Shave your voice at Community Kickoff
Ready to work with your neighbors to create a long-term vision for the neighborhoods of the Near Southeast Area? A virtual community kick off will launch the planning process Tuesday, July 20.

6-7:15 p.m., Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Attendees will learn about neighborhood planning in Denver and how plans serve communities, share thoughts and ideas on the future of the Near Southeast Area, and have the chance to ask questions.

Interpretation in Spanish will be provided. A recording of the virtual event and copies of all materials will be posted on the plan webpage after the fact. 
Other ways to participate
  • Take the survey: Whether you are able to join the kick off or not, you can start sharing your thoughts and ideas about your neighborhood online by taking a quick 15-minute survey.

  • Find us in your neighborhood: Planning team members will be available at community events throughout the summer and fall, including National Night Out and South by Southeast. Visit for details on where you can meet with city planners in person.

  • 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 Several major redevelopment projects in the area have highlighted the need to work with the community to update outdated neighborhood plans or provide planning guidance in areas where no neighborhood plan exists.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.