parking Archives - Colorado Politics

Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirApril 4, 20175min95
The Gorsuch debate? Obamacare repeal? Fracking, perhaps? Nope. It’s all mere coffee talk in Denver. If you really want to watch tempers flare over a contemporary political issue in Colorado’s capital, raise the subject of parking. It’s a staple of local news coverage and a thorn in the side of business owners and homeowners alike in a number of […]

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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinMarch 24, 20177min129

One proposed amendment to Denver's small lot parking exemption was not viewed favorably by the city's Community Planning and Development department, as a lengthy dispute over how the city should approach the issue continues. In August, City Council approved a seven-month moratorium on the zoning code’s small zone lot parking exemption for certain projects. The moratorium was proposed by Councilmen Albus Brooks and Paul Kashmann. Due to a lack of consensus on how to proceed when the moratorium was to expire this month, a 60-day extension was recently approved by the Council.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinMarch 17, 20178min153

A small, fledgling, informal group of Denver residents wants to "bring the voice of yes" to the city as it considers how to address growth-related issues like affordable housing, transportation and parking, according to the group's "unofficial leader." Part of a small but growing nationwide movement called Yes In My Backyard, YIMBY Denver formed after a Boulder gathering last summer, said Ian Harwick, a Denver resident since 2000 who has lived in Colorado since he was six months old.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinMarch 8, 201710min122

Almost every new resident of Denver adds another automobile to the city's already crowded roads and highways, and those cars and trucks need a place to park when their owners are home or elsewhere. The advent of “micro” housing units, also known as tiny houses, in established Denver neighborhoods led to concerns over the city's pre-existing small lot parking exemption in the city zoning code, especially if two such lots were developed side by side, said City Council President Albus Brooks.


Tom RamstackTom RamstackOctober 12, 20167min128

The White House last week unwittingly added its opinion to Denver's dilemma in deciding how many parking spaces should be required for new real estate developments. An Obama administration policy paper recommended against local rules requiring expansive parking lots for residential and office projects. Instead, cities should encourage residents to depend more on public transportation, the White House says.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinSeptember 8, 201621min96

Growth and parking, parking and growth. When you get one, you need the other. There's probably no doubt the two issues go hand-in-hand anytime a new development project is proposed. That was readily apparent at the Monday, Aug. 22, Denver City Council meeting, where council approved two moratoriums on limited types of development projects until the city zoning code can be changed to address unintended issues.