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VISIONING, PLANNING & COMMUNITY


 

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SOUTHEAST DENVER VISIONING OVERVIEW

Since 2015, southeast Denver residents have shared their ideas to improve the area. Through surveys, community meetings, online engagement and one-on-one communications, residents have shared how much they love our corner of Denver, but would like it to be more walkable with local restaurants, retail and gathering places for people to meet and linger. These ideas have created a vision for the area and are guiding the work of the District 4 Council office.  Below are the results from some of our community surveys:

Multiple planning efforts have already occurred, and more are in the works. See below. Scroll down to learn about our community volunteer efforts.

 

This 2016 video, Imagine the Possibilities, inspired 1000s of residents during our Visioning Series.

 

SOUTHEAST DENVER PLANNING

Neighborhood Planning Initiative (NPI)

Near Southeast Area Plan

  • The Near Southeast Area Plan is scheduled to begin in 2020. It includes the Evans corridor, the Goldsmith neighborhoods, University Hills North, Virginia Village, Virginia Vale and Indian Creek. It is hoped that an Evans Corridor Study will occur concurrently.

Yale Corridor Study

  • A Yale Corridor Study is underway to look at safety improvements from Downing to Holly. The study began in December 2019 with an existing conditions assessment and will conclude in late 2020. Check the project page for information and community meeting details.

Yale, Southmoor & Belleview Station-Area Study

  • Beginning in 2020, Transportation Solutions will engage with community members and transportation experts to study and make recommendations to improve accessibility to these light rail stations making them true mobility hubs and maximizing ridership.

Hampden Avenue Corridor

South Colorado Boulevard (SoCo) Visioning

  • 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).

Southmoor Station Area

Belleview Station Planning

  • Located at Belleview and I-25, the Belleview Station is a fast growing “urban” walkable Transportation Oriented Development complete with housing, hotel, office, retail, restaurants and an active transportation hub. Western Union and Newmont Mining, two Fortune 500, companies are located at the Belleview Station. View the plans online

Colorado Station Planning

  • The Colorado Light Rail Station located at Colorado Boulevard and I-25, is a dense, walkable Transportation Oriented Development that includes office and retail. Junction Food & Drink will open in 2020. Long term plans include housing and hotel. View the plans online.

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER EFFORTS

Big Blue Bear peers into the Colorado Convention Center located in downtown Denver.

Arts & Culture 
Work Group

Arts & Culture Facilities & Public Art

Identify and apply for grants (Ex: P.S. You Are Here & Imagine 2020) dedicated for public art projects, and identify opportunities to attract arts and culture facilities to southeast Denver.

For more info, visit our Arts & Culture page or contact kathy.gile@denvergov.org

 

A man rides his bike in the protected bike lane along south Broadway.

Mobility & Streetscapes
Work Group

Streetscaping Improvements & Traffic Safety Advocacy

Advocate for Improvement Districts and collaborate with mobility groups (WalkDenverBikeDenverBicycle Colorado & Transportation Solutions) for improved safety measures in southeast Denver.

For more info, contact taylor.cohn@denvergov.org

 

A pedestrian trail sits adjacent to the High Line Canal.

Parks, Trails & Golf
Work Group

Members advocate for improvements and helped to create the Denver Park Trust, a non-profit raising funds for new parks and capital projects.

For more info, contact Genevieve.Kline@denvergov.org.

 

The interior of Esters pub in Denver features televisions, a bar, and multiple seating areas.

Restaurants & Retail
Work Group

New & Existing Restaurants & Retail

Attract local, fresh restaurants and retail businesses to southeast Denver while still promoting and supporting existing restaurant and retail businesses in the area.

View our 2017 Restaurant Survey Results

For more info, contact kendra.black@denvergov.org

 

Good Neighbor Program

Getting to know your neighbors and talking about ways to help each is an effective way to make your neighborhood a safe, vibrant place to live.
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR by introducing yourself to your neighbors, helping out with shoveling and trash cans and reporting suspicious activity to the police. During a time of crisis it is especially important to reach out.
  2.  SPREAD THE WORD by talking to your neighbors about the benefits of getting to know and look out for one another. Collaborate with your neighborhood organization.
  3.  LEAD THE WAY by forming a neighborhood organization or registering your organization. Join or coordinate a Neighborhood Watch program with your Denver Police liaison. Plan a neighborhood social event or lead a community project. Collaborate with the Council office.
 

Southmoor Business Association (SMBA)

Businesses, property owners and neighbors along the Hampden corridor in the Southmoor area have formed a business association to market the area and the businesses located there. SMBA’s other goals include networking, working with the city on improvement projects and other efforts to improve the area. For more information contact Kathy.gile@denvergov.org.

 
 

Location:

City & County Building
1437 Bannock St., Rm. 451
Denver, CO 80202

 

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