May 12, 2020



East Area Plan Virtual Open House

Reminder: Join the EAP’s first virtual open house May 12 online or by phone


Can’t make it? A recording of the virtual event and updated FAQs based on the questions we receive will be available after the fact. Read on for additional ways to comment and contact us.
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 be the final opportunity to weigh in and it is NOT 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.

Join our first virtual open house May 12 — Online and call-in options will be available

We know the last month has brought significant challenges to residents and businesses in the East Area and across the city. As Denver continues efforts to contain the transmission of COVID-19 and support essential workers over the next days and weeks, planning projects have a key role to play in ensuring that neighborhoods are prepared to address the long-term impacts of the pandemic . We hope you remain engaged in the process and continue to share your thoughts with us.
Since the release of the draft East Area Plan, we have received more than 350 comments. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to review the draft and provide feedback! For anyone who still has questions, city planners will hold a virtual open house next month.
Virtual Community Open House
6-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 12
Details to join online or by phone still to come
Please RSVP to help us accommodate everyone:
We know face-to-face dialog is important and look forward to holding in-person opportunities when it is safe to do so. That said, we hope you participate online or by phone if you are able. A video of the open house will also be available to watch after the event.
Need interpretation or sign language services? Email [email protected] by Friday, May 8 to let us know.
Can’t make it? Read on for additional ways to comment and contact us.

Read the plan and tell us what you think

Watch an overview of the process and plan recommendations

Watch a tutorial on how to use online commenting system

Would your community organization like to discuss the plan? Contact us and our planners can facilitate a virtual meeting with your members on our online platform.
Visit the plan website at 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. We are taking comments on this draft of the plan through the end of May, but additional input opportunities will follow.

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.
For more on how to get involved and stay up to date on plan news :


Virtual Open House