Share your thoughts on East Central Area Plan draft online
First, a big thank you to the more than 130 attendees at last week's community workshop. We know your time is precious and we're grateful to those who joined us for an overview of the draft plan.

The draft plan will remain open for comments at least through the end of the year, so please share your thoughts:

Want a quick overview of the planning process and what's in the draft? Check out the video below!
Catch up on what you missed
If you were not able to attend the meeting, here is a quick run down of how your input was used to update previous plan recommendations:
  • Potential height incentives of up to 5 stories along 12th Avenue in Congress Park were removed.
  • Potential historic preservation incentive that would allow homes to add a residential unit as long as they do not demolish existing buildings will have eligibility based on multiple specific criteria, rather than just location.
  • We clarified that the plan is not recommending future public transit on 7th Avenue but instead recommending traffic calming measures.
  • We clarified that the plan is not recommending a bike lane on Detroit Street but instead recommending intersection safety improvements.
About the East Central Area Plan
The East Central Planning Area neighborhoods—Capitol Hill, North Capitol Hill, Cheesman Park, Congress Park, City Park and City Park West—contain a rich mix of amenities, jobs, and housing options, and remain among the most dynamic places in the city. The area’s outdated plans coupled with additional changes on the horizon—including plans to improve City Park, add Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along Colfax Avenue, and new amenities such as Civic Center Transit Station and the Carla Madison Recreation Center—make East Central a top priority for engaging the community in a new plan.

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: