Baker highlighted in Post article on zoning code revamp

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a Post article today, Denver zoning code revamp afoot, makes a point using Baker as an example:

For instance, the existing code specifies that a new single-family home should be built on a lot of at least 6,000 square feet.
While that might work in "suburban-type" neighborhoods, it doesn't conform to historic areas such as the Baker neighborhood, with smaller lots built on streets laid out in a grid pattern.

well, gridded streets are just as contemporary as they are "historic", but the main point is very accurate: because many of Baker's houses are more closely spaced than the current zoning code envisions, projects as simple as a garage or a dormer often require a visit to the Board of Adjustment

a series of public workshops (mislabeled "public hearings" in the Post article) will kick off the end game for the new code; the two closest to Baker will be

5:30 p.m., 12 May at Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St.
6:30 p.m., 21 May at Abraham Lincoln High Auditorium, 2285 S. Federal Blvd.

other dates and a lot more information at a flashy, somewhat interactive website, which presents the new zoning code as something in which everyone will have a say; the site mysteriously does buries the fact that Community Planning and Development (CPD) is driving the update process, though it features blogs by several CPD staffers