Brighton Boulevard Corridor



The Brighton Boulevard Redevelopment Project will design and construct critical public infrastructure (e.g. cycle track, sidewalks, curb/gutter, on-street parking and more) on Brighton Boulevard, helping establish Brighton Boulevard as a gateway to Denver. The project will finalize engineering design through the end of the year, with construction occurring throughout 2016 and completed in 2017. 

Key focus areas during the 2015 design phase include:

  • Access to private properties
  • Safety
  • Multi-modal (vehicles, transit, bicycles, pedestrians) Operations
  • On-street parking
  • Streetscape and urban design
  • Drainage and water quality
  • Construction approach and phasing
  • Community-funded design enhancements 


The Brighton Boulevard Redevelopment Project is one of six projects under the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC), a coordinated effort created by Mayor Michael B. Hancock to strategically align planning among converging projects in Denver’s Globeville, Elyria, Swansea and River North neighborhoods. The project is also coordinating closely with the River North Arts District (RiNo) on their consideration of forming a neighborhood-wide Business Improvement District (BID) as well as a General Improvement District (GID) specifically focused on funding infrastructure enhancements to the Brighton Boulevard project and future projects on the west side of the neighborhood.

Project Schedule:



FAQs

The project is in the engineering design phase. The design will be finalized throughout 2015, with initial construction activities beginning by the end of 2015. Construction will continue through 2016 and the project will be completed in 2017. 

Initial construction activities will get started by the end of 2015, with major construction beginning in 2016. The project is anticipated to be an 18 month construction process that will be completed in 2017.

Specific details will be refined and advanced through the final design phase with the help of Brighton Boulevard property owners, key stakeholders and public input. Important considerations include safety and multimodality, respect for the uniqueness of the corridor and the surrounding neighborhoods and functionality of the corridor as a main arterial gateway into Denver. While specific design elements are still under consideration, planned improvements to the corridor will include curb and gutter, sidewalks, undergrounding of utilities, a protected bike lane and other pedestrian amenities. Local property owners are also considering forming a General Improvement District to fund enhancements to the Brighton Boulevard project. Those could include trees/irrigation, pedestrian lighting, landmark lighting, and more. 

The City has identified $26 million in funding for core improvements to the corridor. The City is also working closely with local property owners who are considering forming a General Improvement District to fund enhancements to the Brighton Boulevard project. 

Yes. The project will construct a cycle track on both sides of Brighton Boulevard, add new pedestrian crosswalks and include other amenities to create a more inviting pedestrian environment. 


This study is focused on the future cross section of Brighton itself including roadway, median, turn lanes, cycle track, curb and gutter as well as sidewalk as well as other potential amenities and mobility improvements. There are numerous studies that have been completed for the area; such as the River North Plan and the 38th & Blake Station Area Plan, as well as a number of current planning efforts; I-70 EIS; Globeville, Elyria/Swansea neighborhood plans and National Western Stock Show Complex redevelopment. These projects are being taken into consideration by this study and links are provided to learn more about each of these projects, but this study is not focused on land uses.

Public input regarding design options for Brighton Boulevard is an important piece to the advancement of the streetscape design. Please check under the “Get Involved” tab to the right to see the date for the next public meeting. Under this tab you can also join our mailing list for updates or submit a question to the project team. 

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