THE REZONING PROCESS & PROJECTS
CCEA Rezoning Assessment Process
Before developers submit a rezoning request to the city, they work on their proposal with the Cherry Creek East Association (CCEA). The process from the developers to the CCEA Board, the Denver Planning Board and the City Council is shown below. The developer's proposal is presented to the community, and CCEA members give feedback about whether or not they want to support the rezoning. If you are not a CCEA member, please register here so that you can participate!
City Rezoning Process
The Denver rezoning process, which takes, on average, six months, is a complex set of steps which can be reviewed here, and is also summarized below. After the CCEA Board completes its process, it makes a recommendation to the Denver Planning Board, which then makes a recommendation to City Council.
Protest Petition Process
After the rezoning request is filed with the City, We Agree on Three members who are homeowners within 200 feet of the properties will be able to file a protest petition. This process is described here. By filing a protest petition, City Council will need to acquire 10 votes rather than the typical 7 to pass the rezoning.
During the Protest Petition process, we have other ways to voice our opinions:
Comment Window #1 – Starts after public notice goes out and closes at 5 pm 9 days before the public hearing. Comments are included in the staff report that is distributed to the Planning Board members and posted online one week before the public hearing
Comment Window #2 – Opens at the end of Comment Window #1 and closes at 12 pm on the day before the public hearing. Comments are distributed electronically to Planning Board on a regular basis and by hard copy at the meeting.
Attend & speak at the public hearing
We Agree on Three will walk its supporters through this process to ensure we are commenting and attending at these key stages. Our legal representative will also be guiding us.
You can keep tabs on zoning in our neighborhood by going to the City of Denver website and typing in Madison and Bayaud under "Proposed Zone and Map Amendments" here.