“Zoning code text amendment project addresses effects on design and neighborhoods
As Denver’s building boom has brought new developments into every corner of the city, some residents have raised concerns with Denver planners about one type of multi-unit structure in particular: slot homes.
“Slot homes” (also sometimes called “sideways-facing town homes” or “fraux homes”) are attached dwelling units arranged side by side and primarily perpendicular to the street in patterns that can detract from the design quality and sense of community in Denver’s neighborhoods.
In an effort to address these issues, since late last year, city planners and a city-appointed task force have been conducting research, analysis and taking input from the public to identify the problem, explore alternatives and identify tools to promote better design. The Slot Home Evaluation & Text Amendment Project will culminate in proposed text amendments to the Denver Zoning Code in early 2018. The project will consider all zone districts and building forms relevant to slot home construction regardless of where they occur in Denver. ”
read the entire webpage on City of Denver Community Planning website
City of Denver Community Planning newsletter email 10 April 2017.