The City and County of Denver approved the zoning ordinance for a temporary tiny home village, a critical step towards making the project a reality. The tiny home village is still waiting on approval for both the building and fire codes.
“Beloved Community Village” is a space for individuals facing homelessness, and is meant to act as a temporary and transitional space. The current design consists of 11 tiny homes and one large yurt-style complex designed as a gathering space. The village will also include bathrooms, showers and laundry facilities provided by Bayaud Enterprises.
Denverite spoke with the city’s zoning administrator, Tina Axelrad who agreed that the tiny home village is in alignment with the Denver Zoning Code and will increase Denver’s portfolio of diverse housing opportunities. The city’s decision for zoning approval – the first of its kind – could open the door for future tiny home projects in Denver.
The temporary village, will sit at the corner of 38th and Walnut on property owned by Urban Land Conservancy. The tiny homes may occupy the space for 180 days, at which point they must vacate the land per the zoning code. ULC will develop the land, which sits adjacent to the Blake Street Station on RTD’s A Line, for a mixed-use transit oriented development. This project is currently in the planning phase, and ULC is exploring options to include both affordable and market-rate housing components. Stay tuned for more information on development at Blake Station!
To read more about the City’s decision, and where the majority of this information was found, check out the article by Denverite here.