Downtown Development Authority

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Building a Vibrant Downtown Denver

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) supports catalytic investments that help spur economic growth and revitalization in the heart of our city. Delivering on the promise of building a vibrant downtown, the city will use public investments through the DDA to accelerate economic growth and create a family friendly, thriving, and diversified downtown.


  • Spring/Summer 2024: Outreach and engagement with stakeholders; property owner interest portal open
  • Summer 2024: Downtown Area Plan kicks off with downtown residents, businesses, and organizations; City Council refers ballot measure
  • Fall 2024: Vibrant Denver citywide outreach; District special election; City Council actions to update and expand DDA
  • Winter 2024/25: Property owner petition process formally begins; Informed by 2024 outreach, city releases application for funding downtown revitalization projects
  • 2025: Anticipated availability of DDA funding for approved projects


Capital Planning and Programming