Aurora, CO, Sustainable Infill and Redevelopment Design Handbook
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).
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).
2010 Population: 325,078
2010 Population Density: 2,100.88/square mile