The guiding principles and policies established in two guiding documents -- Comprehensive Plan 2000 and Blueprint Denver -- form the basis for the goals and recommendations of subsequent city plans. Denver's vision is to be a city that is livable for its people, now and in the future. The city's goal is to achieve a balanced, multi-modal transportation system, land use that accommodates future growth, and open space throughout the city.
Types of Plans
- Citywide plans
Citywide planning encompasses the entire city of Denver and incorporates input from the Denver community at large. Plans involve multiple city departments and initiatives. Citywide planning efforts establish goals for the future, analyze and improve internal processes, and provide policy guidance to successfully achieve those goals. Comprehensive Plan 2000 and Blueprint Denver are results of citywide planning.
- Small area plans
A small area plan is any plan that addresses the issues of a specific area of the city. For example, station area plans guide public and private development around transit stations.
- General development plans
General development plans (GDPs) establish a framework for large or phased projects in mixed-use zone districts. The GDP process provides a conceptual plan for integrating land uses with infrastructure.