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Posted: 04/19/2019

Denver Landmark Preservation
Community Planning and Development

At Community Planning and Development, we envision, enable and ensure a better Denver. Denver's Community Planning and Development Department is responsible for visionary city planning and ensuring that all buildings are safe. Community Planning and Development plays a role in growing our world-class city, while keeping its beloved features intact. From the skyscrapers of the Central Business District; to the walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods of Stapleton; to the charming Victorian effects of the Baker district, the staff at Community Planning and Development works to make Denver a great place to live, work and play. The department's three primary functions are planning, permitting and inspections. Landmark Preservation is a vital and integrated component of Community Planning and Development. Denver’s landmark structures and historic districts enhance the city’s unique identity, quality of life, and economic vitality.

Associate City Planner - Landmark Preservation
Professional Opportunity
Denver, CO
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The City and County of Denvers Community Planning and Development Department (CPD) is seeking a highly motivated, creative and accomplished preservation professional with expertise in historic design review for our Associate City Planner position with our Planning Services Divisions growing Landmark Preservation work group.

The Associate City Planner Landmark Preservation will focus on design review and demolition review for the Landmark work program and will assist with regulatory updates and planning initiatives.


Primary responsibilities with include:

  • Reviewing a wide range of proposed projects in historic districts and for designated landmark sites using adopted design guidelines and policies. This includes reviewing applications for signs, site work, additions, alterations, and infill construction in our 54 historic districts and for 343 designated landmarks citywide.
  • Reviewing and researching applications for demolition and Certificates of Non-Historic Status to determine designation potential before approvals can be issued.
  • Processing applications for state income tax credits, helping historic property owners obtain tax credits associated with rehabilitation projects.
  • Providing seamless and high-quality customer service to help applicants navigate the Landmark Preservation design review and demolition review processes, assisting property owners, architects and contractors at the initial pre-application phase of a project, and providing guidance to applicants on how to develop projects that meet Landmark Preservation program and ordinance requirements.
  • Preparing staff reports and making staff presentations before the Landmark Preservation Commission and the Lower Downtown Design Review Board.
  • Assisting the Landmark Preservation team on complex regulatory improvements such as updates to the design guidelines and design review policies.

How to apply
Interested? At the City and County of Denver and CPD you can apply your expertise and contribute directly to the community. Please review the required qualifications and submit your application/resume for consideration by visiting www.denvergov.org/jobs
201 W. Colfax Ave
Dept 205
Denver, CO 80202

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