Civic leaders who had a vision for Denver in 2002 created Blueprint Denver, a citywide plan to link land use and transportation. Innovative for its time, the plan served us well — promoting a walk- and bike-friendly city, increased transit service on major corridors, more housing in mixed-use areas, and directing new development to areas where growth is most appropriate. Based on community input, the Blueprint Denver 2018 update will focus on creating a blueprint for an inclusive city made up of "complete" neighborhoods with infrastructure and amenities, diversity of housing choices, further attention to urban design, and more.
Based on your input, city planners are working on a new approach to land use in our city. It acknowledges that all places in our city are constantly evolving in pursuit of becoming complete in their own way — not just through enabling or limiting development, but through quality-of-life infrastructure like safe sidewalks, housing options, transit access, parks and open space. Diversity, affordability and good urban design are key to complete neighborhoods as well.
Regional centers and corridors would take on the most growth, while the remainder of Denver’s places would evolve in smaller ways. Ensuring the proper scale and intensity for all places — and appropriate transitions between residential areas and other places — are key to livability.
We hosted workshops in February and March to share potential strategies for your neighborhood and citywide. You can review materials from those workshops here. Stay tuned for a Blueprint Denver draft, due out later this year!
Established “Areas of Change” and “Areas of Stability” citywide.
Emphasized multi-modal streets and mixed-use development.
Represented the community’s vision.
Blueprint Denver 2002
Denver has changed considerably since 2002, and Blueprint has reached the end of its shelf life. It’s time to plan for the next 20 years — and address the city’s ongoing population growth and transit expansion, and as well as sustainability and resilience in the face of climate change.
Denver’s rapid growth underscores the need for an updated land use and transportation plan to ensure we’re directing growth to the right places while protecting stable neighborhoods.
Blueprint Denver Task Force meetings are normally held on the fourth Thursday of the month.
|Kimball Crangle, co-chair||Gorman & Company|
|Joel Noble, co-chair||INC (Transportation Committee); Denver Planning Board|
|Andrew Abrams||Denver Metro Association of Realtors|
|Jesse Adkins||American Institute of Architects|
|Roger Armstrong||Central Neighborhood Area Resident (Capitol Hill)|
|Tim Baldwin||Rocky Mountain West Transit and Planning|
|Brianna Borin||Snooze restaurant, CityBuild Denver -- an initiative of the Downtown Denver Partnership|
|Brent Bowman||Southeast Neighborhood Area Resident (Southmoor)|
|Parry Burnap||Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Committee|
|Norma Brambila||Southwest Neighborhood Area Resident (Westwood)|
|Leo Carosella||Denver Commission on Aging|
|Mizraim Cordero||Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce|
|Chris Crosby||Nichols Partnership|
|John Desmond||Downtown Denver Partnership|
|Angelle Fouther||Far Northeast Neighborhood Area Resident (Montbello)|
|Gabriel Guillaume||LiveWell Colorado|
|John Hayden||Mayor's Pedestrian Advisory Committee|
|Councilman Christopher Herndon||Denver City Council District 8|
|Geneva Hooten||INC (Transportation Committee)|
|Annie Levinksy||Historic Denver|
|Heather Noyes||Northwest Neighborhood Area Resident (Berkeley)|
|Caitlin Quander||Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLC|
|Trinidad (Trini) Rodriguez||Denver Housing Authority, board member|
|Andrew Sense||Northeast Neighborhood Area Resident (City Park West)|
|Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman||Denver Council District 5|
|Jerry Tinianow||Denver Office of Sustainability|
|Stewart Tucker Lundy||Denver Commission for People with Disabilities|
|Julie Underdahl||Denver Planning Board|
|Margie Valdez||INC (Zoning and Planning Committee)|
|KC Veio||Denver Urban Renewal Authority, board member|
|Joe Vostrejs||Larimer Associates|
|Jeff Walker||RTD Board of Directors District D|
|Dace West||Mile High Connects|
Blueprint "Complete City" Workshops
Feb. 20, 2018, Thomas Jefferson High School
Feb. 21, 2018, Laradon, 5100 Lincoln St.
Feb. 22, 2018, Potenza Lodge Hall, 1900 W. 38th
Feb. 22, 2018, Dist. 3 Police Station, 1625 S. University
Feb. 27, 2018, Corky Gonzales Library, 1498 Irving
Mar. 1, 2018, All Saints Parish Hall, 2559 S. Federal
Mar. 6, 2018, Community of Christ Church, 480 N. Marion
Mar. 7, 2018, Evie Garrett Dennis Campus, 4800 Telluride
Mar. 8, 2018, Valverde Elementary, 2030 W. Alameda
Mar. 14, 2018, DSST Byers School, 150 S. Pearl St.
Mar. 15, 2018, DSST Stapleton HS, 2000 Valentia
Blueprint Denver Task Force Meeting 16
February 22, 2018
CAVEA at Metropolitan State University
890 Auraria Parkway, Denver CO
Student Success Building, Room 420 - CAVEA
Meeting presentation (PDF)
Meeting handout (PDF)
Blueprint Denver Task Force Meeting 15
January 19, 2018
201 W. Colfax Ave., Denver
Blueprint Denver Workshops - Growth Strategies & Draft Maps
September 13, 2018, Maxwell Elementary, NE Denver
September 14, 2018, University of Denver, SE Denver
September 19, 2018, Doull Elementary, SW Denver
September 20, 2018, Scheitler Rec Center, NW
September 21, 2018, East High School, central Denver
Meeting presentation (PDF) | En español (PDF)
Blueprint Denver Task Force Meeting 11
June 22, 2017
DRCOG, 1290 Broadway
Meeting summary (PDF)
Pres. 1 - Design Guidelines for the Public Realm (PDF)
Pres. 2 - DRCOG: Aging in Denver & the Region (PDF)
Pres.3 - Urban Design & Its Role in Blueprint (PDF)
Pres. 4 - Impact of Changing Demographics (PDF)
Pres. 5 - School District Enrollment Trends (PDF)
Blueprint Denver Task Force Meeting 9
April 27, 2017
201 W. Colfax Ave., Room 4.G.2, Denver
Presentation 1 - EJ Klock-McCook (PDF)
Presentation 2 - Ken Schroeppel (PDF)
Presentation 3 -- Troy Russ (PDF)
Presentation 4 -- Jill Locantore (PDF)
Meeting summary (PDF)