Since 1990, Downtown and the Central Platte Valley have witnessed over $6 billion in investment, including over $2 billion in public investment. Of this, 39% was spent on entertainment venues and attractions, 15% on transportation, 18% on housing, 13% on office, 14% on tourism or retail investment and 1% on parks.
The Downtown Denver Partnership and Denver Civic Ventures worked in partnership with the City and County of Denver to produce the 2007 Denver Downtown Area Plan. The Plan reflects the community vision for a livable, healthy, economically vibrant and exciting Downtown.
The Denver City Council adopted the 2007 Downtown Area Plan in July 2007. A committee of stakeholders and civic leaders, called the 2027 Committee, is actively overseeing the plan's implementation.
Click here to go to the Downtown Area Plan web page. Here you will find a plan overview and information on its implementation, including updates on various work groups that are targeting specific projects.
Since its public opening in 1982 , the 16th Street Mall has met and exceeded all of the objectives of its original grand vision. While the Mall's successes are evident and celebrated, it faces several infrastructure and operational challenges.
In light of this, a 25 member steering committee is now guiding a long-term planning process, the 16th Street Plan, so that this critical landmark remains vibrant, sustainable and successful well into the future.
Click here for updates and more information on the 16th Street Plan.
By the end of 2009, investment in new development on 14th Street will total more than $1.67 billion. The Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP) and the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District (BID) believe that these investments present a great opportunity to transform 14th Street into a major Downtown destination, linking LoDo, Larimer Square, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, and the Colorado Convention Center with the Civic Center Complex and the Denver Art Museum. Read more about the 14th Street Initiative.
The Denver Theatre District (DTD) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization associated with the Downtown Denver Partnership. Designed to enhance Denver through public art investment and city and regional promotions, the DTD will operate an an entertainment destination. Local, regional and national companies will support and promote the district through lively events, cultural promotions and enhanced lighting and signage.
The DTD extends from the 16th Street Mall and Arapahoe Street to Speer Boulevard; Speer Boulevard to Welton Street; Welton Street to 14th Street; 14th Street to Champa Street; Champa Street to the 16th Street Mall. Click here for a map of the district.
For more information, click here to see a video on the Denver Theatre District. Note that this is a 10.5+ MB file and may take a few minutes to load before starting.
DTD will be managed by a Board comprised of representatives from: the City and County of Denver Department of Cultural Affairs or Office of Economic Development, Threatres and Arenas, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the Downtown Denver Partnership, the Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau and private land owners in the rezoned area.
Click on the following newspaper articles to learn more about the Theatre District:
Denver 'Theatre District' designated
Denver to get its own 'Times Square'
Theatre district a gleam in city's eye
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DENVER THEATRE DISTRICT, PLEASE CONTACT DAVID EHRLICH AT DEHRLICH1156@GMAIL.COM OR (303) 709.9089.
Downtown Denver is an exciting place to be these days, with residential, hotel, commercial and mixed-use development occurring everywhere you turn. We provide several spreadsheets that can help you to keep up with all downtown development. For all spreadsheets and a graphs of historical housing production, go to Research. To find out more about living Downtown,we invite you to visit www.LiveDowntownDenver.com.(please note: several of these are large pdf files)
Auraria Higher Education Center Master Plan Presentation