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.

November 2020 Ballot Guide
At the Downtown Denver Partnership, we know that elections – no matter the size or scale – have the power to significantly impact on our city and state. And, we believe it is critically important to cast an educated vote – every time. Each election cycle, the Partnership publishes a ballot guide to help you navigate the ballot questions and issues you’ll be asked to decide on.

Each election cycle, the Downtown Denver Partnership chooses to take a position on several measures that will appear on the November ballot based on alignment with the Partnership’s mission to build an economically healthy, growing and vibrant downtown.

Read the Ballot Guide.

Rapid Street Activation, May 2020
The Downtown Denver Partnership has issued a letter to Mayor Michael B. Hancock asking him and his administration to consider rapid activation of commercial streets. The proposal is an innovative approach to bringing vibrancy back to our city’s small businesses and neighborhoods while prioritizing the healthy and safety of our citizens.

The Partnership’s proposal suggests creating an accelerated process that allows business districts and property owners and managers to apply for the removal of private vehicle through-traffic access and parking-freeing the space for greater use by a greater number of Denverites in key downtown and neighborhood commercial districts. The letter proposes initial implementation on specified spans of  streets like Glenarm Place and Larimer Street downtown; Tennyson Street in Berkeley; and Pearl Street in Platt Park close between Memorial Day and October 31st as a pilot period.

Learn More  |  Read the Letter

Downtown Denver Partnership Policy News

Nov 12th 2020

Retail Council

The Retail Council pursues the goal of making Downtown Denver a metro and...

Nov 19th 2020

Public Realm Council

Chaired by Jon Gambrill of Gensler, the Public Realm council focuses on improving...

November 2020 Ballot Guide

At the Downtown Denver Partnership, we know that elections – no matter the size or scale – have the power to significantly impact on our city and state. And, we believe it is critically important to cast an educated vote – every time. Each election cycle, the Partnership publishes a ballot guide to help you navigate the ballot questions and issues you’ll be asked to decide on.

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Previous Policy Advocacy Successes

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. The Downtown Denver Partnership has successfully advocated for these and other important policies and initiatives.