Denver voters approved the transformation of the current National Western Complex into a new campus housing the National Western Stockshow and Colorado State University. CSU has proposed an equine sports medicine center, a food systems learning center and water resources center. The new CSU Center is envisioned as a unique global “agricultural hub” that will explore solutions for some of the biggest issues surrounding food production and security.
Great parks, trails, and recreation centers are essential to our quality of life. I am a member of the advisory committee that is updating the 2003 park plan for the city. Has Denver’s parks and open space kept pace with growth? How can we do better?
The four components of the Platte to Park Hill stormwater project are designed to reduce the impact of stormwater in the Elyria, Swansea, Cole, Clayton, Skyland, Whittier, Five Points and Northwest Park Hill neighborhoods. Protection will also be provided to the new National Western Center and the I-70 project. Learn more about the individual Globeville Landing Outfall and Park, 38th Avenue Open Channel, City Park Golf Course Redesign and Park Hill Detention projects.
Transportation connects people to jobs, housing and high quality of life, and Denver is working to provide its residents with more travel choices that meet their day-to-day needs. The Denver Moves: Pedestrians & Trails plan will help make walking a viable and primary way for people to get around town and access recreational resources — comfortably and safely. With guidance and input from the community, the plan will identify citywide needs and define priorities for improving and connecting Denver’s pedestrian and off-street trail network; it will also examine costs, funding options and policies required to achieve the community’s vision.
Blueprint Denver, the city’s land use and transportation plan, was adopted 15 years ago. Our city has undergone a tremendous change in the intervening years. DenveRight is a planning effort to update Blueprint Denver based on the experience and the vision of where we want Denver to be in the next 15 years. Your participation is crucial to the success of DenveRight.
As our population grows, Denver needs more transportation choices to move more people – not just vehicles – into, out of and within our city each day. For the first time, and with input from the community, Denver is planning for local transit choices and improvements to move people around town safely and reliably. The Denver Moves: Transit plan will create a local vision that will build on and complement RTD’s regional system. We will also take a closer look at implementation strategies and funding options for local transit improvements.