections of the Denver Zoning Code. The full council will review the proposed zoning code amendments and hold a public hearing and vote, tentatively set for February 8, 2021.
Next steps and public comment

We will provide additional instructions about how to participate closer to the date of the hearing--currently set for Monday, February 8, 2021. For now, general information on how to participate in public hearings is available on the City Council website,

Written public comments will be accepted up to and during the final public hearing February 8. To submit written comments for inclusion in the final staff report, email them to Comments must be received by the Thursday before the public hearing to be included in the staff report. Comments may also be emailed directly to City Council members at
Talk to a planner about group living

If you have questions about group living or want to share your comments directly with city staff, use the link below to sign up for virtual community office hours at upcoming sessions in January and February. 
Note on new website look: The city's website is undergoing a redesign to better serve residents. The Group Living project webpage is now organized slightly differently, but still contains all the same information as it did before. You may continue to use the web address to view the page, but if you are having trouble finding what you are looking for in the new layout, please email
How will this help Denver residents?
One of the group living project's primary goals is to provide more housing options and more flexibility for those who need it. The following testimonials offer some insight into how more options can have a positive impact. See more at
I like going home to people who get it. I have a very loving family but they do not suffer from the same disease that I do. They don’t understand. Now I live in a household that does understand how that feels.”
Jill, former sober living resident and current manager of a recovery home
“Living in a Co-Op has impacted my life for the better in a huge multitude of ways. ... I don't think I would be able to afford living in Denver on a teacher's salary, definitely not in the neighborhood and beautiful home I live in.”
Samantha, cooperative housing resident and local school teacher
The community knows about us. We give back to the community. We maintained the block, cleaning it up. We cut neighbors' grass, and we helped our neighbors move out furniture."
Maurice, formerly homeless, former community corrections resident, Denver Rescue Mission worker
About the Group Living Project
Denver has an immediate need for housing. With the evolving needs of our residents in mind, the challenges of the ongoing pandemic, the renewed push for addressing issues of race and equity, and changes to other housing regulations, city planners has been working with an advisory committee to evaluate the Denver Zoning Code’s rules for “group living.” This evaluation has included a review of land uses and definitions for: households, community corrections facilities, shelters for the homeless, residential care homes, new uses like tiny home villages, and more. Based on this evaluation, planners will recommend updates to the zoning code for some or all of these housing types.