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CONSTRUCTION & IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN THE DISTRICT

 

PUBLICLY-FUNDED CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

HAMPDEN AVENUE CORRIDOR

  • Construction on recommended improvements from the Hampden Corridor Study, including repaving, building predestrian refuges, and installing safety medians has begun and will conclude in November 2019. Read the Hampden Corridor Study Report. View the Hampden Improvement Plan presentation (PDF) or the Hampden Improvements FAQ (PDF) to learn more about this project. 
  • A pedestrian crossing signal will be installed at Hampden & Verbena in coordination with the street repaving. 
  • Two tunnels under Hampden & Colorado Blvd are currently being designed to connect the High Line Canal Trail, and construction is expected to begin in 2020. View the HLC Tunnels Open House boards (PDF) from the May 15 meeting for more information. 
  • Fire Station 13 upgrades (2017 GO Bond funded project)

YALE AVENUE CORRIDOR

  • A traffic signal at Yale & Yale Circle is currently being designed. The construction timeline is TBD.
  • A full signal rebuild is anticipated for Colorado Blvd & Yale Ave in 2021. The signal has not been designed and a construction timeline is TBD. The project will require approval from CDOT. 
  • Vision Zero traffic-calming pop-up demonstration on Yale between  King Soopers & Cherry St) - JULY 27
  • A tunnel connecting the High Line Canal trail under Yale & Holly is funded but not designed. Project timeline is TBD. 

COLORADO BOULEVARD CORRIDOR

  • An enhanced crosswalk and median will be constructed on S. Holly St. at the High Line Canal crossing near Iliff. The crosswalk will be built in 2019. 
  • Denver is funding a pilot project along the High Line Canal, between Wellshire Golf Course and I-25, to determine the feasibility of turning the canal into a water quality facility. 3 structures will be installed to hold the water quality event and release it slowly over an extended period of time. Project dates are TBD.
  • View the results of the SoCo Blvd Visioning Meeting (PDF).

EVANS CORRIDOR

  • The Near Southeast Area Plan will engage neighbors along Evans to develop a neighborhood plan to guide growth into the future. The plan is part of Phase 2 of the Neighborhood Planning Initiative
  • Public Works is designing a pedestrian crosswalk at Evans & Ash. The project is expected to be completed in 2020.
  • The traffic signals at Holly & Evans were recently rebuilt to include a left turn cycle.

UNIVERSITY HILLS AREA

  • The City purchased the Grpoundcovers greenhouse & nursery property to turn into a new neighborhood park. Once Groundcovers closes later this summer, DPR will dismantle the greenhouses and fence off the property. Park planning and community engagement will begin in 2021.
  • Future drainage, water quality, and landscaping upgrades at the Ross-University Hills Library will serve as a pilot project to educate residents on stormwater. 
  • An enhanced crosswalk and median across S Holly St near Iliff will be constructed later this year to safely connect the High Line Canal Trail.
  • Ross-University Hills Library renovation (2017 GO Bond funded project)
  • Eisenhower Rec Center upgrades  (2017 GO Bond funded project)
  • Fire Station 22 upgrades  (2017 GO Bond funded project)

DENVER TECH CENTER/BELLEVIEW AREA

OTHER PROJECTS IN THE DISTRICT

  • A signalized crosswalk on Quincy at Syracuse is planned. No start date has been identified.
  • Bike lanes are planned for S Birch and E Princeton. 
  • Replacement of the basketball court in Southmoor Park is an identified 2017 GO Bond project. Parks & Recreation employees are working on a schedule for repairs. 
  • The Bible Park playground upgrade is funded by the 2017 General Obligation Bond but is not yet designed. Later this year, community members will be invited to provide input on the design.
  • Denver Water is upgrading the Hillcrest water storage facility at 4100 S. Happy Canyon Road. The first phase (the tanks) is expected to finish late this year. The second phase (pumping station) will overlap the first and is anticipated to run through early 2020. To find out more information, go to denverwater.org/hillcrest.
  • Trail resurfacing @ Hampden Heights Park (2017 GO Bond funded project)
 

PRIVATELY-FUNDED DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

HAMPDEN AVENUE CORRIDOR

  • The Happy Canyon Shopping Center, with the exception of the gas station, is under new ownership. They are planning a face-lift for the center and completing the Safeway project by the end of the year. Read more about why the process was delayed.
  • The Bridge Creek Townhomes, 50 single-family attached units, are scheduled to be built near the corner of Yosemite & Hampden. Construction is expected this year.
  • The former office building at 10020 E. Girard will be converted into 18, 2-bedroom apartments. 
  • UMB is finishing construction on a smaller bank closer to the Oneida/Hampden corner
  • The former UMB property at Oneida & Hampden was sold to Centura Health, which has also purchased the adjacent purple building. Centura plans to build a 24,000 sq. ft. medical building that will include a free-standing emergency room, internal medicine practice & imaging. 
  • The three office buildings located at the corner of Hampden & Tamarac will be torn down this summer to make way for the planned CVS. 

SOUTHMOOR STATION AREA

  • Garts Properties which owns the last remaining undeveloped Southmoor parcel on Monaco near the movie theater is selling the land to a day care provider.

COLORADO BOULEVARD CORRIDOR

  • Cigna will move their regional headquarters to the Colorado Center Tower 3. More info here.
  • The Junction Gourmet Pavilion, a chef-driven food hall with 10 unique eating concepts, will open at the Colorado Center in January 2020.
  • The Millenium Apartments, located at the Colorado Station (Colorado & Evans), will offer 350 luxury units throughout 5 stories. Anticipated opening is 2019.
  • Construction is almost complete at 2865 S Colorado Blvd, the site of the former Robinson Law Building. The structure will have space for one or two tenants.

EVANS CORRIDOR

  • As of late-June 2019, a buyer is under contract to purchase the vacant K-mart property at the corner of Monaco & Evans

UNIVERSITY HILLS AREA

  • Former Rockies Inn at Evans & I-25 was demolished in 2017. 
  • Iliff Rowhomes at 4745 E. Iliff (Iliff & Dahlia) will include 23 row homes with 42 parking spaces. 
  • The former office at 4242 E. Amherst was demolished and rebuilt with a dwelling unit on the second floor. 

DENVER TECH CENTER/BELLEVIEW AREA

  • Shea Properties is constructing the Tangent Apartments, a 5-story 140-unit apartment building at Monaco & Happy Canyon. Construction will be completed this year.
  • A 316-unit apartment building will be built at 4400 S Syracuse.
  • The Extended Stay near the Belleview Station is expected to be torn down later in 2019.
 

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 house the global headquarters of Western Union. Current restaurants include: Backcountry Delicatessen, Urban Egg, Ambli, Los Chingones, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Sushi-Rama, Tap & Burger Belleview Station, and Midici. 

 

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 2016, and offer affordable family/workforce housing. Residents receive an eco-pass to take advantage of public transit. The Yale 25 Station Apartments offer 112 urban-living style units. 



 

Colorado Station

The Colorado Station is a fast-growing transit hub located at the northern point of Council District 4.  The Colorado Center is directly adjacent to the light rail station and offers office and retail space. The Colorado Center provides a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use community that encourages residents and workers to drive their cars less and ride transit more. A new food hall with 10 original concepts, plus a bar and coffee shop, is under construction and expected to open January 2020.

 

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

Southmoor Station

Near Hampden & Monaco, the Southmoor Station is in a centrally-located community, but is underutilized. There are several apartments nearby that lack convenient access to the light rail. In June 2017, Urban Land Institute conducted a Technical Advisory Panel with real estate experts, neighbors and business owners to look at challenges and solutions to improve access to the light rail station. Transportation Solutions received a grant this year to conduct a Multi-Station Plan & Mobility Study focused on the Belleview, Southmoor, and Yale light rail stations.