Neighbors rally against new apartments with no new parking

9NEWS @ 9. 10/10/2016

KUSA - It’s no secret that finding street parking is almost impossible in some Denver neighborhoods – and in one area, it may soon get even harder.

Neighbors are rallying Monday night against a proposed development at the corner of 16th Avenue and Humboldt Street that will bring 108 new “micro-apartments” to the area.

The new development will not have any new parking spaces to an area where space is already at a premium. Neighbors say they aren't opposed to the new housing -- only to lack of parking. 

The Denver City Council has already approved a permit for the Humboldt Micros, which are comprised of two buildings made up of units that average 350-square-feet. Crews hope to break ground by the end of the year.

But, after the outcry from neighbors, the council has stopped issuing similar permits.

Only one other building without parking has gone up since 2010. It is in the Highlands.

Proponents of the Humboldt development say affordable housing is difficult to find in the area, and it can help fill that niche.

Neighbors have filed an appeal against the approval of the Humboldt project. It will be heard by the Board of Adjustment on Tuesday morning.

That hearing is slated for 11 a.m. in Suite 201 of the Wellington Webb Building at 201 West Colfax Avenue.

Monday night’s rally is slated for 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
 

Copyright 2016 KUSA


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