A quick look back & look ahead to 2019
for the East Central Area Plan
Since the start of the year, city planners along with the East Central Area Steering Committee have been mining the data collected during the 2017 plan kick-off survey, including more than 10,000 comments received for both the East and East Central Area Plans. All that input will serve as the basis for draft vision statements for the plan, as well as focus topics and geographic areas, guiding principles and map-based recommendations.

In the coming months, you will be hearing more about how to get involved and help shape the plan, both online and at community events. We look forward to working with you as the vision for your neighborhood comes together.

The survey results are summarized in the graphics below, with additional details available on the plan website .

What do you like most about the East Central Area?
What are your biggest concerns about the East Central Area?
What is your big idea for the East Central Area?
Walking in the East Central Area is . . .
The majority of residents agreed that walking in the East Central Area is “very” or “fairly” easy; however, respondents also made it clear walkability in the area is important to them, and can still be improved via safer pedestrian crossings, an improved sidewalk network and reduced crime along Colfax.
Biking in the East Area is . . .
Nearly one third of residents expressed that biking in the East Central Area is “not easy”. Comments elsewhere in the survey suggested bikability could be improved via a more robust bike lane network and better connectivity between routes.
Invite us to your meeting!

Along with studying the survey data, the East Central Area planning team has been meeting with neighborhood groups and organizations throughout the planning area to continue to gather community input and offer an update on the planning process.

If you would like a presentation at your group's next meeting, contact us to make arrangements: Email Senior City Planner Scott Robinson ( scott.robinson@denvergov.or g ), project manager for the East Central Area Plan.
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 The area’s outdated plans coupled with additional changes on the horizon—including plans to improve City Park, add Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along Colfax Avenue, and new amenities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. 

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