A home for cars in Highland might become a home — or homes — for people

Pave a parking lot, put up a paradise?

2163 W. 29th Ave. Feb. 21, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

2163 W. 29th Ave. Feb. 21, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Apartments, a duplex, a house or garden court homes may supplant the surface parking lot at 2163 W. 29th Ave in Highland. Eventually.

Right now, the parking lot serves drivers doing business at the nearby Wheeler Block office building. On Monday, the Denver City Council approved new building guidelines to align the 6,100-square-foot slice of land with modern zoning rules.

But just because something can be built, does not mean it will.

“There currently are no designs for this property,” said Kevin Anderson, who represents the property owner. “I mean, I’m sure that one day it will be developed.”

The move was not an “upzoning,” meaning it does not allow any more height than previously allowed. Whoever builds something — if they do — can build between 30 and 40 feet high.

City council members approved the rezoning by a vote of 13 to 0.

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