Ever considered the future of the Central Platte Valley-Auraria District? Ever heard of the Central Platte Valley-Auraria District?
This area of land—encompassed by I-25, Speer Boulevard and Auraria Parkway—was identified as such by the 2007 Downtown Area Plan. The plan guides development in the downtown area and was conducted under the joint leadership of the City and County of Denver and the Downtown Denver Partnership, with the input of more than 2,000 community participants over a 15-month period. The “Central Platte Valley-Auraria District” was included but not detailed in the 2007 Downtown Area Plan. Much of the land is surface parking lots serving cultural and entertainment venues, including the Pepsi Center, Elitch Gardens, the Downtown Aquarium and the Children’s Museum.
A key recommendation of the 2007 plan was to attract more housing, mixed-use and pedestrian-friendly development to this area, and city planners want Denver residents and stakeholders, particularly downtown residents, to provide input into the future of this area and create more detailed guidance for future development.
The first public meeting for this plan amendment will take place at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 13 in the Tivoli Student Union (Baerresen Ballroom) on the Auraria Campus. We invite you to attend and give your input into the future of this key area of Downtown Denver. Details are available on the attached flier and on the plan webpage. Please help us get the word out by forwarding this email and posting the flier to your social networks.
If you have questions or comments, contact Senior City Planner Lilly Djaniants (Liliya.Djaniants@denvergov.org)