Via the city’s three-year Denveright outreach and planning effort, input from thousands of Denverites has resulted in plans for a more inclusive, connected and healthy city, for all of us who live here today, as well as our neighbors of tomorrow.
The first plan drafts were available for review and feedback from August 6 through October 31, 2018. The second public review period ran from January 7 to February 27, 2019. Nearly 2,700 of you have offered feedback about the ideas in the drafts, via online and paper surveys and at office hours. We reviewed your feedback and updated the plans accordingly. City Council has adopted Comprehensive Plan 2040 and Blueprint Denver, and will review Game Plan for a Healthy City in the coming weeks.
See information about the plans and next steps below.
One plan brings together all the voices we heard in two years of asking Denverites all across our city, “What’s your vision for Denver?” Comprehensive Plan 2040 is the 20-year vision for Denver and its people, and reflects the voice of thousands who have shared their hopes, concerns and dreams for the future. City leaders will use its recommendations to guide the decisions that shape our city over the next 20 years, and its key concepts can be found in the four other, more detailed plans in the Denveright family.
Thousands of Denverites have let us know what’s important as Denver evolves over the next 20 years. Together, we want:
These are the six elements of the Comprehensive Plan 2040 vision, and they inform the long-term goals that will guide our future.
Blueprint Denver is a citywide land use and transportation plan for the next 20 years that calls for growing an inclusive city through: complete neighborhoods and complete transportation networks; a measured, common-sense approach to new growth; and for the first time, land-use decisions through the lens of social equity.
The Blueprint Denver update is a land use and transportation plan for growing an inclusive and authentic city. The plan is about:
Game Plan for a Healthy City is a citywide and long-range parks and recreation plan helping the city respond to challenges including growth, limited water resources, and changes in our climate. The plan proclaims easy access to parks and open space as a basic right for all residents, and establishes our city’s parks, facilities and recreational programs as essential for a healthy environment, healthy residents, and a high quality of life for everyone.
The plan says parks and public spaces are vital elements of urban infrastructure, and recommends improving and propagating them and their associated programming in four key ways:
As Denver continues to grow, we must provide more reliable and safe mobility options to move more people where they need to go, and improve connections to key destinations and between neighborhoods. Denver Moves: Transit is Denver’s first-ever citywide transit vision to guide improving the quality of transit options in our city. In coordination with RTD and other key partners, we will make transit more reliable, more frequent, and more convenient for daily use. The plan:
Denver Moves: Pedestrians and Trails is a citywide plan for completing and improving sidewalks, street crossings and trails – the most essential elements of our transportation network. Denver will be improving connections near transit, as we strive to make walking and using a wheelchair safer and more comfortable in every corner of our city. It also includes exciting recommendations for enhancing our recreational trail network, including opportunities for new multi-use and singletrack trails.
Following the public review process, three of the draft plans--Comprehensive Plan 2040, Blueprint Denver and Game Plan for a Healthy City--began the legislative review process, including public hearings with the Denver Parks and Recreation Board (Game Plan for a Healthy City only), the Denver Planning Board and City Council. Council officially adopted Comprehensive Plan 2040 and Blueprint Denver on April 22 and will consider Game Plan for a Healthy City in May.