“The Denver City Council just voted to end the era of the slot home, implementing a temporary moratorium that will likely bridge the gap to a permanent ban.
With a unanimous vote on Monday night, the elected officials said that, starting this week, the city will no longer accept applications to build the much-criticized residential structures, which have spread for years throughout northwest Denver and other gentrifying areas.
Later in the year, the council will consider a more comprehensive set of rules that will offer up some alternatives for developers. But some council members wanted to act faster, fearing that developers would rush to build more slot homes while they’re still allowed.
Slot homes are potentially more profitable for builders, since they can allow more residential units on a typical piece of land. They are criticized because they don’t look like a typical home, and they often face “away” from the street, arguably harming the feel of a neighborhood.”
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Kenney, Andrew. Denverite 12 March 2018.