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MOBILITY & TRANSPORTATION

Hampden Avenue Corridor

After a Hampden Corridor Study and public input, the first phase of Hampden improvements were completed in 2019 including medians, new crosswalks and a new light at Verbena. Phase two improvements will include a redesign of the Locust intersection to increase pedestrian safety as well as a new “Southmoor” sign at Monaco.

For more info:  Hampden Corridor Study Report.  Hampden Improvement Plan presentation (PDF) and  Hampden Improvements FAQ (PDF).

Yale Avenue Corridor

  • Construction on a new traffic signal at Yale & Yale Circle (near the Yale Light Rail Station) will begin this spring (2020) and should be complete in the fall. 
  • A Yale Corridor Study is underway to look at safety improvements from Downing to the Holly. The study began in December 2019 with an existing conditions assessment and will conclude in late 2020. You can watch the April 29, 2020 meeting online. Check the project page for information. 
  • A tunnel connecting the High Line Canal Trail under Yale and Holly is funded through the Elevate Denver Bond.  It has not yet been designed. Project timeline is TBD. 

Colorado Boulevard Corridor

  • Pedestrian safety improvements to the Buchtel and Colorado Boulevard and Evans and Colorado intersections have been designed and partially funded, but not scheduled.
  • Community members shared their ideas to improve the South Colorado Blvd corridor in 2019. Their ideas will help inform future improvements. View the SoCo Blvd Visioning Infographic (PDF)

Evans Avenue Corridor

  • Pedestrian safety improvements to the Evans and Colorado and Buchtel and Colorado have been designed and partially funded, but not scheduled.
  • An Evans Corridor Study has been requested, but not yet funded. 
  • The Near Southeast Area Plan will engage neighbors north and south of Evans to develop a neighborhood plan to guide growth into the future. The plan is part of the citywide Neighborhood Planning Initiative. It is expected to kick-off in 2020.

Bike Lanes

The city is installing 125 miles of bikes lanes in Denver to create a connected bike network.

  • Dahlia bike lane from Yale to Iliff is planned to be installed in 2020.
  • Separated bike lanes on Dartmouth from University to Colorado Boulevard will be installed in 2020. 
  • The Princeton bike lane design has changed from a Protected Bike Lane to a Neighborhood Bikeway. Design will happen fall 2020 and construction is scheduled for 2021. 

High Line Canal Trail

  • Construction of two High Line Canal tunnels under Hampden & Colorado Boulevard connecting the Denver portion of the trail to Cherry Hills Village will begin this spring (2020) and should take about a year. 
  • An enhanced crosswalk and median across Holly Street near Iliff Avenue will be constructed in 2020.
  • A tunnel connecting the High Line Canal Trail under Yale and Holly has been funded by the Elevate Denver Bond.  It has not yet been designed. Project timeline is TBD. 
  • A pilot stormwater project along the High Line Canal, between Wellshire Golf Course and I-25 will be implemented to determine the feasibility of turning the canal into a water quality facility. Three structures will be installed to hold stormwater and release it slowly over an extended period of time to clean the water and increase water for trees. Project dates are TBD.
  • The High Line Canal bridge at Holly and Eastman will be replaced in the fall of 2020.
  • To learn more about High Line Canal planning efforts, visit the High Line Canal Conservancy website.

Other Mobility Projects:

  • A signalized crosswalk on Quincy at Syracuse is planned. No start date has been identified.
  • The traffic signals at Yosemite and I-225 will be rebuilt in 2021 to improve safety. 

PARKS, TRAILS & GOLF

  • University Hills North Park:  The city purchased the Groundcovers Greenhouse property near Iliff Avenue and Birch Street for a new neighborhood park. Demolition is expected to begin in 2020. Park planning and community engagement will begin in 2021.
  • High Line Canal Trail:  See updates in Mobility section above.
  • Bible Park Playground:  A new playground will be constructed in 2021.
  • Hampden Heights Trails:  While this timeline continues to evolve, trail resurfacing is expected to begin in the fall of 2020 for the trails east of Yosemite. The trails on the west side of Yosemite are not yet designed or scheduled.
  • Rosamond Park Tennis Courts: Resurfacing is needed, but not yet funded or scheduled.
  • Rosamond Park Basketball Courts resurfacing is funded in the Elevate Denver Bond, but is not scheduled.
  • Rosamond Park Playground upgrades are funded in the Elevate Denver Bond, but have not been designed or scheduled.
  • Southmoor Park Paths upgrades are funded in the Elevate Denver Bond, but have not been designed or scheduled.
  • Southmoor Park Basketball Courts upgrades are funded in the Elevate Denver Bond, but have not been designed or scheduled.
  • Southmoor Park Playground upgrades have been requested and are being evaluated by Denver Parks & Recreation.
  • Eisenhower Picnic Area upgrades are funded in the Elevate Denver Bond, but have not been designed or scheduled.
  • Wellshire Golf Course Skeel Reservoir:  The dam at the Skeel Reservoir is leaking and needs to be decommissioned. New drainage infrastructure is being designed. Construction may begin in 2021 if funding is available. Until then the driving range will be closed.
  • Jefferson Square Park Upgrades have been requested and are being evaluated by Denver Parks & Recreation.

OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

PRIVATE PROJECTS

  • The closed K-Mart on Monaco and Evans has been purchased by Forum Real Estate. Planning is underway. The redevelopment will include housing, retail and open space.
  • The Happy Canyon Shopping Center redevelopment is underway. Marczyk Fine Foods will be one of the tenants in the former Safeway. Birdcall will take over the former Burger King.
  • The Marina Square Redevlopment (8101 E Belleview Ave at S Ulster St) is still in the early proposal stages. Stay up to date on their website.
  • The Bridge Creek Townhomes, 50 single-family attached units, are under construction near the corner of Yosemite & Hampden.
  • Centura Health’s 24,000 sq. ft. medical building will include a free-standing emergency room, internal medicine practice & imaging. Located at 7000 E. Hampden, it is expected to open in May 2020.
  • The three office buildings located at the corner of Hampden & Tamarac are being torn down to make way for the planned CVS. 
  • The Cameron apartment project has broken ground near Cherry Street and Warren Avenue.
  • Carvana is planned for the former Rockies Inn at Evans and I-25.
  • The Q-Factor redevelopment of the southeast corner of Evans and Colorado is in the planning phase. The project will include office, hotel, retail and apartments.
  • Junction Food & Drink, a chef-driven food hall with 12 unique eating concepts, a bar and outside seating, will open at the Colorado Center Light Rail Station in mid-2020.
  • A 316-unit apartment building is being constructed at 4400 South Syracuse just south of Quincy.
  • A day care facility is being constructed near the Southmoor Station, east of the movie theater. 
 

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1437 Bannock St., Rm. 451
Denver, CO 80202

 

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