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Residents Have Another Chance to Help Shape a More Inclusive, Connected and Healthy Denver

New Draft Denveright plans reflect input from thousands in the Mile High City

DENVER – The City and County of Denver today released updated versions of the draft Denveright plans to guide development, parks, and mobility options for a more inclusive, connected and healthy city over the next 20 years.

“I applaud the people of Denver for making their voices heard in helping shape the future of our great city,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “The feedback we’ve received makes these plans stronger and more inclusive, and better positions us to preserve and enhance all that we love about our city for everyone who calls Denver home.”

The three plans – Comprehensive Plan 2040, Blueprint Denver and Game Plan for a Healthy City – reflect feedback from the community, gathered in the months since they were publicly released in August 2018. This is the next step in a public review process that will culminate with a Denver City Council public hearing and vote in April. The two additional Denveright plans – Denver Moves: Transit and Denver Moves: Pedestrians and Trails – do not require council approval for adoption. Both are currently being finalized and will be published in the coming weeks.

More than 2,700 residents provided comments on the five plans during the review period. They expressed support in key areas including policies on equity, housing choices, quality-of-life infrastructure improvements and mobility choices. Feedback asking for more oversight resulted in revisions to ensure accountability when the plans are implemented.

The public is invited to review the updated plans at denvergov.org/Denveright. They will also be made available for review at local libraries. The documents include a reader’s guide that highlights what has changed from the initial draft. Community members can continue to share their thoughts with city planners through February 27 by completing an online feedback form at denvergov.org/Denveright or by attending one of these drop-in sessions:

  • Ross-University Hills Branch Library, 4310 E. Amherst Ave., January 10, 5-7 p.m.
  • Decker Branch Library, 1501 S. Logan St., January 15, 5-7 p.m.
  • Scheitler Recreation Center, 5031 W. 46th Ave., January 24, 5-7 p.m.
  • Park Hill Branch Library, 4705 Montview Blvd., February 5, 5:30-7:15 p.m. 

Input received during this second review period will be incorporated into a third draft of the plans, which will be released in March ahead of public hearings and review by the Denver Planning Board and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (Game Plan for a Healthy City) in March and City Council in April. 

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