A vibrant community with residential and mixed-use land makes up the River North project. One of six projects of the NDCC, the current planning team is looking for creative ways to stitch this energetic community to the rest of the city. Enriching the use of the South Platte River is one component of the project that can increase the residential and mixed-use component of River North. As plans move forward at River North, the neighborhood already has plenty to offer.
Home to an evolving River North Arts District, River North is also home to the TAXI district and the new The Source consisting of creative office and residential space, restaurants, bars, and other small businesses. Its hip industrial atmosphere is bringing the trendy in flocks for a unique experience that continues to progress.
River North’s evolution is expected to continue over the next twenty years through transit oriented development near 38th and Blake, as well as a mixed-use development.
CURRENT RINO PROJECTS
35th - 36th Pedestrian Bridge - The City and County of Denver’s 35th/36th Pedestrian Bridge Project will identify the location and design of a new pedestrian and bike connection between the River North, Curtis Park and Cole neighborhoods and the future Regional Transportation District (RTD) 38th & Blake commuter rail station. The bridge will span over the railroad tracks to connect Blake Street and Wazee Street between 35th and 36th Streets. The new bridge is planned to be completed in conjunction with the opening of RTD’s East Rail Line in 2016.
RiNo Pedestrian Bridge - Creating a pedestrian/bicycle connection between the west side of the South Platte River to the east side of the South Platte River in River North has been envisioned for a number of years. The bridge was originally called for in the 2008 River North (RiNo) Greenway Master Plan. In 2010, the River Vision Implementation Plan identified a pedestrian-oriented bridge connection in River North connecting the west and east sides of River North crossing the South Platte River. The NDCC recognizes the need to build on the assets of River North and has kicked off efforts with partners to begin design. To provide feedback regarding this project, click here.
The NDCC and Parks & Rec have kicked off planning efforts for design for the future RiNo Park. The four acre park site, located along the South Platte River, will also include a promenade from 31st St to 35th St. A final plan will be developed in 2016 with construction planned for 2017. Click here for more information.