In September, we held our Visioning series and gathered ideas of what SE Denver residents want in our community. Over 1500 participated in the online survey and 300 attended our two workshops. SE residents love our corner of Denver, but want it to be more walkable, with local restaurants, retail and gathering places for people to meet and linger. These ideas will shape a vision for our area of the city and guide the work of the District 4 Council office.
We now have 4 working groups, comprised of community members who wanted to stay involved with our office. Each group focuses on key aspects that need improvement in our district. The groups brainstorm solutions, use their own connections and come up with creative ways to achieve our goals. Learn more about each working group below!
We also enlisted the help of our working groups to plan a pop-up festival, South by Southeast (SxSE) that was held on August 19 in Bible Park. We couldn't have done it without our great volunteers and working group members! Thanks & we look forward to seeing you for the second annual South by Southeast festival on August 18, 2018!
Thank you for being engaged in our community. As Denver grows and changes, your involvement is more important than ever. Our Southmoor Station Visioning meetings were a great success with hundreds of participants who shared their ideas: You want “local”, “neighborhood-feel”, and “suburban/urban”. You want restaurants, community spaces, and housing choices like townhomes. You don’t want big box stores, national chains or office buildings. Read the full letter here.
We have posted the outcomes of along with the presentations from both meetings.
Arts & Culture Facilities & Public Art
Business Improvement District (BID) & Traffic Safety Advocacy
Research and understand the BID formation process, and collaborate with mobility groups (WalkDenver, BikeDenver, Bicycle Colorado & Transportation Solutions) to advocate for improved traffic safety measures in southeast Denver.
For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Municipal Golf Facilities
Short-term: Refocus the efforts of our two golf facilities (Wellshire & Kennedy) to be more inclusive to the entire community.
Long-term: Attract investors to operate a public restaurant at the Wellshire Golf Course & Event Center (3333 S Colorado Blvd).
For more info, contact email@example.com.
Hampden is a dangerous road for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers. As part of Denver’s Vision Zero goals, Public Works and CH2MHill are conducting a Hampden Ave Corridor Study designed to reflect the values of the community and identify near- and long-term improvements to improve safety for all users, increase multi-modal opportunities, improve transit access, connect neighborhoods, and create a sense of place.
For more information, visit denvergov.org/hampdenave.
The Southmoor Light Rail Station presents significant potential for improved amenities and land use, but it's current configuration is ill-disposed to the kind of public space that neighborhood residents say they would like in the area. A large amount of the land is dedicated to surface parking lots, precluding easy pedestrian and bike access to the station. A functional and effective plan could stimulate positive land use that could activate the area for all.
For more information, visit Denver's Southmoor Station TOD page.
S Colorado Blvd is a car-oriented, state highway built for cars in the 1950s. It is dominated by commercial uses, but has residential neighborhoods, multi-family, and senior housing adjacent to the commercial corridor. There are no medians, or pedestrian refuges, and sidewalks are either missing or lacking along the 2.3 mile stretch. We will be conducting a SoCo Visioning at the Wellshire Event Center in 2019, accompanied by a pop-up beer garden.
Stay tuned for more details.
Evans Ave from I-25 to Quebec is a mess with an overabundance of storage facilities and random development. It’s ugly, unfriendly and not walkable. At one end, the area near the Colorado Station has the potential to be remade into a community-oriented, walkable neighborhood with human-scaled businesses. At the other end, a reimagined K-Mart could transform the area around Monaco and Evans. CPD has begun the preliminary work around a “Near Southeast” neighborhood plan that will include East Evans and provide us the opportunity to develop a vision and plan for an improved East Evans Avenue.