New ways to get involved coming in March
Thanks to community input shared over the last six months, we have a draft vision for how the neighborhoods of Goldsmith, Indian Creek, University Hills North, Virginia Village and Washington Virginia Vale should evolve over the next 20 years. That vision includes improved urban design, safer streets, housing options that are affordable for everyone and addressing the effects of climate change. 

The planning team needs your help to develop strategies to make that vision possible. Join your neighbors in the next two months to help create policies that will help meet the needs of your community. 
Save the dates: Topic-specific community workshops set for March 1 and March 10
Two virtual workshops will give community members the chance to discuss potential recommendations and alternatives for the plan.

Community members also will be able to share their thoughts on an online survey to be posted later this month and in-person events in the community in late March. Those who share their input may opt in for a chance to win $20 gift cards to Target or local restaurants.

Keep an eye on your inbox for additional information coming in the next few weeks or visit the plan webpage:  
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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 Several major redevelopment projects in the area have highlighted the need to work with the community to update outdated neighborhood plans or provide planning guidance in areas where no neighborhood plan exists.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.