A recently passed moratorium may make Denver’s much-maligned slot homes a thing of the past.
Denver’s Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted to ban construction of additional slot homes, multi-unit structures sharing one lot and facing each other rather than the street. Some developers squeeze 12 townhomes on a 12,000-square-foot lot.
These homes have popped up in some of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, including Sloan’s Lake and Jefferson Park, which residents say negatively impact the character of the communities. The zoning change and moratorium still need to be approved by the full city council.