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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinMarch 24, 20177min335

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.


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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinMarch 8, 201710min326

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.


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Ramsey ScottRamsey ScottJuly 27, 201611min416

Councilman Rafael Espinoza won his spot as District 1’s representative during the 2015 election, running as a foil to the expansion and controversial growth in the area. That message enabled him to ride a wave of disenchantment with the area’s incumbent councilwoman. Espinoza's victory over Susan Shepherd was a rarity in Denver politics: a sitting council member losing to a challenger. The last time it had happened was in 1987. What’s even more strange about the win is Espinoza said he had no real political aspirations before he threw his hat in the ring in 2014.