1st Public Meeting for Federal Blvd Planning

The Federal Boulevard Corridor Wide Study (Study) is officially underway. The first public FullSizeRendermeeting was held April 27 at Lincoln High School. Nearly 100 people were in attendance. The consultant team hired to study and manage the process presented “existing conditions” findings for the Boulevard. Feedback was sought during the meeting from those in attendance to the findings. One of the main questions framed during the meeting – “how would you envision Federal 20 years out” drew plenty of responses. Other issues such as creating safer pedestrian crossings, proving better landscaping, reducing vehicular and pedestrians conflicts and removing the Federal/Colfax cloverleaf were also discussed. There continues to be an online survey you can take.

The study examines multiple forms of transportation. Elements of the Study will consider economic and aesthetic concerns helping to identify and prioritize opportunities that make Federal a better place to walk, drive, bike, shop, work, live, and recreate. The final output of the year long effort will be an implementation plan for the future of Federal, which will go to Denver City Council for adoption.

The Federal Boulevard Partnership has longed lobbied for the Study. Crucial issues have festered for years such as better configuring the archaic cloverleaf at W Colfax and examining the economic future of Federal along Mile High Stadium. Many other issues are important to examine including pedestrian safety along the Boulevard and at crucial intersection crossings, trail and open space intersections and economic and business development opportunities.

Denver Public Works is the project manager for the Study, leading a multidisciplinary city agency and consultant team with a Stakeholder Task Force providing key input and feedback on strategies, critical issues, findings and implementation recommendations. Several Task Force meeting are scheduled in June.

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