October 7, 2020



East Area Plan – Planning Board Public Hearing

The legislative review of the East Area Plan begins Wednesday, October 7 when the Denver Planning Board will hold a hearing and vote on the latest draft of the plan. This phase of the planning process is the culmination of three years of work by residents and community members in South Park Hill, Hale (Hilltop North), Montclair and East Colfax.  The result is a draft plan that reflects the ideas and vision of thousands of community members and honors what makes East Denver special to so many.
What does the plan do?
The plan addresses key neighborhood needs—helping local businesses remain and thrive, affordable housing, preserving the diversity of East Colfax Avenue as well as neighborhood architecture, trees and open spaces, and making it easier and safer to get around—by providing policy recommendations that will guide city decision-making over the next 20 years.

Notification of Planning Board Hearing for Supplement to the Comprehensive Plan: East Area Plan.  Study Boundary for the EAP is South Park Hill, Hale, Montclair, East Colfax.

Parr-Widener Community Room, City & County Building 1437 Bannock St./ virtual meeting via ZOOM

The project webpage for the above-referenced plan may be found at https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/community-planning-and-development/planning-and-design/Neighborhood_Planning_Initiative/Planning-Areas/East_Area_Plan.html

Any questions regarding this amendment may be directed to Elizabeth Weigle, Senior City Planner and project manager for the East Area Plan.

RNOs are encouraged to submit the “RNO Position Statement.pdf” located at www.DenverGov.org/Rezoning by email to CPD at [email protected] prior to the Planning Board Public Hearing.


Written comments received by 5 p.m. 9 days prior to the Planning Board Public Hearing will be attached to the staff report that is provided to the Board. Written comments received after that time and prior to 12 p.m. (noon) on the day before the Hearing will be emailed regularly to the Board; hard copies of these comments also will be distributed to the Board at the Hearing. Written comments received after 12 p.m. (noon) on the day before the Hearing will not be distributed to the Board.

Meeting Information

  • Time and date: 3 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of every month. Wellington Webb Municipal Building, 201 W Colfax Ave., room 4.I.5
  • Virtual access: Meetings are broadcast live on Denver’s Channel 8, online at www.Denver8.TV. and via the Zoom platform.
  • Overflow seating:  We strongly encourage you to join the meeting virtually. Those who testify in person will not be in the same room as the quorum of board members. If necessary, the Parr Widener Room (#389) of the City and County Building, will have a television broadcasting the meeting.
  • Accessibility: If you need a sign language interpreter or CART Services, contact [email protected] at least three business days ahead of the meeting you’d like to attend. For other public accommodation requests/concerns related to a disability, please contact [email protected].

How to Share your voice at Planning Board hearing

We encourage everyone to join the hearing and share their thoughts on the draft plan and the planning process with board members. Hearings are currently being held virtually and are broadcast live on Denver 8.
  • Read the staff report (PDF)
  • Submit comments ahead of the hearing using the board’s online comment form.
  • Watch live on Denver’s Channel 8 or online at Denver8.tv
  • Register in advance to speak at the hearing via Zoom. Registration opens at 8 a.m., Monday, October 5.
  • In-person attendance will be hosted in the Parr-Widener Community Room of the City & County Building, and testimony will be given via computer connected to the Zoom meeting.
Additional notes on participation:
  • If you intend to speak, download the Zoom application to your computer or mobile device ahead of time and ensure you have a reliable internet connection and functioning microphone and camera.
  • If you go to the City & County Building to testify, you will be required to wear a face covering and observe physical distancing, and you will not be in the same room as Planning Board members.
  • Get complete information on the Planning Board webpage.