Can I contact my City Council representatives to express my opinion about a special use or zone change?

The public hearings are quasi-judicial in nature. This means that the deciding body should make a decision only on the testimony presented at the public hearings. Please do not contact the Mayor, Planning Commission members or City Council representatives to discuss the merits of the case prior to the public hearing. It could jeopardize their ability to hear the case. If you have comments to provide, please submit them in writing to Planning staff to be included in the public record and to be forwarded to decision makers. In January 2020, comments will be accepted online through “Wheat Ridge Speaks”–more details are coming soon!

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1. What is zoning and does it impact me and my property?
2. How can I find out my zoning?
3. What regulations pertain to my property?
4. What uses are permitted on my property?
5. Are there other regulating documents that impact my property?
6. How close to my property lines may I build a house, shed or garage?
7. Can I keep horses on my property?
8. Can I keep poultry on my property?
9. How many dogs may I have on my property?
10. How high can a fence be on my property?
11. Can I have a barbed wire or electric fence on my property?
12. Can I store an RV on my property?
13. Can I have an in-home business?
14. Am I allowed to have a garage sale from my residential property?
15. If my property is zoned Residential-Two (R-2) does it mean that I can have a duplex?
16. Can I keep a trash dumpster on my residential property?
17. What type of signage is allowed on my residential property?
18. What type of signage is allowed on commercial property?
19. Does the city have information pertaining to my property?
20. Can you tell me where my property lines are located or can the city survey my property?
21. What if I want to vary my zoning standards?
22. How do I know if my project will be approvable or supported by staff?
23. What is a pre-application conference?
24. What will be required to sell one-half of my duplex?
25. How do I know if my property is in the floodplain?
26. What do I need to do to build in the floodplain?
27. What is a special use?
28. What is a zone change?
29. Why is a neighborhood meeting required?
30. What public noticing is given for the upcoming public hearings?
31. Can I contact my City Council representatives to express my opinion about a special use or zone change?
32. What is a zone change protest?
33. What is the policy concerning outdoor food vending at a particular location?
34. What are the City's Sight Distance Triangle requirements?
35. Am I allowed to have an accessory building on my commercial property?
36. Can I park a truck-tractor or semi-trailer on or in front of my residential property?
37. What is Mixed Use Zoning?
38. How can I participate in a public meeting or public hearing?