Blueprint Denver

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Blueprint Denver is a citywide land use and transportation plan that was first adopted in 2002 and updated in 2019. The plan covers a 20-year period, and calls for growing an inclusive city through:

  • complete neighborhoods and complete transportation networks;
  • a measured, common-sense approach to new growth;
  • and for the first time, land-use decisions through the lens of social equity.

Each year, Community Planning and Development will measure outcomes related to the plan goals, policies, and strategies in Blueprint Denver.

Read the Executive Summary and 2021 Annual Report

How should Denver evolve and grow?

Watch a quick video to learn more about the community voices and goals in this plan.

Interactive Blueprint Denver Map

Click on the map to see Blueprint Denver's recommendations for your address or another area. 

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Process Archive

Blueprint Denver Task Force

Blueprint Denver Task Force meetings were normally held on the fourth Thursday of the month.

Name Organization/Affiliation
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
Chris Hinds, Margie Valdez 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
Ean Tafoya 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


Meeting Archive

If you use assistive technology and need additional help with any of the documents below, contact planning@denvergov.org.

Blueprint Denver Task Force Meeting 20
February 21, 2019
Webb Municipal Building, Room 4.F.6 
201 W. Colfax Ave. Denver
Presentation(PDF, 30MB) (PDF)

Blueprint Denver Task Force Meeting 19
November 15, 2018
Webb Municipal Building, Room 1.B.6.
201 W. Colfax Ave., Denver 
Presentation(PDF, 2MB) (PDF) 

Blueprint Denver Task Force Meeting 18
July 12, 2018
Webb Municipal Building, Room 4.F.6
201 W. Colfax Ave., Denver 
Presentation(PDF, 2MB) (PDF)
Meeting notes(PDF, 142KB) (PDF)

Blueprint Denver Task Force Meeting 17: Subcommittee meetings
April 26-27, 2018
Presentations(PDF, 1MB) (PDF)
Meeting notes(PDF, 335KB) (PDF)

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, 4MB) (PDF)
Meeting handout(PDF, 74KB) (PDF)
 

Blueprint Denver Task Force Meeting 15
January 19, 2018
201 W. Colfax Ave., Denver
Meeting presentation(PDF, 4MB) (PDF)
 

Blueprint Denver Task Force Meeting 14
September 28, 2017
890 Auraria Parkway, Denver
CAVEA Student Success Building, Room 420
Meeting presentation(PDF, 9MB) (PDF)
Meeting summary(PDF, 1MB) (PDF) 
 

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, 8MB) (PDF)  |  En español(PDF, 8MB) (PDF)
 

Blueprint Denver Task Force Meeting 13
August 24, 2017
DRCOG, 1290 Broadway
Meeting summary(PDF, 1MB) (PDF)
Presentation 1(PDF, 2MB) (PDF)
Presentation 2(PDF, 396KB) (PDF)
Presentation 3(PDF, 2MB) (PDF)
Presentation 4(PDF, 1MB) (PDF)
 

Blueprint Denver Task Force Meeting 12
July 27, 2017
CAVEA at Metropolitan State University
890 Auraria Parkway, Student Success Building Room 420 - CAVEA 
Meeting summary (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)
 

Blueprint Denver Task Force Meeting 11
June 22, 2017
DRCOG, 1290 Broadway 
Meeting summary(PDF, 556KB) (PDF)
Pres. 1 - Design Guidelines for the Public Realm(PDF, 7MB) (PDF)
Pres. 2 - DRCOG: Aging in Denver & the Region(PDF, 1MB) (PDF)
Pres. 3 - Urban Design & Its Role in Blueprint(PDF, 2MB) (PDF)
Pres. 4 - Impact of Changing Demographics(PDF, 1MB) (PDF)
Pres. 5 - School District Enrollment Trends(PDF, 840KB) (PDF)
 

Blueprint Denver Task Force Meeting 10
May, 25, 2017
CAVEA at Metropolitan State University
890 Auraria Parkway, Student Success Building
Room 420 - CAVEA
Presentation(PDF, 2MB) (PDF)
Meeting summary(PDF, 4MB) (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, 1MB) (PDF)
Presentation 2 - Ken Schroeppel(PDF, 11MB) (PDF)
Presentation 3 -- Troy Russ(PDF, 2MB) (PDF)
Presentation 4 -- Jill Locantore(PDF, 3MB) (PDF)
Meeting summary(PDF, 1MB) (PDF)


Blueprint Denver Community Workshop on Growth
April 25, 2017
951 Elati St., Denver
Presentation(PDF, 7MB) - growth scenarios, growth game steps (PDF)
Summary of growth scenario slides(PDF, 3MB) (PDF)


Blueprint Denver Task Force Meeting 8
March 23, 2017
890 Auraria Pkwy #420
Meeting Summary(PDF, 3MB) (PDF)
Handouts(PDF, 202KB) (PDF)


Blueprint Denver Task Force Meeting 7
February 23, 2017
890 Auraria Pkwy #420
Presentation(PDF, 2MB) (PDF)
Meeting 7 summary(PDF, 1MB) (PDF)


Blueprint Denver Task Force Meeting 6
January 26, 2017
890 Auraria Pkwy #420
Presentation(PDF, 6MB) (PDF)
Meeting 6 summary(PDF, 1019KB) (PDF)


Blueprint Denver Task Force Meeting 5
December 7, 2016
890 Auraria Pkwy #420
Presentation(PDF, 5MB) (PDF)
Community Profile(PDF, 11MB) (30 MB PDF)
Community Profile Summary(PDF, 16MB) (PDF)
Meeting 5 summary(PDF, 1MB) (PDF)

Blueprint Denver Task Force Meeting 4
October 27, 2016
890 Auraria Pkwy #420
Presentation(PDF, 3MB) (PDF)
Meeting 4 summary(PDF, 2MB) (PDF)
 

Denveright Community Visioning Workshops & Surveys
October 4 & 5 (workshops)
Blueprint Community Visioning Input Summary(PDF, 2MB) (PDF)
 

Blueprint Denver Task Force Meeting 3
September 22, 2016
890 Auraria Pkwy #420
Presentation(PDF, 7MB) (PDF)
Meeting 3 summary(PDF, 1MB) (PDF)


Blueprint Denver Task Force Meeting 2
July 28, 2016
890 Auraria Pkwy #420
Meeting Summary(PDF, 1MB) (PDF)
 

Blueprint Denver Task Force Meeting 1
June 23, 2016
890 Auraria Pkwy #420
Presentation(PDF, 9MB) (PDF) 

Blueprint Denver Adoption

Public and Planning Board Review

The draft plan reviewed and adopted by City Council reflects community comments received during two public review periods and input from Planning Board during a public hearing on March 30, 2019.

Public review draft:

Planning Board review draft:

Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Review

The draft plan was reviewed by the Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on April 2, 2019 and advanced to the full council on a unanimous vote.

Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee review draft:

City Council Review and Adoption

City Council officially adopted Comprehensive Plan 2040 at its meeting Monday, April 22, 2019.

City Council review draft:

 

Downloads

The Plan

Blueprint Denver (2019) -- full plan(PDF, 79MB) 
Download print version(PDF, 82MB)

Appendices

Maps (PDFs)

growth strategy map Multimodal Network Map Neighborhood Contexts Map Future Places Map Street Types Map

 

Other citywide plans 

Blueprint Denver was developed in conjunction with several citywide plans: