D10 Planning Initiatives
- South Central Community Transportation Network (CTN)Regional transportation planning project to create complete multimodal networks with a rapid build-out of low-stress bikewaysStarted June 2020
Contact South Central CTN Project Team: NewBikeLanes@gmail.com
- Denver Moves: DowntownTransportation planning project to re-envision the city’s downtown transportation system
Started December 2018
Contact Denver Moves Downtown Project Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Colfax Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)Transportation planning project to implement a center-running Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along the Colfax Avenue corridorStarted 2018
- 5280 TrailTransportation planning project to create a 5.280-mile pedestrian and cyclist loop around Denver’s urban core
Contact Adam Perkins, Downtown Denver Partnership: email@example.com
- 16th Street Mall RedesignTransportation planning project to rebuild and modernize the 16th Street Pedestrian MallStarted May 2016.Project is currently under construction.
Contact 16th Street Mall Team: 16thStreetMall@denvergov.org
- Jackson Street Storm Drain SystemInfrastructure project to manage stormwater and improve flood protection for residents and businesses between Colfax and 12th Avenues, from Jackson to Albion StreetsStarted January 2020
Contact the Jackson Street Storm Drain System team: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bannock Street ProjectTransformational project to turn Bannock Street from Colfax Avenue to 14th Avenue into a public gathering space that can be enjoyed year-roundStarted April 2020
Contact Jay Decker, DOTI: email@example.com
- CDOT Colorado Blvd StudyThis project will look at bike/pedestrian safety improvements at multiple intersections and complete a preliminary feasibility of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) options.
More Information coming soon.
Community Planning and Development
Community Planning and Development have recently passed several amendments to the zoning code that make D10 a better place to live and travel. You can learn more about each of the initiatives here:
- 16th Street Mall Project: Downtown revitalization is one of both CM Hinds and Mayor Johnston’s top priorities in the coming term. Learn more about the $172 million dollar investment the city is making to improve downtown. Learn more here.
- Expanding Housing Affordability: Beginning in July 2022, all new residential development of 10 units or more must designate 8% to 12% of their units as affordable or pay into an affordable housing fund. Learn more here.
- DO-8 Overlay: CM Hinds worked in conjunction with the District 5 office to create new zoning on Colfax to promote multi-use development, and promote the use of the new Bus Rapid Transit system. Learn more about the new zoning requirements here.
- Denver Outdoor Places Program: Following the success of expanded patio seating during the pandemic, CPD has made the program permanent to allow businesses to continue to use outdoor space. Read more about the program here.
- Accessory Dwelling Units: CPD has made amendments to the zoning code to allow more flexibility to those considering constructing an ADU. Read more about these changes here.
- Safe Outdoor Spaces: After seeing the success of the first safe outdoor spaces (SOS), city council voted to continue the program past its expiration in December of 2023. Read more about this emergency stop gap solution to homelessness here.
- Discover Denver Neighborhood Surveys: CPD is also working in conjunction with Historic Denver to preserve the rich history of all of Denver’s neighborhoods. Learn more about your neighborhood here.
Arts and Venues
Here’s what’s what in the world of public art in District 10:
- Skyline Park – undergoing research and development
- 16th Street Mall – artist selected (Poetic Kinetics), determining location
- RTD Station on Stout – early stages
- Colorado Convention Center – artist selected (Cliff Garten)
- Lindsey Flanigan Courthouse – early stages
- Webb Building – research and development, panel selection soon
- Denver Public Library/Denver Art Museum – artist selected (Paula Castillo), in fabrication
- Denver Police Department 9 – early stages
- Congress Park – artist selected (Christina Nguyen), undergoing contract process
- Colorado Convention Center stage 2 – TBD
Parks and Rec
- Civic Center ParkCivic Center Park is set to begin creating the final design of the Greek Theater and the Central Promenade features. This marks the first phase of implementation coming out of the broader Civic Center Next 100 plan which was completed in 2022 based on a community process. The concept plan as well as future updates for how to give feedback on the design can be found on the project website.
- Skyline ParkThe overall community-informed vision for all three blocks of Skyline Park completed in 2021 has entered its first phase of implementation, with the detailed design development of the central block between 16th Street Mall and 17th Street. The detailed design for Block 2 began in fall 2022, with community feedback collected on the design progress in Summer 2023. The design will be completed by the end of 2024, with construction anticipated to begin in late 2025. Project updates and materials can be found on the project website.
- High Performance Buildings and Homes
Buildings and Homes are responsible for 64% of the greenhouse gas emissions in Denver. The City and County of Denver is working towards making all new and all existing buildings and homes net zero emissions, more sustainable, and more resilient. Net Zero Emissions means highly efficient, all-electric, grid flexible, and powered by 100% renewable electricity. Denver’s climate office has money available today for homeowners and building owners to upgrade to efficient, all-electric appliances.
- Zero WasteLearn how you can minimize or eliminate waste, and what Denver is doing to promote waste reduction, recycling, and composting.
- Renewable EnergyDenver as an electricity consumer is nested within Xcel Energy and the broader Colorado electric system. Denver’s renewable vision is to enable a rapid and equitable transition to a 100% renewable electric system in Colorado. Investments in local clean energy infrastructure and community co-benefits are at the forefront of the City and County of Denver’s energy transition. Learn more about how your home or business can go solar. If you’re a human service provider in Denver, you can even apply for free solar installation or EV charger installation at your building.
- Sustainable TransportationElectrified mobility – like electric vehicles and electric bikes – reduce harmful pollution from transportation.. By shifting away from fossil fuels in how we get around, Denverites will have cleaner air, better health, and lower costs. Claim one of Denver’s popular e-bike vouchers, released every other month.
- Resources for BusinessesDenver is engaging with businesses and supporting green workforce development. Learn more about how Denver’s climate office is training the city’s green workforce and securing high paying clean energy jobs for Denverites. Business can also save money and the planet by becoming a Certifiably Green Business.
- General Program DirectoryThe Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency runs a number of programs and services to advance sustainability as a value in our business and residential communities. We are also a hub and connecting point to partners and other city departments working on related efforts. If you can’t find what you are looking for on our site, we may know where to find it. Don’t miss any climate news – sign up for the Denver climate office’s weekly newsletter here and connect with us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.