Call To Action
The draft Near Southeast Area Plan is ready for your review!
Near Southeast neighbors and partners.
As a team, we are grateful for everyone who has taken the time to contribute their voices and ideas to this planning process. From the steering committee members, to local small business owners, residents and students at George Washington High School, hundreds of people across all Near Southeast neighborhoods have weighed in. Thanks to our joint efforts, this week we are excited to release the public review 2nd draft of the Near Southeast Area Plan.
In-person workshop: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, December 6, Cook Park Rec Cente
Virtual workshop: 6-7:30 p.m., What to look for in the draft plan
The draft plan will offer detailed recommendations on your priorities based on what we have heard over the course of the last year and a half. The following are the plan's overarching goals:
Modernize centers and corridors in terms of land use, design, and mobility
Balance housing affordability, options, and preservation in neighborhoods
Improve sustainability through mobility, infrastructure, and greenery
Where to go to see more and comment:
About the Near Southeast Area Plan
The Near Southeast Planning Area is made up of the neighborhoods of Washington Virginia Vale, Virginia Village, Indian Creek, Goldsmith and the area of University Hills north of Yale Avenue. It includes a variety of housing types, significant commercial corridors including Colorado Boulevard and Leetsdale Drive, and amenities like sections of the Cherry Creek Greenway and the Highline Canal. Several major redevelopment projects in the area have highlighted the need to work with the community to update outdated neighborhood plans or provide planning guidance in areas where no neighborhood plan exists. As part of the Neighborhood Planning Initiative, this project provides an opportunity to create a long-term vision for these neighborhoods that furthers citywide goals and priorities while addressing local neighborhood needs.
By Gita Michulka, Contributing Writer | Image: This CommUNITY mural by Shane Pilster inspired the Murals on a Mission: New Kensington project.
Please help us get a mural in UHills North. We are seeking suggestions for a mural in either 1 of 2 places or both (see below) and will need input from the residents of our neighborhood. Please go to the survey link provided here and get more information before sharing your thoughts. Thank you
Century Link building on Evans at Ash
Bring awareness to Multi-mobility use across from a major transportation hub
NE corner of Warren and Dexter
Traffic Calming mural where a 360 unit apartment building is joining a quiet neighborhood street