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The National Western Center represents a visionary transformation of the National Western Complex and Denver Coliseum sites into a must-see destination and regional asset, enhancing these current Denver landmarks through creative year-round activity. With a combined 130 acres of redeveloped land, the National Western Center will support Denver’s global standing as a world-class hub for the Western way of life. The master planning effort will bolster a variety of opportunities through the involvement of our partners including Colorado State University, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, History Colorado and an Advisory Committee made up of residents, business owners and other stakeholders from the surrounding Globeville, Elyria and Swansea neighborhoods. In short, the NWC can become an international model for a synergistic educational and R&D community – with those entire words writ broad and adapted to the evolving definitions of mid-21st century populations.
The National Western Center celebrates the pioneering spirit and promise of the West through year-round experiential lifelong learning, the arts, entertainment, competition and commerce.
Parsons Brinkerhoff is leading the Master Plan team, which will have a recommended master plan for the National Western Complex and Denver Coliseum by winter 2014/2015. The master plan will be presented to Denver City Council for adoption in the first quarter of 2015.
NEW! Regional Tourism Act Application
City & County of Denver RTA Application
City Council Documents
Final Draft of the Master Plan for the National Western Center
NWC Master Plan Appendices
Learn more about the National Western Center Planning Efforts
NWC Fact Sheet
NWC Vision Statement
NWC Study Area
Public Meeting #2 on August 26, 2014, Presentation
Public Meeting #3 on September 30, 2014 Presentation
National Western Historic Preservation Study
National Western Stock Show First 25 Years
National Western Stock Show Second 25 Years
National Western Stock Show Third 25 Years
National Western Stock Show Last 25 Years
Denver's Smart Jobs Development Vision (2013)
National Western Stock Show Business Plan Review Report - DURA
National Western Center Partnership MOU
River North (South Platte River) Master Plan
38th & Blake Station Area Plan
Tell us your thoughts, ideas and other feedback about our plans for the National Western Center. Deadline for comments is January 20, 2015
Resident involvement in creating a vision for the National Western Center is key to the success of the plan. A Citizens Advisory Council has been created to focus on generating input and ideas from surrounding key stakeholders.