East Area Plan – First Draft Review and Comment Period Extended

May 28, 2020 / Comments (0)

General News

From Denver Community Planning and Development:
After more than two years of community engagement and two rounds of public review on draft plan recommendations, the first draft of the East Area Plan is here and ready for you to review and comment on. When should comments be submitted? In response to requests from residents and neighborhood organizations, we have extended the review period for the first draft of the plan to July 1, 2020. This will NOT the final opportunity to weigh in and it is NOT be the date that the plan will be voted on by City Council. Setting a date for comments on this first draft of the plan will allow us to review feedback and update the plan so the community may have a chance to review and respond to an updated draft.
In light of the need for social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, we cannot hold an in-person open house at this time. We know that face-to-face dialog is a valuable component of any public process, but while current circumstances are keeping residents at home, we encourage those who can to take advantage of online options to continue to engage in the planning process. We’re looking into additional alternatives to an in-person meeting and will announce other ways to participate within the city and state’s stay-at-home guidelines in the coming weeks.  Thank you for your patience.  We look forward to your input on the draft plan.  UPDATE: See the updated EAST AREA PLAN website.  Also, a Virtual Open House was held on May 12 and is available for viewing here:  The password to view the video is East2020 (case sensitive).  WATCH RECORDING OF VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE


Visit the online workshop to comment directly on plan document

Download the full plan to print (PDF)

Submit your input using our general feedback form

Download building heights map (PDF)

Visit the plan website at DenverGov.org/eastplan for additional information, direct links to specific sections of the plan, an overview of the feedback we received on the draft recommendations or to contact the planning team if you want to discuss by phone.

About the East Area Plan

The East Planning Area neighborhoods—South Park Hill, Montclair, Hale, and East Colfax—contain many great community assets, including historic parkways, the Rose Medical Center, Johnson and Wales University, and many unique, locally-owned businesses. The area is experiencing some significant changes, such as the 9th and Colorado mixed use project, as well as plans to add Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along Colfax Avenue. Two of the four neighborhoods, South Park Hill and East Colfax, have out of date plans, while Hale and Montclair have no plans at all.

The Neighborhood Planning Initiative provides a great opportunity to establish the community’s vision for maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in these neighborhoods for decades to come.
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