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Hampden Avenue Corridor Study


The Hampden Avenue corridor is a critical east-west arterial near the southern limits of the City and County of Denver serving residents, visitors, shoppers, and employers. The vision for Hampden Avenue is to increase corridor connectivity and provide multimodal options that are safe and comfortable for all users, better reflecting the needs and desires of the community. The goal of the study is to identify improvements that can be implemented in the near- and long-term.

Thank you for attending the joint Hampden Avenue Corridor Study and Denver Moves: Transit Community Open House on Wednesday, January 24 at Thomas Jefferson High School.

More than 130 community members were in attendance and the project team received a lot of great community input about the proposed improvements along the corridor. The team is now reviewing the community feedback which will inform the development of the final plan, anticipated to be completed in spring 2018.

If you missed the open house or want to revisit the open house materials, below are links to the meeting materials:

Please subscribe to the Hampden Corridor study email list to receive announcements and updates about the project.

You can also learn more about Denver Moves: Transit and see transit plan materials presented during the open house.

What We’re Studying

This study will examine all forms of travel along the Hampden Corridor, including walking, driving, and taking transit. The study will also evaluate opportunities for mobility improvements:

Multimodal Safety and Connectivity


Pedestrian Access


Land Use and Place-Making


County Cooperation


Economic Development


Hampden Avenue Study Area Map | see full-size rendering

Map highlighting Hampden Avenue from University to Havana

Project Status: Study

This corridor study began in early summer 2017 and is expected to be completed in spring 2018. There will be community input opportunities throughout the study – we’ll post announcements on this website and through email notifications.

In Fall 2016, Councilwoman Black (District 4) held a visioning series to gather ideas of what Southeast Denver residents want. Over 1,500 participated in the online survey and 300 attended the two workshops. Overwhelming, the results showed Southeast residents love their corner of Denver, but want it to be more walkable, with local restaurants, retail and places to meet and linger.

Contact Us

Project Manager
David Pulsipher, Denver Public Works

Public Involvement
Kristi Estes


Public Meetings & Materials

The Many Sides of Safety and Hampden Corridor Study Open House — November 2017 

The project team is reviewing the community input that will help prioritize the improvements and vision for Hampden Avenue.

South by Southeast — August 2017

The Hampden Corridor Study team was at the South by Southeast Community Festival in Bible Park on August 19th asking the community about their priorities for the Hampden Corridor from University to Galena. More than 350 people stopped by to say what they love about Hampden, what they want changed and what was most important to them. Easing traffic congestion on the road was a top priority. Bike lanes and improved sidewalks and crosswalks was another top priority the team heard.

boards with resident suggestions and comments

Hampden: Things I Love &

Hampden: Things I Want (PDF)