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As city planners along with the East Central Area Steering Committee continue to mine the data collected during the 2017 plan kick-off survey, the planning team has been meeting with neighborhood groups and organizations throughout the planning area to continue to gather community input and offer an update on the planning process.

If you would like a presentation at your group's next meeting, contact us to make arrangements. 


What's on the horizon

Throughout 2018, city planners have been working with the steering committee analyzing survey data, including the more than 10,000 comments received for both the East Central and East Area Plans. All that input is serving as the basis for draft vision statements for the East Central Area neighborhoods, as well as focus topics and geographic areas, guiding principles and map-based recommendations.

The community will have more opportunities to weigh in and give feedback on all of this in the coming months. Check back for more information as well as summary survey data, which will be posted here soon.


Steering Committee

Council members Wayne New and Albus Brooks have convened the Steering Committee for the East Central Area Plan. All meetings for the committee will be open to the public.

Meeting schedule:
6-8 p.m., 2nd Thursday of the month
CHUN Tears-McFarlane House Community Room, 1290 Williams St.

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


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 The area’s outdated plans coupled with additional changes on the horizon—including plans to improve City Park, add Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along Colfax Avenue, and new amenities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

Steering Committee Meeting #1
6-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 19
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
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
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
Bicycle Café 1308 E 17th Ave
Agenda (PDF)
Meeting summary (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)

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

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

 

 

 

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