Making Progress Possible

With an unparalleled bias for action, we proactively advocate for transformative city planning and legislation that helps ensure Denver remains a vibrant, world-class city.

Working collaboratively with our partners, including the City and County of Denver, we advocate for policies that facilitate establishing Downtown Denver as one of the most economically powerful center cities in the country. We work to ensure that legislative and ballot issues and City policies positively impact our Members and all Downtown businesses.

Together, we make progress possible.

Diversity in Housing Type and Affordability

As our center city faces record growth and vitality, unprecedented changes and challenges are occuring in the housing market. Learn more about our work to ensure diversity in housing type and affordability by advocating for residential development, affordable housing and Downtown amenities as parts of this important equation.

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2017 Denver General Obligation Bond

Denver voters approved the 2017 GO Bond, which includes 460 projects spanning every aspect of the city, and the Downtown Denver Partnership and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District are pleased that included in the recommendations are several priorities to support achieving goals outlined in the 2007 Downtown Area Plan.

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Breathe Easy Ordinance on the 16th Street Mall

Denver City Council has approved the Breathe Easy Ordinance, which prohibits smoking on the 16th Street Mall as of Dec. 1, 2017. The ordinance, which had the full support of the Downtown Denver Partnership and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District (BID) Boards of Directors, is designed to improve the quality of life and create a healthy environment. The Partnership and BID helped craft and advocate for the approval of this ordinance which will continue to ensure that Downtown Denver is healthy and welcoming for everyone.