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PROJECTS AND PLANS

 

TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Transit Oriented Development (TODs) around rail stations is part of Denver’s plan to become a world-class city where everyone is part of the community. This concept creates a village around light rail stations where people can conveniently access affordable housing, restaurants and grocery shops, retail stores, and public transit options. With a housing shortfall, high density TOD developments help reduce traffic congestion instead of increasing urban sprawl as Denver continues to grow. 

A traffic map focusing on the Belleview Station with light rail stops marked by small circles.

Belleview Station

The Belleview Station has two apartment buildings: The MileHouse with 352 units and The Den with 325 units.  Four stores have opened with more restaurants and high-end amenities planned in the future. A 15-story office building will open this fall.

 

 

 

 

 

Amixed-use high density apartment complex located at the Yale Light Rail Station sits in front of a dusky blue sky.

Yale Station

The Yale Station features mixed-income TOD developments. Currently, the Yale Station Apartments provide affordable senior housing. The Garden Court Apartments opened in August and are affordable family/workforce housing. Residents receive an eco-pass to take advantage of public transit. A new 112-unit, 118-parking space apartment building at 5101 E. Yale Ave is underway. Estimated completion date: March 2018. 

 

A construction site with cranes in the background and two seven-level parking garage structures in the center.

Colorado Center

The Colorado Center is a centrally located TOD with businesses, housing and entertainment options. The planned additions include an energy efficient 15-story building office space with 5 floors of parking, a residential tower containing 260 apartments, and 40,000 square feet of Main Street retail and restaurants.


 

 

 

An under-highway tunnel is lit by an art installation with colorful neon lights.

Southmoor Station

Near Hampden and Monaco, the Southmoor Station is in a centrally located community but is underutilized. There are several apartments nearby but lack convenient access to the light rail. 


 

 

 

 

 

STREET IMPROVEMENTS

An RTD light rail train stops at the Yale Station to pickup and unload passengers.

Yale Ave Improvements

Denver Public Works is working with Arapahoe County to design and fund improvements on Yale Ave. from I-25 to Monaco. Plans include adding a crosswalk near the Yale Station, widening the lanes to improve traffic flow, adding more turn lanes and repaving the corridor. 


 

An ADA compliant ramp provides access to a sidewalk along a residential street.

Ramp Construction

Ramp construction in compliance with ADA federal law will continue in southeast neighborhoods and will be completed in 2017. Refer to the weekly construction update at denvergov.org/adaramps to track ADA ramp construction in your neighborhood and to learn more about the process.

 

 

Aerial view of the Kennedy Golf Course with two golf courses driving in the distance.

Sidewalks - Kennedy Golf Course

As part of the SH 30 Hampden/Havana Pedestrian Safety Connections Improvements Project, Denver and CDOT are proposing to improve pedestrian safety along Hampden Avenue and Havana Street from approximately Dayton Street to Dartmouth Avenue.

 

VACANT BUILDINGS

An abandoned lot features a closed big box retailer building at the corner of Evans and Monaco in SE Denver.

K-Mart and Safeway

These properties are not for sale, and the owners do not have plans for them at this time. Redeveloping the properties are top priorities for Councilwoman Black who is working with our real estate department and the property owners to explore land use solutions. 

 

Firefighters work to put out a fire in midday at an old rundown motel off of I-25.

Rockies Inn

There was a significant fire at the Rockies Inn on Evans and I-25. Demolition of the site started on July 7, 2016. A storage facility with 920 units is planned.


 

 
 

OTHER DISTRICT PROJECTS

Aerial view of the Wellshire Golf Course with many large, mature trees.

High Line Canal & Wellshire Golf Course

The Canal is not an efficient water conveyance. Denver Water owns the Canal but is transitioning its customers off because over 70% of the delivered water is lost through seepage and evaporation. Denver Water and Parks & Recreation are working together to install a new irrigation system at Wellshire and move it off of the Canal as a water source and onto potable water. Click here to read the Denver Post article on the irrigation project to learn more. 

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Hillcrest Reservoir

Denver Water is making upgrades to the Hillcrest water storage facility at 4100 S. Happy Canyon Road. The first phase (the tanks) will run from 2016 through late 2019. The second phase (pumping station) will overlap the first and is anticipated to run from 2018 through early 2020. To find out more information, go to denverwater.org/hillcrest
 

Bible Park Bridges

After inspection by bridge engineers, Denver Parks & Recreation regrets to inform the Bible Park community that the 3 bridges listed below have been closed due to structural deficiencies and associated safety concerns. For additional information, please review the Bible Park Bridge Closures FAQ and refer to DPR's Trail Detours webpage for updates. 

  • South Bridge (E. Cornell Ave.) 
  • East Bridge (E. Amherst Ave.)
  • West Bridge (S. Newport St.)
     
 

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CVS at Tamarac

A CVS will be built on the southwest corner of Tamarac & Hampden. Three existing office buildings will be torn down. Plans include a pedestrian and bicycle zone and other retail shops. Construction is expected to begin in 2018.

 




 

A beige 3 story office building in the background of a large surface parking lot with some cars.

Belleview & Niagara

MGL Partners will break ground in the coming weeks on a new $51 million senior living facility north of Belleview Avenue along Niagara Street. MGL bought 2.1 acres of land for the project earlier this week from Westfield for about $4.8 million. The site is a surface parking lot, immediately north of the planned One DTC West office building at Belleview and Niagara streets.

Newly repaved, outdoor tennis courts on a sunny day in Denver.

Tennis Courts

Eisenhower courts: A full replacement of the Eisenhower tennis courts will begin in winter 2017. 

Rosamond courts: The Rosamond Park tennis courts crack and surface repair began in early June 2017 and is expected to conclude by June 25, 2017. The project has a phased schedule that will allow 2 courts to remain open during the repairs. Courts 1 and 2 will be repaired first, then 3 and 4.
 

 
 
  • Denver Christian Van Dellen campus (Warren Ave & Ash) is being developed into 79 town homes.
  • Shea Properties is constructing the Tangent Apartments, a 5-story 140-unit apartment building at Monaco & Happy Canyon. Construction will be completed by the end of 2018. 
  • The Iliff Rowhomes, located @ 4100 E. Iliff Ave., will consist of 20 unique 3-story townhomes. The units will average 1750 sf and include private garages and roof terraces. 
  • Additionally, Iliff Rowhomes at 4745 E. Iliff (Iliff & Dahlia) will include 23 row homes with 42 parking spaces. There will be 5 buildings (3 building with 5 units and 2 buildings with 4 units) for a total of 23 units. 
  • Public Storage & strip mall behind Goldsmith Shopping Center have been torn down. Public Storage is building a larger structure on their site, and an apartment building may be constructed in the strip mall's old location.
  • JEhome is building 7 custom home sites (ranging from 6,119-8,272 sq. ft.) on a cul-de-sac at 4224 E Dickenson Pl (off of Colorado Blvd). Demolition begins March 21, 2017. Construction traffic will enter the site off of Dickenson Pl. Construction will take place during business hours, 8am-5pm. 
  • The Robinson Law building at 2865 S. Colorado Blvd has been demolished. The owner will build-to-suite. If you are interested, please contact Sam Zaitz at 720-529-2888. 
  • A condo complex with 29 units will be completed summer 2018 in east DTC. The Flats at Villa Rosso will range from $325K - $700K. For additional information, visit FlatsAtVR.com
  • Separated bike lanes are planned for Union St. from Monaco to Yosemite and on Ulster St. from Princeton to Belleview, providing critical connectivity to the Southmoor and Belleview light rail stations. 
  • Some of the Hampden Heights paths will be replaced in 2017 with concrete. The remainder should be completed in 2018. If you see a particularly hazardous section of a path, please alert our office with the exact location and we’ll report it for repair.
  • The crusher fines path along Goldsmith Gulch from Mansfield to Hampden will be replaced March 2017 with an ADA compliant concrete path.
  • Tamarac Drive between Hampden & Yale will be repaved in 2017 and bike lanes will be added. Plans are also being considered to improve the crossing at Hampden & Tamarac to better connect the Goldsmith Gulch trail. 
  • An enhanced crosswalk to Bible Park at Amherst & Quebec is expected to be constructed in 2017. The crosswalk will offer a pedestrian refuge halfway across Quebec. The staircase leading to the bridge will be taken out and an ADA accessible ramp will connect the crosswalk to the bridge.  
  • The dirt mound located in the shopping center at Hampden & Yosemite will be developed into a Les Schwab tire store.
  • New luxury high-rise apartments are under construction at S. Ulster and E. Union St.
  • An apartment building project will begin demolition in March 2017 at the southeast corner of Evans and Colorado Blvd. The Crown Burger will remain in its current location!