What are the height restrictions for buildings in Downtown?

Allowable building height depends on where the building is located Downtown.

There are three districts in Downtown – the Core District, and the North and South districts. The Downtown Core District is bounded by Fifth Street on the north, the railroad tracks on the east, Second Street on the south and Interstate 25 on the west. Building height in the Downtown Core District is limited to four stories, with a maximum height of 60 feet. A landowner may request one additional floor, with a corresponding increase in building height, in the Downtown Core District. The Design Review Board, which has the authority to review building heights in Downtown, may, at its discretion, grant an additional floor request after considering the following criteria:

  • Whether the project will incorporate design elements found in adjacent landmark structures
  • The impacts of the increased building height on adjacent properties

The North District is bounded by Wolfensberger Road on the north, the railroad tracks on the east, Fifth Street on the south and I-25 on the west. The South District is bounded by Second Street on the north, the railroad tracks on the east, the Safeway shopping center on the south and I-25 on the east. Building height in the North and South districts is limited to six stories, with no maximum height limitation. The Board, at its discretion, may grant two additional floors in these districts.

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1. Can landowners demolish Downtown buildings?
2. What are the height restrictions for buildings in Downtown?
3. What is happening with the burned out house on Wolfensberger just before the new roundabout that is under construction?
4. What is happening with the two gas stations for sale on the east side of I-25 and Wilcox? One is for sale, and the other may be abandoned? Any update is appreciated!
5. What is being built on corner of Wolfensberger and Wilcox by Guadalajara restaurant?
6. What are the plans for the old hotel at the corner of Fifth and Perry?
7. Any new action on the proposed Hillside Development off of Wolfensberger Road?
8. Will the Festival Park Commons project be moving forward? What is the approximate timeline for the development?
9. How is the Town planning to increase parking in the downtown area, to support the new businesses and planned residences, in addition to losing existing parking spaces?