Tools to implement amended plan recommendations are currently under development. Click here for more information.
The University of Colorado A Line opened in April 2016, connecting the 38th & Blake Station to Denver Union Station in just 4 minutes, and to the Denver International Airport in just over a half hour. Working with stakeholders and members of the community, this effort refined the vision for building heights in support of transit oriented development (TOD). TOD will attract many people to live and work near high-capacity transit, and reduce reliance on automobile travel for a healthier and more vibrant community.
The planning process included an update of five neighborhood plans that intersect with the station area to provide consistent building height guidance. Next steps will include a council-initiated rezoning process to change the zoning near the station in alignment with the updated station area vision.
The planning process incorporated thinking from previously adopted plans that converge within the ½ mile area surrounding the station. These plans show detailed planning efforts around the station since 2003, however there is a lack of clarity and some inconsistency between plan building height recommendations. The adopted plan amendments clarified and resolved height recommendations through an urban design-based planning approach and highly inclusive public engagement.
The plan amendment process was guided by a steering committee comprised of stakeholders within the plan area and surrounding community. Committee members represent neighborhoods that intersect with the study area including the River North, Cole, Five Points / Northeast Downtown, Globeville and Elyria – Swansea neighborhoods.
The steering committee met monthly throughout the planning process. Information from each meeting is available in the meeting archive below.
TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE: A technical working group comprised of a variety of city departments will advise on the technical aspects of the plan amendments and rezoning.
Cole Neighborhood: Cynthia Brashears-Wake
Elyria & Swansea Neighborhood: Drew Dutcher
River North (Five Points): Andrew Feinstein
River North (Five Points): Justin Croft
Globeville Neighborhood: Armando Payan
Northeast Downtown Neighborhoods: Joel Noble
Steering Committee Meeting #1
Monday, November 23
Steering Committee Meeting #2
Tuesday, December 15
Steering Committee Meeting #3
Wednesday, January 13
Wednesday, February 10
Steering Committee Meeting #4
Wednesday, March 9
Public Meeting #2
Wednesday, March 16
Steering Committee Meeting #5
Wednesday, April 13
Public Meeting #3
Tuesday, April 26
Public Meeting #4
Tuesday, May 24
Public Meeting #5
Wednesday, July 13
Denver Planning Board Informational item
Wednesday, August 3
Denver Planning Board Public Hearing
Wednesday, August 17