Landmark Preservation reviews applications for zone lot amendments to determine whether the zone lot combination or split adversely affects the character or integrity of the landmark or historic district.
Zone lots are the land designated as the building site for a structure; also, the land area occupied by a use or a structure. Zone lots provide a boundary for a defined area of land to which the Denver Zoning Code’s regulations for land uses and structures apply. Prior to new development, Denver zoning staff must confirm that a legal zone lot exists that meets zoning requirements in terms of size, dimensions, street frontage, etc.
Please read the following instructions carefully to ensure timely review of your project.
Design review applications must adequately describe the project and provide sufficient information to evaluate the proposal. Documentation must clearly illustrate the existing conditions as well as any proposed alteration(s).
All applications for zone lot amendments must include the following information:
Please click the submittal elements for downloadable materials and additional information. To avoid delays, please only submit complete applications with all required materials.
All projects must submit dimensioned and scaled site plans or surveys showing the existing and proposed zone lots. The existing and proposed site plans or surveys must include the following:
Complete the required application and submit it, along with any supporting materials, by email to email@example.com. Your submission should include two attachments:
File size should not exceed more than 25 MB combined. Contact us if you are having trouble with your electronic submission.
Every project is different. Depending upon the complexity and specifics of your project, process and time frame may vary from the information presented on this website and in the application materials. If you have any questions, please contact us.
NOTE: All materials submitted with your application become the property the City and County of Denver. The materials are part of public record, can be used in a public hearing, and cannot be returned.
The Landmark Preservation Commission reviews zone lot amendments on individual landmarks and properties in historic districts except properties in the Lower Downtown Historic District, which are reviewed by the Lower Downtown Design Review Commission.
LPC/LDDRC review will result in a recommendation of approval, a recommendation of approval with conditions, continuance or denial.
Once the project has been recommended for approval by LPC/LDDRC, landmark staff will issue a certificate of appropriateness and stamp the drawings.
The certificate of appropriateness and stamped drawings must be submitted to Development Services when applying for the zone lot amendment. If drawings submitted to Development Services vary in any way from the stamped drawings issued by Landmark staff, the permit drawings will need to be revised, the Landmark stamped drawings will need to be revised, or the project may need to return to the LPC/LDDRC for approval.
Please coordinate with landmark staff on any changes.