Denver sets agenda to spread neighborhood plans more widely across city
Author: Ramsey Scott - August 3, 2016 - Updated: August 3, 2016
Denver has grown at what seems like an exponential rate since the Great Recession ended. And while that growth has benefited the city with new residents, new money and new construction, the resulting growth has not always been viewed as a benefit by some of Denver's residents. Skyrocketing rents, a scalding hot real estate market and minority displacing gentrification have kept pace with the recent explosion of growth in the city. But Denver hopes that as it grows, a city-wide effort to provide every area with a neighborhood plan that is up to date — or in some cases the first ever implemented — will be successful. The city’s Office of Community Planning and Development is prepping to kick off an endeavor in 2017 to make sure every area in Denver has a neighborhood plan. It is hoped the final product of this effort will not only codify what the city can do to improve the quality of life of its residents, but also implement their wishes.