What is Lot Coverage?
Why is this an issue in the RE zone districts?
In many cases, minor improvements to properties in the RE zone district are not possible due to the lot coverage standard. For example, many property owners may not add or enlarge decks, add storage sheds or make small additions to the home. This has caused frustration for many property owners with homes located in RE zoned neighborhoods.
Over the years, most lots in RE zoned neighborhoods were created substantially smaller than the minimum of 12,000 square feet and homes were initially constructed exceeding the 20% maximum lot coverage allowance. City staff is not sure how or why this occurred.
How will a change in the lot coverage regulations affect my neighborhood?
What is my Lot Coverage?
Your lot coverage is determined by dividing the total footprint of all the structures on your property by your total lot size. If you would like assistance in estimating your lot coverage you can contact the Planning Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-335-4596.
When will changes go into effect?
Changes could only go into effect following this outreach effort and public hearings before Planning Commission and City Council, in which the public can share their comments. These hearings are not yet scheduled. Keep following this website, or contact Lisa Ritchie at 303-335-4596 for updates.
How can I learn more about this issue?
There are a number of ways you may learn more: