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SOUTHEAST DENVER VISIONING OVERVIEW                  

Denveright plans will shape a more inclusive, connected and healthy city

Mayor Michael B. Hancock released a set of five plans to guide Denver’s growth and its impact on development, parks, mobility options and more over the next 20 years. Via the city’s two-year Denveright outreach and planning effort, input from thousands of you has resulted in plans for a more inclusive, connected and healthy city, for all of us who live here today, as well as our neighbors of tomorrow.

The plans are available for public review and comment through October 31. After October 31, the draft plans will be revised based on input received. Then in early 2019, Denver City Council will review plans that require council adoption. Learn about upcoming events and office hours, and read the plans at www.denvergov.org/denveright.

 

Imagine the Possibilities

In September 2016, we held our Visioning series and gathered ideas of what SE Denver residents want in our community. Over 1500 participated in the online survey and 300 attended our two workshops. SE residents love our corner of Denver, but want it to be more walkable, with local restaurants, retail and gathering places for people to meet and linger. These ideas will shape a vision for our area of the city and guide the work of the District 4 Council office.

We now have 4 working groups, comprised of community members who wanted to stay involved with our office. Each group focuses on key aspects that need improvement in our district. The groups brainstorm solutions, use their own connections and come up with creative ways to achieve our goals. Learn more about each working group below!

We also enlisted the help of our working groups to plan a pop-up festival, South by Southeast (SxSE) that was held on August 19 in Bible Park. We couldn't have done it without our great volunteers and working group members! Thanks & we look forward to seeing you for the second annual South by Southeast festival on August 18, 2018! 

 
 

VISIONING WORKING GROUPS

Big Blue Bear peers into the Colorado Convention Center located in downtown Denver.

Arts & Culture 

Arts & Culture Facilities & Public Art

Identify and apply for grants (Ex: P.S. You Are Here & Imagine 2020) dedicated for public art projects, and identify opportunities to attract arts and culture facilities to southeast Denver.

For more info, visit our Arts & Culture page or contact kathy.gile@denvergov.org

 


 

 

A man rides his bike in the protected bike lane along south Broadway.

Mobility & Streetscapes

Business Improvement District (BID) & Traffic Safety Advocacy

Research and understand the BID formation process, and collaborate with mobility groups (WalkDenver, BikeDenver, Bicycle Colorado & Transportation Solutions) to advocate for improved traffic safety measures in southeast Denver.

For more info, contact kendra.black@denvergov.org
 

 

A pedestrian trail sits adjacent to the High Line Canal.

Parks, Trails & Golf

Municipal Golf Facilities

Short-term: Refocus the efforts of our two golf facilities (Wellshire & Kennedy) to be more inclusive to the entire community.
Long-term: Attract investors to operate a public restaurant at the Wellshire Golf Course & Event Center (3333 S Colorado Blvd).

For more info, contact liz.zukowski@denvergov.org

 

 

The interior of Esters pub in Denver features televisions, a bar, and multiple seating areas.

Restaurants & Retail

New & Existing Restaurants & Retail

Attract local, fresh restaurants and retail businesses to southeast Denver while still promoting and supporting existing restaurant and retail businesses in the area.

View our 2017 Restaurant Survey Results

For more info, contact kendra.black@denvergov.org



 

VISIONING PROJECTS

Hampden Corridor

Hampden is a dangerous road for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers. As part of Denver’s Vision Zero goals, Public Works and CH2MHill are conducting a Hampden Ave Corridor Study designed to reflect the values of the community and identify near- and long-term improvements to improve safety for all users, increase multi-modal opportunities, improve transit access, connect neighborhoods, and create a sense of place. 

For more information, visit denvergov.org/hampdenave
 

 



 

 

Southmoor Station

The Southmoor Light Rail Station presents significant potential for improved amenities and land use, but it's current configuration is ill-disposed to the kind of public space that neighborhood residents say they would like in the area. For more information, visit Denver's Southmoor Station TOD page.

Our Southmoor Station Visioning meetings were a great success with hundreds of participants who shared their ideas: You want “local”, “neighborhood-feel”, and “suburban/urban”, restaurants, community spaces, and housing choices like townhomes. You don’t want big box stores, national chains or office buildings. Read the full letter from Councilwoman Kendra Black (PDF). 

Feb. 20 meeting presentation (PDF)
April 4 meeting presentation (PDF)
Results infographic (PDF)
View the Community Vision (PDF)

 

"SoCo" Boulevard

S Colorado Blvd is a car-oriented, state highway built for cars in the 1950s. It is dominated by commercial uses, but has residential neighborhoods, multi-family, and senior housing adjacent to the commercial corridor. There are no medians, or pedestrian refuges, and sidewalks are either missing or lacking along the 2.3 mile stretch. We will be conducting a SoCo Visioning at the Wellshire Event Center in 2019, accompanied by a pop-up beer garden.

View the University and Colorado Station Area Next Steps Study here. 

Stay tuned for more details.

 

 

 

Evans Corridor

Evans Ave from I-25 to Quebec is a mess with an overabundance of storage facilities and random development. It’s ugly, unfriendly and not walkable. At one end, the area near the Colorado Station has the potential to be remade into a community-oriented, walkable neighborhood with human-scaled businesses.  At the other end, a reimagined K-Mart could transform the area around Monaco and Evans. CPD has begun the preliminary work around a “Near Southeast” neighborhood plan that will include East Evans and provide us the opportunity to develop a vision and plan for an improved East Evans Avenue.

View the preliminary information PDF for the Near Southeast Neighborhood Plan