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The Decatur-Federal Station Area Plan identifies W. 13th Ave. as a transformative project to better connect Sun Valley, the Decatur-Federal Station, adjacent neighborhoods and downtown. The Decatur-Federal Station Area Plan recommends a design for W. 13th Ave that accommodates cyclists, pedestrians and motorists in a balanced transportation solution, including separated sidewalks, a tree lawn, on-street parking and enhanced bike facilities.

March 2017 Final Report

West 13th Avenue Final Report cover with illustrations of redesigned roadway concepts

The final feasibility study is now available, including details on existing conditions, the alternative development and evaluation process, the preferred alternative and recommended next steps. 

W 13th Ave Realignment Study (PDF)

Appendices (PDF - 23MB) 

The next steps will be to secure funding for final design, right-of-way, and construction.

 

The feasibility study determined the following:

  • Roadway alignment
  • Roadway elements to be included in the final design (stormwater bumpouts, parking, sidewalks, tree lawn, and bikeway)
  • Intersection type at Holden Place and Decatur Street
  • Realignment of Holden Place west of Decatur Street
  • Bikeway on 13th Avenue
  • Alignment connection of Riverfront Drive to Holden Place

The final design will further evaluate and refine the following:

  • Access to properties
  • Traffic control at intersections
  • Configuration of the bikeway
  • Number and length of stormwater bumpouts
  • Street parking
  • Property impacts

Past Updates

Thanks to all who attended the Open House.

Open House Materials

 

Thank you to all who attended the Stakeholder Workshop on Tuesday, September 13th. The project team appreciates your feedback! The workshop was an opportunity for stakeholders to review and comment on the advancement of the draft alternatives.

Please review materials from this workshop and provide comments:

Thank you to all who attended the Stakeholder Workshop on Tuesday, June 28th.

The workshop was an opportunity for stakeholders to learn about the project’s evaluation process and preliminary results, review and discuss the design of different design elements as well as provide comments on the packaged alternatives.

Review materials from this workshop:

 

Thank you to all who attended the Public Workshop on Thursday, April 28!

The workshop was an opportunity for community members to learn about existing conditions in the study area, articulate their community values, and participate in a ‘Design Your Roadway’ game to discuss the tradeoffs and challenges in developing possible roadway alternatives.

Review materials from this workshop:

The study held its first meetings in 2014 and was on pause in 2015 and early 2016, pending the Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) final ruling on Xcel’s docket concerning operation of the Zuni Plant.

 
Project Status: Study Complete

The study originally began in April 2014 and was paused to allow for rulings on the Zuni Plant area. The city resumed its study in February 2016 and completed work in December 2016. 

The final report was released in March 2017.

The next steps will be to secure funding for final design, right-of-way, and construction.
Contact Us
Karen Good
Project Manager, Denver Public Works
karen.good@denvergov.org