Community workshop coming up this Saturday!
East Area Plan Community Workshop
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, November 23
Johnson & Wales University
Academic Center
1900 Olive Street, Denver

Finally, after snow forced a delay, the community workshop to review updated draft plan recommendations for the East Area Plan is happening this weekend!

For those who cannot attend the rescheduled meeting, the updated recommendations and corresponding surveys are already online. Additional opportunities to weigh in and ask questions in person are in the works and will be announced soon.

Workshop Agenda
10 a.m. - Welcome and overview
10:50 a.m. - Breakout discussions
A recommendations open house, a resource fair and a general forum will be open for drop-in attendance throughout the morning.
What to know before you go . . .
More than 300 of your neighbors have RSVP'd so we expect a full house. Here are a few things to keep in mind ahead of the event:
  • Parking is available but not immediately adjacent to the building entrance, so give yourself 5-10 minutes to walk in, and come in on the south side of the building.
  • Extra staff will be on hand to accommodate the expected crowd, but please be patient and kind as you wait for answers to your questions.
  • No final decisions will be made at the meeting on any of the questions discussed -- the purpose of the workshop is to provide an overview of the updated recommendations, listen and collect community input.
  • For complete logistical details including information on available interpretation, location, parking and accessibility, visit
Lastly, THANK YOU! We know your time is precious, and we appreciate everyone who is taking the time to participate. We look forward to a constructive and respectful conversation for everyone.
Participate online

Read the workshop presentation slides to get an overview of the East Area Planning progress and see how the draft plan recommendations first released in May were updated, following community feedback.

Visit the online workshop to see the updated recommendations and comment directly on the documents and submit general feedback.
Take the survey on approaches to building heights and community benefits.
Take the survey on approaches to housing options in neighborhoods.
Questions about the plan? Get answers here!
The East Area Plan kicked off in 2017, but if you are new to the process and have general questions about what the plan is and what it means for your neighborhood, read our Frequently Asked Questions.
About the East Area Plan
The East Planning Area neighborhoods—South Park Hill, Montclair, Hale, and East Colfax—contain many great community assets, including historic parkways, the Rose Medical Center, Johnson and Wales University, and many unique, locally-owned businesses. The area is experiencing some significant changes, such as the 9th and Colorado mixed use project, as well as plans to add Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along Colfax Avenue. Two of the four neighborhoods, South Park Hill and East Colfax, have out of date plans, while Hale and Montclair have no plans at all.

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 :