Cheyenne City Council denies code change intended to incentivize more housing

Cheyenne’s Planning and Development Department has been rolling out a series of proposals to update code requirements for building with the goal of incentivizing development — ultimately increasing the supply of housing and decreasing the cost of construction and rent.


However, its first large-scale proposal was rejected by the Cheyenne City Council on Monday.


“It has no standards at all,” said council member Mark Rinne. “If we have no standards, we will generally get the bare minimum.”