Aurora, CO, Sustainable Infill and Redevelopment Design Handbook

Aurora, CO

https://www.auroragov.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_1881137/Image/Business%20Services/Development%20Center/Code%20and%20Rules/SIR%20Handbook.pdf

Residential Infill Development

Solar Energy

Residential Infill Development

This handbook for Aurora, CO provides methods for achieving infill (commercial and residential) within a newly created zoning district intended to encourage mixed use. The section on residential design focuses on walkability, sustainability, and flexible design, and suggests housing forms such as townhomes and row houses(§2.11) with rear parking and private outdoor space, and garden court residences (§2.15) on a single lot with a courtyard of at least 20 feet that fronts the street. The handbook also emphasizes renewable energy (§4.12) and green infrastructure (§4.13). 

Solar Energy

The city's design guidelines for the Sustainable Infill Redevelopment district provide descriptions of and recommendations for passive solar design (Sec. 4.11) and renewable energy systems, including solar (Sec. 4.12).

 


Taxonomy Master Topics: Solar Energy Policy
Infill Policy
Region: Mountain
Population Density: 1,000-2,999/square mile
Type of Place: City
Solar Practice: Supports Accessory Solar Energy Use
Supports Solar Siting
Jurisdiction: County
Municipality
Knowledgebase Resource Categories: Guide
Community Type: Suburban
Urban
Format: Knowledgebase Resource
Topic: Energy
Commercial Land Use
Industrial Land Use
Institutional Land Use
Mixed Land Uses
Residential Land Use
Population Range: 250K+
Tool Type: Design Guidelines