Don't forget to take the kickoff survey
Don't miss this opportunity to tell us about your Near Southeast Area neighborhood. The kickoff survey will help the planning team learn more about the your ideas, concerns and priorities for Goldsmith, Indian Creek, University Hills North, Virginia Village and Washington Virginia Vale. Completing the survey will take only about 15 minutes. We encourage you to do so by the end of this month. If you haven't already, take it today and then share it with your neighbors!
Read background research on Near Southeast Area neighborhoods
Before public outreach begins, the planning team begins collecting data on the neighborhoods in the planning area to understand the current context.

This data includes everything from the demographics of the area and its geography, to how land is being used now, what types of jobs and industries exist in the area and whether residents or businesses are vulnerable to involuntary displacement. The information is collected in the Near Southeast Briefing Book, which is intended to serve as a resource throughout the planning process. 
Find us in your neighborhood
Planning team members have been attending community events throughout the summer and fall, including South by Southeast (pictured). Join us at the following event to ask questions, learn more about the plan and offer your input.

  • NEW: Pop-up event, Saturday, August 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., University Hills Farmers Market, University Hills Plaza 

Additional opportunities to talk to planners will be posted throughout the summer and fall on the plan webpage:
Tell your neighbors!
Download our postcard about the plan to help spread the word and encourage other community members to participate. 
About the Near Southeast Area Plan
The Near Southeast Planning Area is made up of the neighborhoods of Washington Virginia Vale, Virginia Village, Indian Creek, Goldsmith and the area of University Hills north of Yale Avenue. It includes a variety of housing types, significant commercial corridors including Colorado Boulevard and Leetsdale Drive, and amenities like sections of the Cherry Creek Greenway and the Highline Canal. Several major redevelopment projects in the area have highlighted the need to work with the community to update outdated neighborhood plans or provide planning guidance in areas where no neighborhood plan exists. As part of the Neighborhood Planning Initiative, this project provides an opportunity to create a long-term vision for these neighborhoods that furthers citywide goals and priorities while addressing local neighborhood needs.