Denver Community Planning and Development and the Downtown Denver Partnership are hosting an all-day charrette in support of the Downtown Area Plan Amendment. Join us to share your thoughts and expertise to help investigate challenges and conceptualize solutions for the future of an important corner of downtown Denver! Topics will include mobility, building form, river zone, and placemaking.
Save the date: Public meeting #2 set for Thursday, November 2
Join us for the second public meeting for the Downtown Area Plan Amendment and help shape a new downtown riverfront neighborhood.
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.
5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 18
Denver Athletic Club, Centennial Room (3rd floor), 1325 Glenarm Place
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|
Steering Committee Meeting #5
5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 27
Located between I-25, Speer Boulevard and Auraria Parkway