Comprehensive Plan Goals:
- Preserve and enhance Denver's natural environment.
- Manage growth and change through effective land use policies to sustain Denver's high quality of life.
- Anticipate and meet the expanding mobility needs of residents, businesses, and visitors.
- Use the best of Denver's architectural and landscape legacies to guide the future.
- Expand housing options for Denver's changing population.
- Create a sustainable economy that provides opportunities for all.
- Build on the assets of every neighborhood and foster a citywide sense of community.
- Provide Denver residents with lifelong learning opportunities.
- Enhance opportunities for people in need to work and participate fully in community life.
- Integrate arts and culture into the social and economic fabric of the City.
- Foster cooperation and share leadership on regional issues.
In 2000, the Denver City Council adopted Denver Comprehensive Plan 2000
(Plan 2000).This plan is the “effort of hundreds of these residents, looking through their differing lenses, to agree on the City’s long-term purposes, to think through Denver
's special inheritance and its effect on those purposes, and to suggest strategies that will buy that inheritance as much long-term insurance as possible to sustain it for the future.” Plan 2000 establishes a vision for Denver
's future that is summarized as “A city that is livable for its people, now and in the future.” Various City departments subsequently prepare detailed plans that are adopted by city council as supplements to the Comprehensive Plan. These include the Parks and Recreation Game Plan
, the Pedestrian Master Plan
and the Bicycle Master Plan
, as well as Blueprint Denver