City Planning & Zoning

To create a great community, you must have a great process.

We worked with the City to build a regulatory framework that guides land use and development in Cherry Creek North. Three key deliverables resulted from this process:

Cherry Creek Area Plan

In 2012, the BID helped publish the Cherry Creek Area Plan. Over 1,000 individuals participated in the process to identify a long-term vision for the area. 

Cherry Creek North Zoning

In 2014, Denver City Council unanimously voted to adopt new zoning for the Cherry Creek North BID area. This zoning was developed over more than a year by an all-volunteer technical task force. The task force worked with city planes to craft new, custom zoning in order to enhance the live-work-play nature of Cherry Creek.

Cherry Creek North Design Advisory Board and Guidelines

This board was created to advise and assist the City’s office of Community Planning and Development in their review procedures to ensure that all submittals maintained the Design Standards and Guidelines for Cherry Creek North. These guidelines were created to provide a clear, comprehensive document articulating the level of design quality expected of improvements with the district.

General Restrictions: To make the Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District reflect the character of Denver, there are few restrictions or rules. The primary requirement of the BID Declaration is that the ownerty maintain their property in a clean, sightly, wholesome condition and landscaping must be installed within one year of occupancy. City and County of Denver ordinances must always be followed. For the most part, the Association will rely on the “best judgment” of owners to conduct themselves in a manner that will be sensitive to neighbors.

For full submittal requirements, click here. You can also contact Chris Gleissner with any and all signage and building renovation questions at

Chris.Gleissner@denvergov.org or (720) 865-2938.