For years, Brighton Boulevard has been a short cut or back door into downtown Denver. The boulevard has also been home to many long standing businesses that enjoy its close proximity to I-70 and I-25. Brighton Blvd.’s location and current redevelopment efforts will turn this corridor into a main gateway to downtown Denver.
The project limits are along Brighton Boulevard from 29th Street to City limits on the north side of I-70. The plan will build on previous planning efforts to develop a vision for typical street crossings, including travel and turn lanes, curbs and medians and highlight its unique eclectic mix of old and new uses and building forms.
Brighton Blvd. will also enhance the City’s economic vision and create a return on investment. The corridor will not only link the neighborhood to DIA, it will stimulate reinvestment by making this an area of choice for people and businesses. This effort provides a great opportunity to build synergies and partnerships between public and private investment by encouraging innovative collaborations that will catalyze new development and create new riverfront open space.
The current phase of study is continuing the efforts to understand the needs along the corridor through one-on-one interviews with properties owners along the corridor. In addition, the City is currently seeking public feedback on some of the concepts being presented by the city that reflect the community’s needs and previous planning efforts.
The overarching vision and plan will be completed by early 2014 and will provide property owners and developers a clear road map for the future development and infrastructure improvements along the corridor.