This week, the Denver City Council unanimously approved the rezoning of the entire Chaffee Park neighborhood to allow accessory dwelling units within the neighborhood. The approval will provide additional housing options in Denver and likely paves the way for similar rezonings.
Chaffee Park Proposed Rezoning
Chaffee Park may become the first Denver neighborhood to be entirely rezoned for the sole purpose of allowing accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on all residential lots of at least 4,500 square feet. The Denver Planning Board unanimously approved the community-generated proposal on September 16, 2020, and the rezoning proposal now awaits City Council review and adoption. The proposed zone districts are the same as the current districts except that they allow the ADU use, either within the primary structure or in a detached structure. The Chaffee Park neighborhood extends generally from 48th Avenue on the south to 52nd Avenue on the north, and from Federal Boulevard on the west to Kalamath Street on the east.
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