Denver Public Works launched the 40th & Colorado Next Steps Study in October 2015. The project purpose is to identify transportation and connectivity improvements in the study area that relate to the built environment and build on the recommendations of the Elyria & Swansea Neighborhoods Plan adopted in 2015.
Over the past year, the Project Team has examined multi-modal transportation connectivity for the study area, identified an improved cross-section for 40th Avenue between York Street and Colorado Boulevard, and evaluated bike and pedestrian improvements linking the neighborhood, Bruce Randolph School, the 40th & Colorado Station and development east of Colorado Boulevard. Water quality improvements and changing land use factors have been an integral part of the transportation network improvements. The study area was divided into four Focus Areas and individual projects or improvements were identified in each Focus Area, and are detailed in the forthcoming Next Steps Study document. The Next Steps Study and related document are anticipated to conclude by late November.
This transportation study began in Fall 2015 and concluded in late 2016 with a final report outlining recommendations in four focus areas. Design for key projects could begin as early as 2017.
Study recommendations have been developed based on extensive community outreach, including the engagement of a project Stakeholder Advisory Group, numerous stakeholder and focus group meetings, NDCC Town Halls, the University of Colorado A-Line Commuter Rail opening event and two project-specific public workshops.
The project team shared the study recommendations at its third, and final, public meeting on November 14, 2016.