CodeNext: Unified Development Code

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The public engagement process for CodeNext has begun! Check back often for updates.


We want to hear from our Englewood residents and business owners! Ask a question or leave us a comment. Tell us what revisions to the city's zoning regulations you would like to see in your city.

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Project Description

CodeNext represents the update of Englewood’s comprehensive framework of development regulations, or Unified Development Code (UDC), to ensure quality development for all generations. Englewood is a diverse community with development ranging from the transit-oriented CityCenter and historic Downtown to

The public engagement process for CodeNext has begun! Check back often for updates.


We want to hear from our Englewood residents and business owners! Ask a question or leave us a comment. Tell us what revisions to the city's zoning regulations you would like to see in your city.

Leave a Comment: CLICK HERE

Ask a Question: CLICK HERE


Project Description

CodeNext represents the update of Englewood’s comprehensive framework of development regulations, or Unified Development Code (UDC), to ensure quality development for all generations. Englewood is a diverse community with development ranging from the transit-oriented CityCenter and historic Downtown to a strategically planned network of early-mid 20th Century bungalow-style neighborhoods. CodeNext must contemplate all development contexts in a way that is appropriate to different neighborhood, market, and environmental settings through the code revision process. The UDC includes regulations and design standards that address zoning, land uses, building setbacks, building height, parking, landscaping, neighborhood character, application procedures, and is one of the primary tools used to support the implementation of the city’s comprehensive plan, Englewood Forward. Englewood Forward was unanimously adopted by City Council in 2017 and the Plan places renewed emphasis on community priorities and emerging issues to support Englewood’s existing residential neighborhoods, incentivizing and maintain more affordable and attainable housing, diversifying the types of housing available, promoting mixed-use and transit-supportive development along key corridors, and addressing the changing dynamics of employment and industrial lands within the city. The CodeNext project will strive to facilitate the implementation of the Plan and to address its goals while responding to shifting priorities and changes in social and market conditions through revisions to the UDC. The current UDC was primarily developed and adopted in 2004 and has not been comprehensively revised since its inception.


CodeNext will ensure that Englewood’s Unified Development Code, core policy documents and land use regulations are congruent with the community’s goals and values for a sustainable city. Additionally, the process will also follow these guiding principles during the revision:

  • A comprehensive framework for development will be provided;
  • The process will ensure that the UDC is user-friendly and modernized;
  • The UDC will have community support from a broad range of stakeholders;
  • CodeNext will strive to make the right things easy with streamlined approval processes with standards that align with the desired development patterns;
  • Local and national best practices will be employed where appropriate with focus on peer Colorado communities;
  • Flexibility and certainty should be at the forefront for consistency of outcomes;
  • Nonconformities should be minimized; and
  • Community stakeholders will be engaged throughout the process.
  • September 20, 2022 UDC Steering Committee Meeting

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  • Housing Needs Assessment

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    On September 12, 2022, the city council received an update on the Housing Needs Assessment being conducted in conjunction with CodeNext. Discussions centered around the current state of housing within the city, and the city council was presented with perspectives from the local development community as well as strategies and toolkits used to address housing needs.


  • August 16, 2022 Steering Committee Meeting

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    Presentation

  • July 19, 2022 Steering Committee Meeting

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    Presentation



  • June 22, 2022 UDC Steering Committee Meeting

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    Meeting Materials

  • Community Survey Results

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    Survey Results

  • May 17, 2022 UDC Steering Committee Meeting

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  • Next Steps

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    May 9, 2022: Update to city council.

    Mid-May: Develop code framework - an annotated outline of the development code for what is changing, what isn't, and what is needed new.

    May - July, 2022: Hold technical committee discussions and topic specific focus groups and outreach, if needed.

    May - August, 2022: Coordinate code rewrite with the housing study.

    August - September, 2022: Create and review initial drafts with technical and steering committees.

    Late Fall/Early Winter 2022: Develop final drafts and hold public open house.

    End of 2022: Submit recommended adoption draft to planning and zoning commission and city council for formal review.

  • April 14, 2022 Community Workshop

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  • Dive Deeper into Parking, Street Design and Housing

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    Please click on the interactive links below to dive deeper into parking, street design, housing, and neighborhood character.

    Parking

    Street Design

    Housing Options

    Neighborhood Character

    Additionally, view the videos and informational materials below on these topics.

    We welcome your questions and comments.

Page last updated: 26 Sep 2022, 03:47 PM