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East Central Area Plan

Latest News: The first draft of the plan is here!

After more than two years of community engagement and months of reviewing your feedback on draft plan recommendations, the first draft of the East Central Area Plan is ready for your careful review and feedback!

The public review period will be open through the end of the year, so there is plenty of time for you to review the document and tell us what you think.

How to submit feedback:


Learn about the first draft plan at the next community open house

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Community Open House on Draft Plan
6-8 p.m., Wednesday, November 13
East High School
1600 City Park Esplanade, Denver

Food will be provided, and child care will be provided.

Interpretation: Spanish interpretation will be available. 

Plan on attending? Use the button below to let us know! RSVPs are not required to attend, but they will help us ensure we can accommodate everyone.

Can't make it? Review the plan and share your comments online.

Accessibility: If you need a sign language interpreter or CART Services, contact SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org at least three business days before the meeting. For other public accommodation requests/concerns related to a disability, please contact DisabilityAccess@denvergov.org.

 

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Scott Robinson
Senior City Planner
scott.robinson@denvergov.org


Steering Committee

All meetings are open to the public.

Check back for information on future meetings.

Name Affiliation
Jimmy Balafas Colfax Business Improvement District 
Brad Cameron Cheesman Park
Megan Deffner City Park West
Buzz Geller Commercial property owner
Neil Goldblatt Commercial property owner
Bob Hampe North Capitol Hill
Frank Locantore Uptown on the Hill, Colfax Ave Business Improvement District
Don Novak Bluebird Business Improvement District
Heather O'Neil City Park West
Michelle Reichmuth City Park Neigborhood Advisory
Caroline Schomp Capitol Hill
Myles Tangalin Congress Park
Trent Thompson South City Park
Charlie Woolley Commercial property owner

Steering Committee Meeting #1
6-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Colorado Health Foundation, 1780 Pennsylvania Street, Denver
Presentation (PDF)
Agenda (PDF)
Meeting summary (PDF)

Steering Committee Meeting #2
6-8 p.m., Wednesday, August 16, 2017
CHUN Tears McFarlane House, 1290 Williams St., Community Hall
Agenda (PDF)
Meeting summary (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)

Steering Committee Meeting #3
6-8 p.m., Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave. 
Agenda (PDF)
Meeting summary (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)

Steering Committee Meeting #4
6-8 p.m., Thursday, October 12, 2017
Bicycle Café 1308 E 17th Ave
Agenda (PDF)
Meeting summary (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)

Steering Committee Meeting #5
6-8 p.m., Thursday, November 9, 2017
CHUN Tears McFarlane House, 1290 Williams St., Community Hall
Agenda (PDF)
Meeting Summary (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)

Steering Committee Meeting #6
6-8 pm Thursday December 14, 2017
CHUN Tears McFarlane House, 1290 Williams St., Community Hall
Agenda (PDF)
Meeting Summary (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)

Steering Committee Meeting #7
6-8 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2018
CHUN Tears McFarlane House, 1290 Williams St., Community Hall
Agenda (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)
Meeting Summary (PDF)

Steering Committee Meeting #8
6-8 p.m., Thursday, February 8, 2018
CHUN Tears McFarlane House, 1290 Williams St., Community Hall
Agenda (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)
Meeting Summary (PDF)

Steering Committee Meeting #9
6-8 p.m., Thursday, March 8, 2018
CHUN Tears McFarlane House, 1290 Williams St., Community Hall
Agenda (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)
Meeting Summary (PDF)

Steering Committee Meeting #10
6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 12, 2018
CHUN Tears McFarlane House, 1290 Williams St., Community Hall
Agenda (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)
Meeting Summary (PDF)

Steering Committee Meeting #11
6-8 p.m., Thursday, May 10, 2018
CHUN Tears McFarlane House, 1290 Williams St., Community Hall
Agenda (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)
Meeting Summary (PDF)

Steering Committee Meeting #12
6-8 p.m., Thursday, June 14, 2018
CHUN Tears McFarlane House, 1290 Williams St., Community Hall
Agenda (PDF)
Summary (PDF)

Steering Committee Meeting #13
6-8 p.m., Thursday, July 12, 2018
CHUN Tears McFarlane House, 1290 Williams St., Community Hall
Agenda (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)
Summary (PDF) 

Steering Committee Meeting #14
6-8 p.m., Thursday, August 9, 2018
CHUN Tears McFarlane House, 1290 Williams St., Community Hall
Agenda (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)
Summary (PDF)

Steering Committee Meeting #15
6-8 p.m., Thursday, September 13
CHUN Tears McFarlane House, 1290 Williams St., Community Hall
Agenda (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)
Summary (PDF)

Steering Committee Meeting #16
6-8 p.m., Thursday, October 11, 2018
CHUN Tears McFarlane House, 1290 Williams St., Community Hall
Agenda (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)
Summary (PDF)

Steering Committee Meeting #17
6-8 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2018
CHUN Tears McFarlane House, 1290 Williams St., Community Hall
Agenda (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)
Summary (PDF)

Steering Committee Meeting #18
5:30-6:30 pm, Thursday, December 13, 2018
Irish Snug, 1201 Colfax Ave
Agenda (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)
Summary (PDF)

Steering Committee Meeting #19
6:00-8:00 pm, Thursday, January 10, 2019
CHUN Tears McFarlane House, 1290 Williams St., Community
Agenda (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)
Summary (PDF)

Steering Committee Meeting #20
6-8 p.m., Thursday, March 14, 2019
CHUN Tears McFarlane House, 1290 Williams St., Community Hall
Agenda (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)
Summary (PDF)

Steering Committee Meeting #21
6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2019
CHUN Tears McFarlane House, 1290 Williams St., Community Hall
Agenda (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)
Summary (PDF)

Steering Committee Meeting #22
6-8 p.m., Thursday,  May 9, 2019
CHUN Tears McFarlane House, 1290 Williams St., Community Hall
Agenda (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)
Summary (PDF)

Steering Committee Meeting #23
6-8 p.m., Thursday,  June 13, 2010
CHUN Tears McFarlane House, 1290 Williams St., Community Hall
Agenda (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)

 

Project Archive

Past Meeting Information

Below are listed all the community meetings, workshops, office hours and pop-up events hosted by the planning team. Unlike traditional meetings and workshops, pop-up events are intended to reach hard-to-reach communities where they live and involve only paper materials and on-the-street interviews. 

Area-Wide Community Workshop #1
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Scotish Rite Masonic Center
1370 Grant Street
Meeting materials available at online workshop

Neighborhood Workshop #1 – North Capitol Hill & City Park West
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Colorado Health Foundation
1780 Pennsylvania Street
Meeting material available at online workshop

Neighborhood Workshop #2 – Capitol Hill & Cheesman Park
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Althea Center
1400 Williams Street
Meeting material available at online workshop

Neighborhood Workshop #3 – City Park & Congress Park
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Church in the City – Beth Abraham
1580 Gaylord Street
Meeting material available at online workshop

East Central Area Community Workshop #2
6-8 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Church in the City – Beth Abraham
1580 N. Gaylord St.
Presentation (PDF)

Listed below are focus groups hosted by the plan team for the purpose of topic-specific discussions with local stakeholders with subject-matter expertise and experience. 

Focus Group: Design Quality and Character Preservation Meeting 
Presentation (PDF)

Focus Group #1: Affordable housing, social services, & financial stability 
January 8, 2019
Carla Madison Recreation Center 

Focus Group #2: Small business retention, real estate/transit oriented development, & healthy food
January 9, 2019
Carla Madison Recreation Center 
Meeting notes (PDF)

Focus Group #3: Mobility & access
January 15, 2019
Art Gym Denver, 1460 Leyden Street

Focus Group #4: Green infrastructure, recreation, open space
January 17, 2019
Carla Madison Recreation Center

Focus Group #5: Design quality & character preservation
January 29, 2019
Carla Madison Recreation Center
Meeting notes (PDF)

Focus Group #6: Small business retention, real estate/transit oriented development, & healthy food 
6-8 p.m., April 2, 2019
Carla Madison Recreation Center
Presentation (PDF)

Focus Group #7: Green Infrastructure 
6-8 p.m., April 4, 2019 
Carla Madison Recreation Center
Presentation (PDF)

Focus Group #8: Mobility 
6-8 p.m., April 17, 2019 
Carla Madison Recreation Center
Presentation (PDF)

Focus Group #9: Design Quality and Character Preservation 
6-8 p.m., April 18, 2019 
Carla Madison Recreation Center
Presentation (PDF)

Focus Group #10: Affordable housing, social services, & financial stability 
6-8 p.m., April 23, 2019 
Carla Madison Recreation Center
Presentation (PDF)

Listed below are (1) meetings hosted by East Central Area neighborhood groups and organizations, or other City of Denver departments or teams that East Central Area Plan team members attended, (2) community events at which the plan had a booth/table or was part of a larger booth or table representing the City of Denver, and (3) stakeholder conversations convened or hosted by East Central Area organizations. 

8/26/2017 - Mayor's Cabinet in the Community

9/15/2017 – Seniors In September Educational & Resource Fair at Denver Botanic Gardens

9/20/2017 - South City Park RNO meeting

9/21/2017 -  Blueprint Denver Workshop

9/26/2017 -  South City Park Neighborhood Association Summer Block Party

10/18/2017 - Congress Park Neighbors, Inc

10/24/2017 - City Park Neighborhood Advisory Committee

11/7/2017 - Capitol Hill United Neighbors

11/14/2017 - Colfax BID

11/14/2017 - Uptown on the Hill

11/21/2017 - Bluebird BID 

12/4/2017 - WTF is BRT?

3/20/2018 - Colfax Grit & Glory, Historic Denver

8/28/2018 - Denveright Open House

1/25/2019 - Atlantis Communities pop-up

2/28/2019 - Triple Tree Café pop-up

3/12/2019 - DC 21 pop-up

3/19/2019 - Hospital Focus Group

3/26/2019 - Carla Madison Rec Center pop-up

4/9/2019 - Uptown on the Hill

4/10/2019 – Development focus group

4/17/2019 – Social service providers meeting

4/17/2019 - City Park West Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

4/17/2019 - Swallow Hill RNO

4/25/2019 - Renaissance Uptown Lofts pop-up

4/25/2019 - Residences at Franklin Park

4/27/2019 - Mayor's Cabinet in the Community

5/1/2019 - Persons Experiencing Homelessness Outreach pop-up

5/1/2019 -  Capitol Hill United Neighbors

5/8/2019 - Capitol Hill United Neighbors Zoning committee

5/15/2019 - South City Park RNO

5/15/2019 - Bluebird BID

5/16/2019 - Congress Park RNO

5/22/2019 - Small Business Focus Group              

6/19/2019 - Congress Park RNO

6/25/2019 - Uptown Urban Design Forum

8/13/2019 - Congress Park RNO

8/21/2019 - Congress Park RNO

9/25/2019 - Congress Park RNO



Past draft recommendations 

Plan recommendations are a like an outline that serves as the basis for the draft plan, when the draft is written. The first set of draft recommendations were shared with the public in May. We received more than 500 comments on the recommendations and are updating the recommendations accordingly. Maps associated with the recommendations are currently being updated.

A - HOSPITALS

The healthcare sector is the foundation for economic growth

  • 32% of all jobs in East Central, more than 11,000 jobs total
  • Sector is expected to continue to grow – forecast to provide 11% of new jobs through 2040
  • Includes St. Joseph Hospital, Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, and National Jewish; and is also influenced by Denver Health and Rose Medical Center, both just outside the Area

B - HOSPITALS & SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS

Together, hospitals and surrounding neighborhoods can address community development in ways that are mutually beneficial

The Plan aims to:

  • Help the hospitals stay in the area and evolve in a neighborhood-friendly way
  • Partner with hospitals and nonprofit housing developers to create affordable, workforce housing
  • Partner with hospitals and DPS to address workforce training needs
  • Create more retail and services that benefit hospital employees, visitors, and residents
  • Ensure strong connections from hospitals to transit, parks, and daily services

C - MIXED-USE CENTERS, CORRIDORS & DISTRICTS

The primary location for housing and employment growth in East Central

The Plan aims to:

  • Create new affordable housing near transit and amenities
  • Preserve and enhance community-serving, locally-owned businesses
  • Promote spaces that strengthen the Area’s small professional office niche

D - DOWNTOWN ADJACENCIES

The East Central Area overlaps with Downtown Denver’s eastern edge

The Plan aims to:

  • Ensure consistency with Downtown plans, such as the Upper Downtown Plan which overlaps with portions of the North Capitol Hill neighborhood
  • Encourage commercial spaces and jobs that complement Downtown’s offerings
  • Support the redevelopment of critical parcels that are gateways to East Central

NEIGHBORHOODS OVERALL

A large majority of East Central’s land is residential

The Plan aims to:

  • Preserve housing affordability
  • Stabilize residents at risk of displacement
  • Expand diversity of housing types by encouraging “missing middle” units such as ADUs (accessory dwelling units), townhouses, rowhouses, and live-work units
  • Improve jobs and economic stability of residents

BOLSTER THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR AS THE FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH

  • Partner with hospitals, DPS, and nonprofit housing developers to address workforce housing and training needs
  • Ensure strong connections from hospitals to neighborhood amenities such as parks and transit
  • Mix more medical offices and clinics in mixed-use areas throughout the East Central Area

STRENGTHEN THE SMALL PROFESSIONAL OFFICE NICHE

  • Encourage more co-working spaces and gathering spaces for entrepreneurs
  • Inventory existing buildings for underused spaces appropriate for small businesses
  • Consider creative office uses to activate ground floors in appropriate locations along Colfax

BUILD UPON EAST CENTRAL’S ADJACENCY TO DOWNTOWN DENVER AS AN ECONOMIC ASSET

  • Support redevelopment of important, underused parcels that border Downtown and the East Central Area
  • Encourage jobs and services that complement, rather than compete with, Downtown’s offerings
  • Establish connections between Downtown and major destinations in East Central, such as the Area’s hospitals

PRESERVE AND ENHANCE COMMUNITY-SERVING, LOCALLY-OWNED BUSINESSES

  • Ease regulations that make it difficult to open a business
  • Work with area partners to provide technical assistance such as marketing, lease negotiations, or English-as-a-second-language (ESL) help
  • Expand the Business Impact Opportunity program for small businesses impacted by BRT construction along Colfax

PRESERVE HOUSING AFFORDABILITY AND STABILIZE RESIDENTS AT RISK OF DISPLACEMENT

  • Extend covenants for income-restricted properties
  • Better market the City’s existing programs, including temporary rental and utility assistance, property tax rebates, ownership programs, and eviction legal defense fund
  • Assist tenants in aging, small multi-unit buildings with purchasing and transforming their buildings into cooperative housing

CREATE NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING NEAR TRANSIT AND AMENITIES

  • Support acquisition of land by the City and/or its partners, such as DHA and land trust entities, for future development of affordable housing, particularly in corridors, centers, and high and high-medium residential areas
  • Allow higher density along Colfax in exchange for affordable units or community-benefiting space

EXPAND DIVERSITY OF HOUSING TYPES & AFFORDABILITY IN ALL NEIGHBORHOODS

  • Encourage development of ADUs in all residential areas, in forms that address neighborhood context
  • Encourage more “missing middle” types such as townhouses, rowhouses, and du/tri/fourplexes, that are compatible and at affordable price points
  • Ensure new development is family-friendly and expand housing options for non-traditional households, including seniors and group living

INCREASE ACCESS TO SUPPORTIVE HOUSING AND SOCIAL SERVICES FOR VULNERABLE RESIDENTS

  • Develop more permanent, supportive housing that wraps in services such as health care, child care, and workforce training
  • Promote innovative forms of services such as hygiene centers, navigation centers, and rest and resource centers

ENCOURAGE A DIVERSITY OF HOUSING TYPES IN MU, RH, AND RO DISTRICTS.

Encourage new building forms at affordable price points, such as:

  • Duplex/Triplex/Quadplex in “Large House” form 
  • Row House 
  • Walk-Up Apartments
  • Live-work
  • Micro units

ALLOW ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS IN ALL RESIDENTIAL AREAS.

Consider specific rules for neighborhoods that consider:

  • Unique considerations in different neighborhoods, such as building coverage in flood-prone areas
  • Encourage use for long-term housing rather than short-term rentals
  • Goals for affordability and wealth-building
  • Neighborhood-appropriate parking rules

TRANSFORMATIVE STREETS

Prioritize Walking, Biking, Rolling and Transit Along Key Corridors That Connect People And Places

Broadway/Lincoln Streets Between 7th and 20th

  • Improve transit speed and reliability & add amenities at stops.
  • Create a high quality pedestrian space with improved crossings for pedestrians and bicycles.
  • Study the feasibility of two-way conversion.

York/Josephine Streets Between 6th and 23rd

  • Improve transit speed and reliability & add amenities at stops.
  • Increase transit frequency and hours of service.
  • Install a high comfort bikeway between 7th and 12th to connect to Denver Botanic Gardens.
  • Study the feasibility of two-way conversion.
  • Create a high quality pedestrian space with new and improved crossings for pedestrians and bicycles.

Colorado Boulevard Between 6th and 23rd

  • Create a greater separation between the sidewalk and the roadway.
  • Create a high quality pedestrian space with new and improved crossings for pedestrians and bicycles.
  • Improve transit speed and reliability & add amenities at stops.

17th/18th Avenues Between Broadway and Colorado

  • Improve transit speed and reliability & add amenities at stops.
  • Create a high quality pedestrian space with new and improved crossings for pedestrians and bicycles.
  • Study the feasibility of two-way conversion on 17th from Broadway to Josephine.

16th Avenue Between Broadway and City Park Esplanade

  • Install a neighborhood bikeway.
  • Study the feasibility of closing access to automobile through-traffic.

Park Avenue Between Colfax/Franklin/Park and 20th

  • Create a high quality pedestrian space with improved crossings for pedestrians and bicycles
  • Study the feasibility of reconfiguring the Colfax/Franklin/Park intersection for more usable public space.
  • In the long-term, provide high capacity transit service.

Colfax Avenue between Broadway and Colorado

  • Implement planned pedestrian crossing improvements and transit efficiency and reliability via implementation of Colfax Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).

14th Avenue Between Broadway and Colorado

  • Install a protected bike lane.
  • Create a high quality pedestrian space with new and improved crossings for pedestrians and bicycles.
  • Study the feasibility of two-way conversion.

13th Avenue Between Broadway and Colorado

  • Provide a greater separation between the sidewalk and the roadway.
  • Create a high quality pedestrian space with new and improved crossings for pedestrians and bicycles.
  • Study the feasibility of two-way conversion.

12th Avenue Between Broadway and Colorado

  • Improve transit speed and reliability & add amenities at stops.
  • Conduct corridor study that includes 11th Ave and 12th Ave to determine community preference and best placement for transit and bicycle facilities.
  • Coordinate with Quality of Life improvements from Cheesman Park to Colorado Boulevard and improve Colorado Boulevard intersection.

6th/8th Avenues Between Broadway and Colorado

  • Provide greater separation between the sidewalk and the roadway.
  • Create a high quality pedestrian space with new and improved crossings for pedestrians and bicycles.
  • Provide transit speed and reliability improvements at key locations and stop amenities.
  • Study the feasibility of two-way conversion.

7th Avenue Between Colorado and Williams

  • Install a protected bike lane.
  • Create a high quality pedestrian space with improved crossings for pedestrians and bicycles.
  • Explore installing a multiuse path on the parkway with limited access for vehicular cross traffic.

HIGH COMFORT BIKEWAYS

Adopt And Upgrade Planned Denver Moves: Bikes Bikeways & Install High Comfort Bikeways Not Previously Recommended - Also See Transformative Streets. Key Locations Include:

9th Avenue Between Broadway and Colorado: Install a high comfort bikeway on 9th Between Broadway and Colorado

Grant Street Between 11th and Speer: Extend planned bikeway on Grant from 11th to Speer for access to the Cherry Creek Trail

Washington Street/Clarkson Street Between 7th and 13th/14th: Upgrade planned conventional bike lanes on Washington and Clarkson between 7th and 13th/14th to a protected bike lane and install new crossings

Lafayette Street and Gaylord Street Between 12th and 16th: Install a high comfort bikeway on Lafayette and Gaylord between 12th and 16th

Franklin Street Between 13th and 23rd: Install a neighborhood bikeway on Franklin between 13th and 23rd

Detroit Street Between 6th and 17th: Install a high comfort bikeway on Detroit between 6th and 17th

Steele Street Between 6th and 12th: Reroute St. Paul bike lane and extend Steele bike lane between 6th and 12th

NEW AND WIDENED SIDEWALKS
Create A Complete Sidewalk Network, Enabling Pedestrians To Safely Access Their Destinations

Install Missing Sidewalks: Install new sidewalks within the City Park and Congress Park neighborhoods

Widen Narrow Sidewalks: Widen sidewalks within the Capitol Hill, City Park West, Cheesman Park, City Park, North Capitol Hill, and Congress Park neighborhoods

MOBILITY HUBS
Seamlessly Integrate Various Transportation Modes And Provide Customer Amenities at High Ridership Transit Stops - Also See Transfomative Streets

  • Colfax Avenue at Park, Broadway, Corona, Downing, Colorado, and Josephine
  • Lincoln Street at 7th, 9th, and 17th
  • Broadway at 9th, 11th, 13th, Cleveland, and 17th
  • 17th Avenue at Esplanade Parkway
  • 12th Avenue at Downing and Washington

PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE INTERSECTION SAFETY
Study Intersection Safety Improvements - Also See Transformative Streets

  • Lincoln Street at 11th, 12th, 16th, 17th, and 18th
  • Broadway at 10th, 11th, 12th, 16th, and 17th
  • Colfax Avenue at Pennsylvania, Lincoln, and Downing
  • 17th Avenue at Franklin
  • York Street at 23rd
  • Colorado Boulevard at 8th, 13th, and Colfax
  • Pennsylvania Street at 16th and 17th
  • Colfax at Park & Franklin

NEIGHBORHOOD TRAFFIC CALMING
Slow Traffic Via A Zone-Based Approach Along Neighborhood Streets

Parks

  • City Park
  • Park Avenue Parks
  • Congress Park
  • Cheesman Park
  • Governors’ Park

Primary and Secondary Schools

  • East High School
  • Downtown Denver Expeditionary School/Emily Griffith High School
  • Denver Center for 21st Century Learning at Wyman Middle School/High School
  • Dora Moore ECE-8 School
  • Morey Middle School/Denver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design
  • Teller Elementary School
  • Denver Justice High School
  • Contemporary Learning Academy
  • REACH Charter School

Hospitals and Recreation Centers

  • Saint Joseph Hospital
  • Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center/Spalding
  • Rehabilitation Hospital at PSLMC/Kindred Hospital-Denver
  • Carla Madison Recreation Center
  • National Jewish Health

Quality of Life

  • Connect existing open space, parks, and recereational assets through an enhanced historic parkway network.
  • Develop new, contemporary parkways.

TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT (TDM) 
Provide options for more effective use of the transportation system

  • Formally allow use of alleys for business loading and unloading
  • Allow/encourage BIDs to join a regional TMA to access their resources and/or serve as a TDM district to administer, promote, and implement programs
  • One-time bus pass or other transit incentive to ticket holders to local entertainment and cultural destinations
  • New development strategies including max parking ratios, shared car service and allocated parking, private bike share program, secure bike parking, car/bike share memberships for tenants, transit passes for tenants, Uber/Lyft drop-off parking or pull-out, deliveries scheduled during non-rush hours, better building access for people walking, rolling, or biking to/from buildings
  • Free and reduced RTD fare promotions for residents and employees

PARKING, CURBSIDE MANAGEMENT AND FREIGHT ACCESS
Implement strategies for efficient and equitable use of curbside space

  • Identify flex zone/curb use priorities by function and surrounding land use (i.e. Land use: residential, commercial, mixed use and industrial; Function: mobility, access for people, access for commerce, activation, greening, storage)
  • Pilot converting on-street parking spaces in key locations into high productivity uses such as public parklets, cafe seating, bicycle and micromobility parking, shared parking, mobility hub/transit stop infrastructure
  • Pilot converting alleys into public open space with green stormwater infrastructure
  • Pilot converting on-street parking into freight loading zones at varying times of the day
  • Conduct a comprehensive freight access review
  • Explore a dynamic parking pilot program (performance-based pricing)
  • On-street parking meters
    • Explore additional opportunities to add parking meters
    • Explore opportunities for adjusting/extending meter times due to adjacent land uses
    • Upgrade technology for ease of use
    • Explore increasing rates
  • Encourage shared parking arrangements
  • Develop additional Area Management Plans (AMP) for neighborhood parking challenges

CENTERS, CORRIDORS AND DISTRICTS

These serve as community destinations and job centers, providing a mix of uses. The majority of jobs and housing growth is targeted for centers, corridors

Regional Centers/Community Centers
Regional and Community Centers provide a balance of residential, employment and dining/shopping uses. Buildings provide a high degree of ground floor activation and front onto either streets or shared public space. Buildings are the largest scale of all places. Close to downtown, buildings may be as tall as downtown buildings with transition areas that include 12 and 16 stories. At Colfax and Colorado, buildings range from 5-12 stories.

  • Downtown
  • Colorado and Colfax

Community Corridors
Community Corridors also provide a balance of residential, employment and dining/shopping uses. Buildings have a distinctly linear orientation fronting the primary street. Building heights vary along the street to provide interest, generally ranging from 3-5 stories with some areas reaching up to 8 stories with community benefits such as affordable housing, community-serving uses or shared open space. The most activity and shared public space occurs directly adjacent to transit stops.

  • Colfax Avenue
  • Colorado Blvd.
  • 17th/18th Ave.
  • Broadway/Lincoln

Districts
Campus and Civic Districts include civic and education and medical campuses. They are typically dominated by a single, larger institutional use and provide important jobs and services to the surrounding community. Supporting retail and residential uses may occur within them. Buildings vary greatly in size and scale, depending on the use. The heights shown in the plan suggest appropriate heights given the surrounding context. 

  • State Capitol
  • Uptown Medical Center
  • East High School
  • Morey Middle School

Local Centers/Local Corridors
Local Centers and Corridors provide options for dining, entertainment and shopping. They may also include some residential and office uses or small, shared open space. These places are generally 3-5 stories. They are quieter places, nestled within residential neighborhoods. The scale is intimate with a focus on the pedestrian. The public realm is typically defined by buildings with active frontages.

  • Neighborhood nodes
  • 17th/18th Ave.

RESIDENTIAL AREAS
Areas where the predominant use is residential. Although they are primarily residential, these areas are supported by a variety of embedded uses needed for a complete neighborhood including schools, libraries, recreation and nodes of commercial/retail uses.

High Residential provides the highest intensity of residential uses. These are generally mid to high-rise apartment buildings of up to 16 stories. They may or may not include retail uses, but design treatment and activation of the ground floor along major corridors is important.

High-Medium Residential is predominantly multi-unit residential structures of 5 to 8 stories with a variety of lower-scale residential types. They may be mixed with lower-scale residential buildings as well. Retail uses may be present on street corners close to centers and corridors.

Low-Medium Residential (Multi-Unit) includes 2-3 story apartment buildings. These often include small courtyard buildings or “walk-up” apartments (accessed via stairs instead of elevators) and are usually surface parked. They may be mixed in with single and two unit houses as well. They provide a transition from single and two unit areas to centers and corridors of higher intensity. They are often located near transit.

Low-Medium Residential (Row House) includes single unit attached townhomes and rowhomes. They are 2-3 stories and designed to seamlessly fit in with single and two-unit homes. They usually include a private or shared garage for parking cars. They provide a transition from centers and corridors to single and two unit places.

Low Residential - Two Unit Residential includes two individual homes - either attached in a duplex form or detached in a tandem house form - on a single lot. They often look and feel like a single unit home. Some forms have two entrances that face the street and some have one prominent entrance and one more discreet entrance from a side street or alley. They are site-parked via an enclosed garage or carport.

Low Residential - Single Unit Residential includes more traditional houses that are setback from the street with front and rear yards and occasionally side yards. They usually include a prominent front entrance with a porch or stoop. They often have pitched roofs although some low-sloping roofs exist as well. They are site parked via a garage (usually detached and accessed by an alley) or carport.

Low Residential - Accessory Dwelling Units are smaller units that share a lot with another primary unit. They may be attached and located within the primary structure or detached in a secondary structure located in the rear yard. These units provide sensitive ways to integrate affordable living into more expensive neighborhoods. They allow empty nesters to age in place by moving into a smaller unit and renting their home, or they accommodate singles or couples that want to live in the neighborhood but cannot afford a larger home.


ENCOURAGE AND DIRECT GROWTH IN AREAS THAT SUPPORT TRANSIT RIDERSHIP AND EXPERIENCE

  • Provide additional height (above what current zoning allows) in specific areas adjacent to transit in exchange for:
    • Affordable housing 
    • Publicly accessible open space 
    • Saving an existing building 
    • Subsidizing or investing in local businesses

REQUIRE BETTER DESIGN FOR DEVELOPMENT IN CORRIDORS AND CENTERS

  • Provide design guidance and flexibility for some code requirements in order to get better design solutions in all centers and corridors in the following:
    • Transitions 
    • High quality designs and materials 
    • Creative design solutions
  • Provide design guidance and flexibility for “Nodes of Primary Activation” in key locations adjacent to transit stations and neighborhood commercial nodes that address the following:
    • Require ground floor retail 
    • Prohibit upper floor parking facing primary streets 
    • More small, shared open spaces
    • Enhanced streetscape amenities 
    • Keeping local businesses

ENCOURAGE RENOVATIONS OR ADDITIONS OVER DEMOLITION THROUGH TOOLS SUCH AS:

  • Requiring deconstruction and recycling of materials on homes that are a certain age.
  • This program would include criteria for eligible structures.
  • Providing flexibility in code requirements and administrative relief such as:
    • Allow roof elements such as dormers to penetrate bulk plane 
    • Offer flexibility in building coverage and separation requirements
    • Allow taller additions behind single story homes
    • Offer expedited permit processing or other administrative or financial relief

WORK WITH NEIGHBORHOODS TO MODIFY ZONING STANDARDS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION TO MORE CLOSELY SUPPORT NEIGHBORHOOD CHARACTER.

  • Recommendations include modifying:
    • Building coverage 
    • Side setbacks 
    • Length of two-story side walls 
    • Bulk plane + way height is measured

ENCOURAGE MAINTAINING VALUED HOUSING STOCK THAT CONTRIBUTES TO NEIGHBORHOOD CHARACTER BY ALLOWING ADDITIONAL UNITS IN LOCATIONS NEAR TRANSIT THROUGH TOOLS SUCH AS:

  • Creating a “Character Home + Density Bonus” Program for locations around transit that adjusts regulations to encourage retaining existing houses, or the majority of their structure, by:
    • Permitting up to 2 units in SU districts 
    • Permitting up to 3 units in TU districts 
    • Permitting up to 4 units in RH districts 
    • Allow one ADU per lot
  • This program would include criteria for eligible structures.

MOBILIZE NEXT STEPS FOR ESTABLISHING HISTORIC OR CONSERVATION OVERLAY DISTRICTS IN AREAS OF SIGNIFICANCE AND AREAS OF INTEREST.

>> Download map showing areas of preservation and conservation (PDF)

  • Work with neighborhoods in Areas of Significance to determine appropriate tools. 
  • Encourage Discover Denver to prioritize these areas for the next survey phase. 
  • Interested neighborhood organizations could also elect to complete their own study with technical assistance from staff.

REMOVE REGULATORY BARRIERS AND OPEN UP FINANCIAL INCENTIVES TO MAKE IT EASIER TO REUSE EXISTING BUILDINGS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE CHARACTER OF COLFAX.

  • Establish an Adaptive Reuse Ordinance that eliminates barriers to reusing structures
  • Offer financial assistance for renovating existing buildings.
  • Establish historic or cultural district

MODIFY REGULATORY BARRIERS TO REDEVELOPMENT WHILE ALSO INCENTIVIZING COMMUNITY BENEFITS AND CHARACTER PRESERVATION TOOLS TO RESPECT THE UNIQUE HISTORY AND CHARACTER OF COLFAX.

  • Leverage increased development potential (e.g., increased height or intensity allowed through rezoning) to acheive community benefits, including: 
    • Affordable housing 
    • Publicly accessible open space 
    • Saving an existing building 
    • Community-serving businesses
  • Reduce off-street parking requirements and offer flexibility in public improvement requirements to reduce barriers to development

OTHER COLFAX-SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Make redevelopment process easier with technical assistance and handbook with common questions and considerations. 
  • Modify standards to encourage flashing neon, artistic signs, blade signs, and more.

CONNECT EXISTING OPEN SPACE, PARKS AND RECREATIONAL ASSETS THROUGH A HISTORIC PARKWAY PEDESTRIAN NETWORK

  • Incorporate formal pedestrian improvements along the existing Historic Parkways to create a dedicated pedestrian network throughout the area.
  • Strengthen the pedestrian environment at the intersection of Park Avenue and Colfax Avenue.
  • Study further the opportunities to improve the pedestrian environment and park-like conditions along Park Avenue.
  • Update the Design Guidelines for Denver’s Historic Parkways and Boulevards as needed, pending study of pedestrian mobility options.

DEVELOP NEW CONTEMPORARY PARKWAYS THAT CONNECT THE COMMUNITY TO OPEN SPACE, PARKS AND RECREATIONAL ASSETS, AS WELL AS SERVE MULTIPLE COMMUNITY FUNCTIONS

  • Expand the parkway system to complement the Historic Parkways with the addition of new distinct Contemporary Parkways geared toward increased mobility options and park-like conditions
  • Contemporary Parkways should reassign portions of the public right-of-way to the function of bike, pedestrian or transit mobility, diverse green infrastructure including tree canopy, native vegetation, and stormwater management while also including high-efficiency lighting

ENHANCE EXISTING COMMUNITY OPEN SPACE, PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES

  • Strengthen partnerships with private property owners or develop future intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) with schools, institutions and hospitals to create shared open spaces
  • Increase leisure opportunities within our passive linear park space
  • Encourage higher neighborhood utilization of existing park space by increasing local, active programming, amenities and maintenance

CREATE NEW COMMUNITY OPEN SPACE, PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES

  • Create additional community park, recreation and cultural spaces. Prioritize future locations that align with the City’s Game Plan for a Healthy City and urban flooding areas such as the northeast corner of Congress Park
  • Incentivize and/or require mid and large-scale development, especially near BRT stations and within height incentive areas, to include publicly accessible outdoor spaces. Establish standards and guidelines that ensure public accessibility, design, and features that respond to the local community context

A. STRENGTHEN THE EXISTING TREE CANOPY AND INCREASE CANOPY COVERAGE WITHIN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY

  • Coordinate with the City and County of Denver (CCD) Forestry Department to support the City’s replacement of existing trees within the public right-of-way to ensure a healthy and sustainable tree canopy and unique community asset
  • Increase coverage of the tree canopy through a City-sponsored community replacement program utilizing Denverappropriate trees
  • Prioritize preservation of tree canopy in right-of-way design and other CCD Public Works projects
  • Develop educational programming and partnerships within the community to increase understanding around maintenance and care of the tree canopy
  • Support the development of an Urban Forest Plan to meet city-wide canopy goals for preservation, maintenance, implementation and funding

B. PROTECT AND PRESERVE EXISTING TREES IN ALL PRIVATE REDEVELOPMENT EFFORTS

  • Strengthen development standards to protect existing trees and increase requirements to mitigate tree loss in redevelopment or new development.

C. INCREASE PERVIOUS SURFACE COVERAGE THROUGH THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Explore opportunities to convert existing impervious surface within public right-of-way to pervious acreage through the addition of street trees, tree lawn or bulbouts, trails, parkland or native vegetation
  • Seek opportunities to coordinate with the design of future Contemporary Parkways
  • Seek opportunities to integrate with the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) design along Colfax Ave. and redesign of public right-of way streetscape and remnant parcels to improve infiltration and reduce runoff
  • Develop design standards or guidelines for a contemporary tree lawn
  • Remove and replace impervious areas between the sidewalk and street with 4”-6” depressed lawn or streetscape that improves infiltration and reduces runoff
  • Coordinate implementation through supporting Public Works roadway, stormwater and sanitary projects within the right-of-way
  • Increase the requirements for pervious acreage, water conservation in landscaping and inclusion of natural vegetation for redevelopment and new development
  • Work with private property owners, Colfax corridor Business Improvement Districts and other neighborhood organizations to transition underutilized paved lots to pervious surfaces

D. ENCOURAGE SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES INCLUDING STORMWATER MANAGEMENT, FLOOD PROTECTION, WATER QUALITY, AND WATER USE

>> Download map showing water-related recommendations (PDF)

  • Implement a system of green streets and green alleys to increase the water quality treatment of stormwater. Prioritize streets based on the City’s Green Infrastructure Implementation Strategy methodology (see map below) and their connection to high mobility corridors such as Colfax Avenue and key neighborhood destinations like parks, churches, schools, institutions and center.
  • Encourage the use of Denver appropriate vegetation that is drought-tolerant and uses a minimal amount of water within the right-of-way
  • Restore the health of our waterways by increasing the treatment of stormwater upstream and improving street cleaning in contributing streets

Ideas to Improve Social Capital, Mental/Physical Health, & Neighborhood Security

ENHANCE THE PHYSICAL FABRIC OF THE EAST CENTRAL AREA TO ENCOURAGE SOCIAL INTERACTION AND TO DETER CRIME.

Parks & Public Places:

  • Provide safer and more interesting public spaces along Colfax and Broadway, and integrated within neighborhoods (particularly in North Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, and City Park West - where green space is lacking).
  • To capitalize on the mental health benefits of nature, provide safer, better-defined routes to existing parks.
  • Invest in community-driven, creative initiatives to revitalize underutilized parcels (murals, pocket parks, and other public art).

Pedestrian Experience:

  • Reinvent portions of the Colfax streetscape to invite more social activity (e.g. trees, seating, art, sidewalk dining.
  • Provide more pedestrian-oriented street-lighting to ensure safety in evening hours.

IMPROVE RELATIONS BETWEEN BUSINESSES, PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS, AND VULNERABLE OR MARGINALIZED POPULATIONS.

  • Consider utilizing social service providers (such as homelessness outreach navigators) as part of Colfax improvement district ambassador teams.
  • Enhance communication channels and opportunities for engagement between the Denver Police Department’s Community Resource Officers (CROs) and businesses, improvement districts, and community groups, as well as social service providers.
  • Provide more resources for vulnerable populations (including individuals experiencing homelessness and chronic public disorder offenders).

quality of life - food map

Click image to download map showing healthy food recommendations (PDF)

Ideas to Improve Access to Healthy Food

RECRUIT SMALL/MEDIUM SIZED GROCERY OUTLETS IN UNDERSERVED AREAS

  • Leverage existing programs like the Colorado Fresh Food Financing Fund, City funds, and other incentives to attract food retailers.
  • Consider alternative models such as co-location with another business or food-related enterprise.

DEVELOP MORE COMMUNITY GARDENS

  • Double or triple the number of food gardens in EC neighborhoods, particularly in low food access areas in the Cap Hill, North Cap Hill, City Park West, and Cheesman neighborhoods.

IMPROVE PHYSICAL CONNECTIONS TO FOOD STORES

  • Prioritize sidewalk & crosswalk upgrades within the vicinity of grocery stores (e.g. 1/4 mile radius)

RECRUIT SMALL/MEDIUM SIZED GROCERY OUTLETS IN UNDERSERVED AREAS

  • Leverage existing programs like the Colorado Fresh Food Financing Fund, City funds, and other incentives to attract food retailers.
  • Consider alternative models such as co-location with another business or food-related enterprise.

SUPPORT SMALL GROCERS & CORNER STORES

  • To encourage more healthy food inventory at corner stores, provide financial incentive and technical assistance.
  • Help launch and/or fund community-supported distribution projects to remove “minimum order” inventory barriers.

EXPAND ACCESS TO HEALTHY PREPARED MEALS

  • Provide incentives for restaurants/retailers to offer healthy meals.
  • Develop/fund community-supported restaurants

SUPPORT INITIATIVES THAT ADDRESS FOOD INSECURITY

  • Pursue partnerships with hospitals to deploy healthy food, resources, education, and growing space.
  • Enhance capacity & efficiency of food banks & food rescue networks.
  • Encourage business and institutions to decrease food waste while increasing donation and re-purposing of food.

INCORPORATE FOOD ACCESS INTO HOUSING

  • Support on-site programming such as bulk food delivery, emergency food assistance, nutrition/cooking education, and community gardens.

 

Past Survey Results

East Central Area Kickoff Survey: FRom the summer of 2017 to the spring of 2018, the East Central Area Plan attended neighborhood meetings throughout the plan and used an online survey to gather input from more than 1,100 people to learn more about their hopes and concerns about the East Central Area neighborhoods. The results, summarized below, were used to identify key topics to be addressed in the neighborhood plan. 

Question: "What do you like most about the East Central Area?"

Top six most frequent responses

  • Walkability: 287 mentions
  • Parks and green spaces: 279 mentions
  • Local shops and restaurants: 248 mentions
  • Housing, architecture, history: 199 mentions
  • Proximity/location: 176 mentions
  • Cultural & recreational amenities: 143 mentions

Respondents: 781

Residents love the East Central Area’s walkability, parks and green space, and mix of bustling shops and restaurants. They also appreciate its historic architecture, local character, and cultural institutions.

Graphic showing survey results on what respondents like most about East Central area

Question: “"What are your biggest concerns about the East Central Area, now and in the future?"

Top six most frequent responses:

  • Traffic, speeding and parking: 335
  • Development and loss of character: 249
  • Crime and personal safety: 209
  • Homelessness and panhandling: 152
  • Declining affordability: 103
  • Pedestrian safety and sidewalks: 82

Respondents: 771

Residents in the East Central area are most concerned about traffic and congestion, particularly with regards to how it affects safety for pedestrians and parking availability as well as crime and general cleanliness along East Colfax and nearby areas. Other frequently cited concerns include members of the community who are experiencing homelessness and need better access to services and facilities, and the potential impacts of development on affordability and character.

Graphic showing survey results on respondents' biggest concerns about the East Central Area

Question: "What is your big idea for improving the East Central area?"

  • Improve public transit: 107 mentions
  • Reinvigorate/beautify Colfax: 97
  • Improve pedestrian safety and walkability: 80
  • Improve bikeability and connect bike paths: 78
  • Reduce crime/increase police presence: 49
  • Innovative parking solutions: 44

Respondents: 556

The most common “big ideas” submitted by residents were improvements to public transit, ways to reinvigorate and beautify Colfax, and improvements to walkability and pedestrian safety. Twenty respondents suggested the idea of adding a trolley/streetcar with service along Colfax.

Graphic showing survey results for big ideas for the East Central Area

Question: "Please tell us what neighborhood amenities are important to you. These can be amenities that exist today or ones you would like to see in the future."

  • Dining: 72 percent
  • Grocery shopping: 69 percent
  • Recreational activities: 37 percent
  • Cultural amenities/events: 36 percent
  • Other retail/entertainment: 24 percent
  • Medical services: 17 percent
  • Outdoor seating and plazas: 16 percent
  • Educational opportunities: 4 percent
  • Child care: 1 percent

Respondents: 768

Access to food dominated the list of top amenities for residents in the East Central Area. Ranked highest were Grocery Shopping and Dining, followed by Recreational Activities and Cultural Amenities & Events. Respondents expressed much less interest in prioritizing economic development amenities like childcare and education opportunities.

Graphic showing survey results for top amenities in the East Central Area

Question: "Please tell us how friendly the East Central Area is for pedestrians, including the quality of sidewalks and ease of access to amenities?"

  • Very easy: 38 percent
  • Fairly easy: 53 percent
  • Not easy: 9 percent

Respondents: 792

The majority of residents agreed that walking in the East Central Area is “very” or “fairly” easy; however, respondents also made it clear walkability in the area is important to them, and can still be improved via safer pedestrian crossings, an improved sidewalk network and reduced crime along Colfax.

Graphic showing survey results on walking in the East Central Area

Question: "Please tell us how friendly the East Central Area is for cyclists, including the quality of bicycle facilities and ease of access to amenities?”

  • Very easy: 15 percent
  • Fairly easy: 56 percent
  • Not easy: 29 percent

Respondents: 742

Nearly one third of residents expressed that biking in the East Central Area is “not easy”. Comments elsewhere in the survey suggested bikability could be improved via a more robust bike lane network and better connectivity between routes.

Graphic showing survey results on biking in the East Central Area

Question: "Please tell us how often you use public transit in the East Central Area?"

  • Frequently: 17 percent
  • Occasionally: 29 percent
  • Rarely: 28 percent
  • Never: 25 percent

Respondents: 786

Respondents were split evenly along the spectrum in their current use of public transit; however, comments provided suggest that improvements to transit should be prioritized. Many respondents requested more frequent and reliable transit, particularly along Colfax.

Graphic showing survey results on transit use in East Central Area

Question: "Please tell us about housing options in the East Central Area. The East Central Area has good housing options for…"

  • Young professionals: 89 percent agreed
  • Families: 61 percent agreed
  • Seniors: 37 percent agreed
  • Low-income residents: 16 percent agreed
  • Disabled residents: 13 percent agreed

Respondents: 732

Residents agreed the East Central Area has good housing options for young professionals as well as families. They also expressed the area does not currently provide good housing options for seniors, low-income residents and disabled residents. 

Graphic showing survey results on housing options in the East Central Area

Question: "Please tell us your opinion on the businesses in the East Central Area."

  • Local businesses meet most of my daily needs: 60 percent
  • Local businesses meet some of my daily needs: 36 percent
  • Local businesses don't meet my daily needs: 4 percent

Respondents: 783

Summary: The community agrees that businesses in the East Central Area meet “most” or “some’ of their daily needs, and that the area’s local, independent businesses are part of what makes it a great place to live.

Graphic showing survey results on businesses in the East Central Area

Question: "Please tell us how safe you feel in the East Central Area?"

  • Always safe: 17 percent
  • Usually safe: 77 percent
  • Rarely safe: 6 percent

Respondents: 790

Summary: While most of the community reported feeling safe “usually” in the East area (77%), some also expressed concern with local crime and panhandling.

Graphic showing survey results on safety concerns in the East Central Area

 

About the East Central Planning Area

The East Central Planning Area includes the statistical neighborhoods adjacent to Colfax Avenue between Broadway and Colorado Boulevard, including Capitol Hill, North Capitol Hill, Cheesman Park, Congress Park, City Park and City Park West. The area contains a rich mix of amenities, jobs, and housing options, and remains one of the most dynamic places in the city. The area’s outdated plans coupled with additional changes on the horizon—including plans to improve City Park, add Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along Colfax Avenue, and new amenities such as Civic Center Transit Station and the Carla Madison Recreation Center—make East Central a top priority for engaging the community in a new plan.

Currently, the East Central planning area is zoned according to the following breakdown:

32% Urban context
27% General urban context
19% Open space
11% Urban center context
11% Other (Former Chapter 59, Downtown context, Campus context)

Pie chart showing zoning context breakdown for east central planning area

To help inform the NPI Strategic Plan, the city developed data-based indicators of planning need at the neighborhood scale. Click here to read more about the indicators.

Table showing planning need indicator scores

Text translation of above infographic (PDF)

Statistics
  • Area: 3.89 square miles
  • Population: 46,488 people
  • Housing units: 32,684 units
Regional destinations
  • Denver Zoo
  • Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • St. Joseph Hospital
  • National Jewish Health
  • State Capitol
  • History Colorado Center
Natural features
  • Cheesman Park
  • City Park
  • Congress Park
Key corridors
  • Park Avenue
  • Colfax Avenue
  • 17th Avenue
  • 7th Avenue Parkway
  • Broadway Boulevard
  • Downing Street
  • Colorado Boulevard

 

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