About the Project
The primary purpose of the New Denver Downtown Revitalization Plan (NDDRP) is to provide a vision and roadmap for future land use and urban design in Downtown New Denver. The NDDRP will include objectives, policies, guidelines, conceptual designs, and implementation priorities to guide the Village and community in future decision-making and investment. Downtown Revitalization Plans typically include topic areas such as Land Use, Transportation, Parks and Open Space, Sustainability (e.g., climate action, stormwater management, etc.), Urban Design, and Placemaking.
The NDDRP is informed by a number of Village documents such as the Official Community Plan (OCP), Zoning Bylaw, Active Transportation Network Plan, and Council’s Strategic Priorities.
The New Denver Downtown Revitalization Plan (NDDRP) process involves three primary phases
- Startup and Background Analysis
- Community Consultation
- Plan Development
The Project is anticipated to take place between August and December 2023. Key activities for the project and opportunities to participate are outlined below.
Please be sure to come back to this website along the way for updated links, and more.
August – Project Team
Technical analysis of existing conditions to identify challenges and opportunities and outline a policy framework to inform the project. Outcomes will inform the content of the Ideas Fair and online discussions.
August/September – Public
An interactive consultation event – along with a corresponding public survey – to harvest public feedback and generate high-level ideas and early directions for the future of Downtown New Denver.
September / October – Internal & External Stakeholders
Targeted interviews will then be used to fill any information gaps. From there, a set of key elements and scenarios will be developed into Early Directions.
September / October – Public
Pop-up events around Downtown, along with online discussions, will extend the reach of the Ideas Fair to the wider community.
October / November – Staff/Stakeholders
Based on the Background Analysis and Round 1 of Community Engagement, the Project Team will develop draft Goals, Principles, and Early Directions for the Downtown Revitalization Plan. The Early Directions are developed in order to receive further feedback from staff and key stakeholders.
December / January – public
The draft Downtown Revitalization Plan will be presented for public comment at a digital Open House and corresponding online engagement. A final draft will then be iteratively refined with staff.
January 2024- Public
The final Downtown Revitalization Plan will be presented to the Council at a public meeting.
Attend an Open House on Wednesday, November 15th (5 – 8 PM) to review and provide feedback on Early Directions, before the draft Downtown Revitalization Plan is developed.
A copy of the Early Directions boards that will be made available at the November 15 Open House can be found online HERE.
A copy of the ‘What We Heard’ report following early public consultation is available to review online HERE.
A short survey about Early Directions is available online (paper copies can be picked up at the Village office) after the November 15 Open House. Once you have reviewed the information above, or after attending the November 15 Open House, you are invited to fill-out the Early Directions Survey online HERE. This survey is open until 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 4, 2023.
Ideas Fair (complete)
An in person Ideas Fair was hosted at the Knox Hall on Monday, August 28th (4 – 7 PM) to share information about the project and collect input on the vision for Downtown, community needs, planning priorities, and streetscape design preferences.
Location: Knox Hall @ 521 6th Avenue
Time: August 28, 2023, 4 PM to 7 PM
Visioning and Community Needs Survey (complete)
The public was invited to complete the Visioning and Community Needs survey to provide input on the vision for Downtown, community needs, planning priorities, and streetscape design preferences. This survey closed on September 11, 2023.
Self-guided Walkshop (complete)
The public was invited to walk or roll through the Downtown with the Walkshop booklet and provide us with your thoughts on the future of Downtown.
Walkshop booklet submissions were due by September 11, 2023.
The following project resources provide relevant information for the project.
The Background Report provides a basis for community consultation and subsequent phases of the project, while also acting as a repository of information for the public, stakeholders, and staff about the current conditions in the study area.
If you have any questions about the project or would like to speak to the project team, please feel free to contact any one of us.
Community Planner, Village of New Denver
Principal, Barefoot Planning + Design