NO to Denver's Group Living Zoning Code Amendment

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The proposed Group Living Zoning Code Amendment is a massive, 184-page amendment to Denver's Zoning Code. If passed, it will go into effect 1 week after City Council approval in 2020.

The changes will:

* allow density in all single-family homes to increase a minimum of 150% (from 2 to 5-10 unrelated adults PLUS any related to each) in a time of COVID-19 crowding concerns

* allow new 1-10 person community corrections with felons and 24/7 homeless shelters in all neighborhoods, with no limitations and no spacing from schools

* allow new 11-40 person community corrections with felons and 24/7 homeless shelters in many neighborhoods (12,000 sf lots), with few limitations and no spacing from schools

* commercialize single-family neighborhoods as operators and investors buy existing housing stock

We have serious concerns about the Amendment, its extensive impact, and using single-family neighborhoods as an experiment.

The Group Living Zoning Code Amendment promises “equity” but many areas of the city are exempt.

Denver City Council President Stacie Gilmore said:
"It’s not going to be inclusive because we are pitting neighborhoods against neighborhoods…Montbello is going to feel the brunt of this and Green Valley Ranch is going to be protected."

Another major change is the removal of the buffer zone between Denver schools and community corrections facilities.

The current Code requires a 1,500 ft buffer zone. The Amendment deletes that provision.

The current code does not allow community corrections in residential neighborhoods. The Amendment will allow community corrections in ALL residential neighborhoods in Denver.

This change will affect all schools in Denver -- public, private, charter -- and will take effect 1 week after Denver City Council approves the Amendment.

This is another example of the Group Living Amendment's big experiment on Denver's residents and neighborhoods.

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