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MOBILITY & CONNECTIVITY


Building a reliable, modern network of infrastructure and tools that ensure safe and efficient flow of people, vehicles, and goods through north Denver. 

CURRENT PROJECTS

Roadway of 35th Street from Wazee Street to Arkins Court to improve connectivity to the 38th & Blake RTD station. Improvements include new paving, sidewalks, storm drain and water quality features. 

Design is currently in progress. 

The intersection at 47th and York has severe challenges, where the railroad and two major roads converge in an "at-grade" crossing. A number or previous studies, including the Elyria Swansea Neighborhood Plan (2015) identified the need to address this intersection, which the community uses to access Swansea Elementary School.

Project updates from the 47th & York design phase (2017-18)


The NDCC has taken a comprehensive approach to improving transportation through this project. In 2016, the Elyria Swansea at York East/West Connectivity Study was launched. The study focused broadly on improving transportation in the area, with specific focus on designing a safe pedestrian and bicycle grade-separated crossing at 47th & York. The goal is to minimize property impact while providing much-needed connection. 

See how NDCC and the communitiy are working together on this project

The purpose of this project is to connect the south side of 48th Avenue between Brighton Blvd. and Claude Ct. (York) with sidewalk. This sidewalk connection will enhance pedestrian access to the future National Western Center light Rail station. Construction elements will include tree lawn and curb and gutter, drainage elements, water quality, and street lighting.

Construction will begin in 2018.

This project is slated to kick off in 2019. Check back here for more information.

This project is currently on hold. Please check back here for more information.

Brighton Boulevard is being redeveloped to reflect the changing character of the neighborhood. The new road will feature protected bike lanes, continuous sidewalks, new stoplights, protected turn lanes, and beautiful new landscaping.

The redevelopment of Brighton Blvd will generate growth for businesses and create a safer, more walkable, and engaged community.

Construction will occur in phases from 29th street to the northern city limits. Keep in mind our safety tips to navigate Brighton while construction takes place. 

To learn more about this project, please visit the Brighton Boulevard project page.

Central 70 between I-25 and Chambers Road, is one of Colorado's economic backbones. It is home to 1,200 businesses, providing the regional connection to Denver International Airport and carrying upwards of 200,000 vehicles per day. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is bringing this aging highway into the 21st century and rejoining communities along the way.

To learn more about this project please visit our Central 70 project page.

This project is not fully underway yet. Check back here for more information.

The NAVIGATE - North Denver Program is a city effort to help pedestrians, drivers, and commercial vehicles travel along the Central 70 corridor, and throughout the communities of Globeville, Elyria, Swansea, Five Points, and Cole.

The City and County of Denver, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), utility companies, and private development  are implementing major construction activities expected to last through 2023. The need for effective communication with residents, businesses, and visitors about these projects and their impact on local and regional mobility is essential. 

Visit our Navigate - North Denver program page to learn more.,

The Walnut Street Corridor Improvement project, headed by Denver Public Works and the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC) will begin to organize the street to better accommodate pedestrians and parking between Broadway and 36th Street.

Visit the Public Works project page to learn more.

The Globeville Neighborhood Plan and The National Western Center Master Plan were recently adopted and reflect the community’s desire for new connections, increased mobility options, and land use changes. The Globeville Neighborhood Plan identifies Washington Street as a Transformative Project, stating that the goal is “to make Washington Street an attractive corridor that creates a positive sense of place, attracts private reinvestment, and better accommodates all transportation modes.”

To implement the plan goal of improving Washington Street, careful study and analysis must first occur. Specifically, there needs to be a better understanding of the opportunities and barriers to realizing the community’s vision of a main street. This involves determining the economic potential of the corridor, as well as brainstorming and evaluating the various ways to balance the transportation needs with the redevelopment and placemaking opportunities. Through the process of identifying tradeoffs, this process aims to build stakeholder ownership and further refinement of the vision for Washington Street.

During the 2015 summer, the NDCC engaged the Colorado District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI Colorado) to provide an independent study called a Technical Advisory Panel (TAP), with analysis and strategic recommendations regarding redevelopment and urban design opportunities in the Globeville neighborhood around 48th and Washington. ULI Colorado TAPs consisted of ULI members. They were hand-picked to address the issues raised and offered objective, third-party strategic directions to help solve land-use and real estate issues. 

Read the final report


We are now beginning a commmunity outreach process that will guide the city as we work towards initial designs of a redeveloped Washington St.

Read about the Washington Street Study

COMPLETED PROJECTS

The City and County of Denver’s 35th/36th Pedestrian Bridge Project has been built between River North, Curtis Park and Cole. The bridge connects the 38th & Blake commuter rail station to the surrounding neighborhoods and spans the railroad tracks between Blake and Wazee Streets.

Visit the Public Works project page to learn more. 

The City and County of Denver’s Public Infrastructure (38th & Blake Station) TOD Project made infrastructure improvements to provide better pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular access to the Regional Transportation District’s (RTD’s) future 38th & Blake rail station that is being built as part of its FasTracks program.

The project constructed thousands of feet of new sidewalks immediately surrounding the station and make improvements to the existing Blake Street Bridge over 38th Street, which has been identified by the City and local community as a priority for improving accessibility to the station. 

Visit the Public Works project page to learn more.

This Denver Public Works transportation study builds off the connectivity recommendations in the Elyria Swansea Neighborhood Plan, adopted in 2015 as part of the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative.

The study team will examine multi-modal transportation improvements to 40th Avenue between York Street and Colorado Boulevard, and bike and pedestrian connectivity improvements between the neighborhoods, Bruce Randolph Middle School, the RTD Commuter Rail Station and new development east of Colorado Boulevard in the Park Hill neighborhood.

Additionally, the project team will work with the community to develop a vision for future redevelopment north of the station and the integration of land use, transportation and water quality opportunities in three primary Focus Areas highlighted on the Study Area map.

Learn more about the study.

This project is not fully underway yet. Check back here for more information.

This project is not fully underway yet. Check back here for more information.

Transportation within the NDCC area can be challenging, with its mix of intertwined highways, rail corridors, and waterways. The area’s current mix of established industrial and residential properties and rapidly transforming areas of change further add to the challenges of creating a well balanced multi-modal transportation network. The City and County of Denver aims to sort through these challenging transportation issues by using past and current planning efforts to develop a roadmap for future transportation investments through the Mobility Master Plan. 

Visit our Mobility Master Plan page to learn more.

This project is not fully underway yet. Check back here for more information.

The Globeville Neighborhood Plan and The National Western Center Master Plan were recently adopted and reflect the community’s desire for new connections, increased mobility options, and land use changes. The Globeville Neighborhood Plan identifies Washington Street as a Transformative Project, stating that the goal is “to make Washington Street an attractive corridor that creates a positive sense of place, attracts private reinvestment, and better accommodates all transportation modes.”

To implement the plan goal of improving Washington Street, careful study and analysis must first occur. Specifically, there needs to be a better understanding of the opportunities and barriers to realizing the community’s vision of a main street. This involves determining the economic potential of the corridor, as well as brainstorming and evaluating the various ways to balance the transportation needs with the redevelopment and placemaking opportunities. Through the process of identifying tradeoffs, this process aims to build stakeholder ownership and further refinement of the vision for Washington Street.

During the 2015 summer, the NDCC engaged the Colorado District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI Colorado) to provide an independent study called a Technical Advisory Panel (TAP), with analysis and strategic recommendations regarding redevelopment and urban design opportunities in the Globeville neighborhood around 48th and Washington. ULI Colorado TAPs consisted of ULI members. They were hand-picked to address the issues raised and offered objective, third-party strategic directions to help solve land-use and real estate issues. 

The report has been finalized and can be viewed by clicking here.

We are now beginning a commmunity outreach process that will guide the city as we work towards initial designs of a redeveloped Washington St.

Read about the Washington Street Study

 

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201 W. Colfax Ave., Dept. 205
Denver, CO 80202

 

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