Our Most Vital Connector and Important Public Space

The 16th Street Mall is Denver's Main Street serving millions of people each year. Ensuring its sustainable and successful future is a key priority for the Downtown Denver Partnership.

The 2007 Downtown Area Plan identifies the 16th Street Mall as the premier pedestrian environment in the Rocky Mountain Region, an economic engine of Downtown Denver and linchpin for RTD’s regional transit network. As one of our city’s most vital connectors and important public spaces, the Mall is visited by more than one million people per month, and an average of 50,000 people ride RTD’s Free MallRide shuttle service each weekday.

Now more than 30 years old, the Mall is in need of a clear plan for its future and the Downtown Denver Partnership and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District are leading the way to ensure its future success.

16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver

About the 16th Street Mall

For more than 30 years, the 16th Street Mall has been the most visited destination in Denver. Learn more about the Mall's rich history and its role as a vital connector and important public space as well as the significant annual investments to enhance the experience on the Mall with place making and safety and maintenance programs.

The Future of the Mall

Throughout the life cycle of the 16th Street Mall, we have embarked on a strategic and coordinated effort to inform how we steward its successful future. Equipped with an impressive collection of data and information, we are sustaining its great legacy.

Creating a Safe, Welcoming and Inclusive Environment

The Downtown Denver Partnership and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District are committed to ensuring Downtown Denver, including the 16th Street Mall, is a safe, welcoming an inclusive environment. Our comprehensive Security Action Plan and the work of the BID are supporting this work.

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Economic Engine

The 16th Street Mall is a powerful economic engine home to nearly 200 retailers and restaurants, including more than 40 sidewalk cafes, which generate nearly 40 percent of sales tax in Downtown Denver.

Experiencing the 16th Street Mall

As one of our most vibrant public spaces, the 16th Street Mall is the most popular shopping and entertainment destination for visitors to metro Denver. Explore our 16th Street Mall events.

News, Updates and Events on the 16th Street Mall

Nov 14th 2017

Center City Security Summit

The Downtown Denver Partnership and Downtown Denver BID Convene First-Ever Center City Security...