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.
The following documents are meant to give readers an understanding of the public feedback received and what changed from the second draft of Comprehensive Plan 2040 to the Planning Board review draft.
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 city's future.
Most cities have a comprehensive plan that serves as the community’s broad vision for its future. Comprehensive Plan 2000 has broadly guided Denver’s decisions about land use, mobility, parks, housing, economic growth, arts, culture and sustainability for the last 17 years. Denver has adopted a new comprehensive plan three times since 1977.
Other key citywide plans like Blueprint Denver (2002 land use and transportation plan) and the Game Plan for parks and recreation (2003) are adopted by Denver City Council as supplements to the Comprehensive Plan.
Comprehensive Plan 2000
The updated draft plans are available for public review and comment through February 27. Drop-in sessions will be held in public libraries throughout the city in January for residents to speak one-on-one with planners. Details on these and other public input opportunities, as well as the next steps in the process are available on our online calendar and schedule for legislative review.