East Colfax Corridor Plan
Forecasts estimate that Denver’s population will grow by 132,000 people, and that the metro-region will grow by 800,000 people, over the next twenty years. In response to the anticipated growth, Blueprint Denver, the city’s award winning plan to integrate land use and transportation, identified Areas of Change where the city should direct growth in order to connect people to jobs, housing and the transportation system. Blueprint Denver defines an Area of Change as a place where growth and change are either desirable or underway. The plan identified East Colfax as a priority Area of Change for several reasons related to latent land development potential, access to and demand for enhanced transportation, proximity to downtown, opportunity to accommodate more housing (including affordable and lowincome units) and ability to stimulate economic development, as well as reinvestment in significant historic resources.