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Cherry Creek East Zoning Overlay
Posted on Jul 21st, 2022

Information on this project was originally posted to CCEA website on July 1, 2021.  Below information is current as of February 14, 2023
 
On February 6, 2023 Denver City Council unanimously voted to approve the Cherry Creek East Zoning Overlays.  From this point forward, any newly rezoned properties will conform to the overlays. Many developers whose properties have already been rezoned have also agreed to conform to or take in account key aspects of the overlays. 
 
This project has been years in the making and many countless hours from volunteers have been contributed.  Thank you to all those who worked on this project, wrote to city officials and/or spoke at council meetings in favor.  We appreciate your support!
 
How it all began...Beginning in May 2018, then District 10 Councilman Wayne New, initiated a Commercial and Residential Overlay Process. It was believed that an overlay – once approved by City Council into law – would be more effective and efficient than a design committee to sustain future development guidelines in Cherry Creek East. The city funded $10,000 for consultants to assist the Cherry Creek East Association Board and its Development Committee with the process.  Over the last four years hundreds of hours were spent creating two overlays.  The Zoning Overlay is an incremental addition to the current city zoning. Consequently, if and when it is approved, this becomes a part of the Zoning code for the area. Zoning overlays have been applied or are in process in other Denver communities. Here is more information on why we want a zoning overlay in our community. Why we want a commercial overlay plan in CCE.  
 
CCEA hosted a community meeting on February 16, 2021 and a community survey was conducted on July 1, 2021.  Currently, the zoning overlay is with the city for review.  You will find details on the overlays, meeting presentations and survey results in the Development Committee section of our website.