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 a safe and engaging multimodal street that provides intuitive connections to residents and businesses to services and destinations, while balancing the regional needs as a vital east/west corridor in southeast Denver
In 2018, the City & County of Denver led a corridor study to engage residents and businesses along the corridor to develop a plan for Hampden Avenue between University Boulevard and Galena Street. Throughout the planning process, stakeholders identified key themes for the recommended improvements:
Denver's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) partnered with CDOT to install safety improvements in conjunction with the Hampden Resurfacing Project.
Additional improvements are planned for the Hampden corridor to implement recommendations from the final report.
The city conducted a corridor study in 2018-19 to recommend multimodal and placemaking improvements for Hampden Avenue.
Near-term safety improvements were constructed in 2019 in coordination with CDOT.
Design for Phase 2 is expected to kick off in 2020 to address high priority projects recommended in the study.
Denver voters approved funds through the Elevate Denver Bond Program to fund Hampden Corridor Multimodal Improvements.
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South by Southeast August 2017
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.