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New Code Northglenn

The city has replaced its 40+ year old development regulations with a new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) that brings zoning and development standards into the 21st century. 

  • Create a more user-friendly document
  • Streamline development review procedures
  • Update zoning districts and land uses
  • Improve development standards (ex. lot size, building size and placement, setbacks, height, landscaping, lighting, etc.)
  • Preserve the character of the community while preparing for the future

The UDO streamlines administration procedures and features updating zoning districts and development standards. Click here for a more in-depth overview of these elements. 

The UDO includes updated names and designations for each zoning district as well as a new zoning map. We have updated two of the city’s interactive web tools to help you understand the proposed changes both for your property and throughout the city.
  • Feb. 26, 2019 - UDO effective date
  • Feb. 11, 2019 - City Council unanimously adopted UDO
  • Jan. 15, 2019 - Planning Commission Public Hearing and Recommendation
  • Dec. 2018 - Final Public Draft available for review 
  • Oct. 2018 - Public Open Houses
  • Sept. 2018 - Consolidated Draft available for review
  • July-Aug. 2018 - Special Topic Public Meetings
  • May 2017 - Task Force started meeting 
  • March 2017 - Project initiation 

  • Video #1 - Overview of zoning and project 
  • Video #2 - Residential 
  • Video #3 - Commercial and mixed-use 


Planning Division