Civic leaders who had a vision for Denver 15 years ago created Blueprint Denver, a citywide plan to link land use and transportation. Blueprint promotes urban design goals that result in a more pedestrian- and bike-friendly environment, increased transit service on major corridors, shared parking in business districts and more housing in mixed-use areas. Innovative for its time, the plan has served us well. Now it’s time to update that plan as we look to the future and think about who we want Denver to be in the next 15 years.
Growth in Denver and the region has been significant in recent years, and is expected to continue. In April, May and June of 2017 we posed questions to Denver residents using the Growing a Better Denver game about how we can grow in ways that benefit the people who live here today, as well as future residents.
Now, we're taking a closer look at growth so that, together, we can update the city's land use map. In September and October, we took the results of the Growing a Better Denver game and shared a newer, more detailed map of potential "future places." Using categories of corridors, centers, districts and residential areas, we asked you to tell us if we got them right, and how we can make sure these future places are complete, with key amenities citywide. In early 2018 we'll be sharing a more refined draft and asking you -- is this strategy right for Denver?
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 Denver Workshops - Growth Strategies & Draft Maps
September 13, Maxwell Elementary, NE Denver
September 14, University of Denver, SE Denver
September 19, Doull Elementary, SW Denver
September 20, Scheitler Rec Center, NW
September 21, 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)
Presentation 1 - Design Guidelines for the Public Realm (PDF)
Presentation 2 - DRCOG: Aging in Denver & the Region (PDF)
Presentation 3 - Urban Design & Its Role in Blueprint (PDF)
Presentation 4 - Impact of Changing Demographics (PDF)
Presentation 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)
Meeting materials: None
Denveright Community Visioning Workshops & Surveys
October 4 & 5 (workshops)
For recap and most materials, visit our Your Voice page.