Denver Community Planning and Development is kicking off an amendment to the Downtown Area Plan to provide planning direction for the Central Platte Valley Auraria District. Take the short kickoff survey to help the planning team learn more about the area as the planning process gets underway. It is the first of several activities – both online and in-person – that will take place in the coming months.
The 2007 Downtown Area Plan, which guides development in the downtown area, was conducted under the joint leadership of the City and County of Denver and the Downtown Denver Partnership, with the input of more than 2,000 community participants over a 15-month period.
The "Central Platte Valley Auraria district," located between I-25, Speer Boulevard and Auraria Parkway, was included but not detailed in the 2007 Downtown Area Plan. It was also part of a 2012 South Platte River Corridor Study that studied redevelopment potential in five distinct riverfront areas. Much of the land is surface parking lots serving cultural and entertainment venues, including the Pepsi Center, Elitch Gardens, the Downtown Aquarium and the Children’s Museum.
A key recommendation of the 2007 plan was to attract more housing, mixed-use and pedestrian-friendly development to this area.
City planners feel it is important to revisit the undetailed “Central Platte Valley Auraria district” section of the Downtown Area Plan in 2017 so that the people of Denver, and particularly downtown residents, may provide input into the future of this area.
Sterring Committee Members for Downtown Area Plan Amendment, Central Platte Valley - Auraria District
|Tami Door||Downtown Denver Partnership|
|John Desmond (Alt.)||Downtown Denver Partnership|
|Councilman Rafael Espinoza||Council District 1|
|Councilman Jolon Clark||Council District 7|
|Councilman Albus Brooks||Council District 9|
|Tim Boers||Highland United Neighbors|
|Carol Sperat (Alt.)||Highland United Neighbors|
|David Solomon||Jefferson Park United Neighbors|
|Fabby Hillyard||Lower Downtown Historic District|
|Ayn Fox||Lower Downtown Neighborhood Association|
|Don Cohen||Riverfront Park Association|
|Kathryn Haight (Alt.)||Riverfront Park Association|
|Barb Weiske||Auraria Higher Education Center|
|Gretchen Kerr||Children’s Museum|
|Jon Handwork (Alt.)||Children’s Museum|
|Chad Ashley||Downtown Aquarium|
|Jeff Shoemaker||The Greenway Foundation|
|Chris Shears||Architect , Shears Adkins Rockmore|
|David Foster||Pepsi Center|
|Rhys Duggan||Revesco Properties|
|Bar Chadwick||Department of Finance|
|Scott Gilmore||Department of Parks and Recreation|
|Emily Gloeckner||Public Works – Policy & Planning|
|Chris Nevitt||Transit Oriented Development Manager|
|Abe Barge||Community Planning & Development|
|Lilly Djaniants||Community Planning & Development|
|Chris Gleissner||Community Planning & Development|
|Steve Nalley||Community Planning & Development|
|Steve Oliver||Community Planning & Development|
|Andy Rutz||Community Planning & Development|
Located between I-25, Speer Boulevard and Auraria Parkway