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Cl DENVER
THE MILE HIGH CITY
REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT
North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative
An initiative of Mayor Michael B. Hancock
April 2014


BRIGHTON BOULEVARD REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT


MICHAEL B. HANCOCK
Mayor
CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER
Office of tiif. Mayor
City and County Building
Denver, CO 80202-5390
p: 720.865.9090
denvergov.org/mayor
Dear Brighton Boulevard Stakeholders:
Denver is an optimistic and progressive city that offers a high quality of life for all. To maintain our
momentum, we must continue toward our goal to becoming a leading global city. Through a variety
of significant projects along our Corridor of Opportunity the nearly 23-mile stretch between Denver
Union Station and Denver International Airport we are well on our way to achieving that goal. In
2013,1 formed the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC) to strategically align six key
planning efforts in the Globeville, Elyria and Swansea neighborhoods. These catalytic projects will
better connect these unique and historic neighborhoods to resources and opportunities.
As part of the NDCC, the Brighton Boulevard Corridor Redevelopment is a transformational project
that provides an opportunity to create an inviting gateway to and from downtown Denver. It
encourages innovative development that mixes the new with the old, and offers a genuinely unique
experience for all. The following plan will help guide the redevelopment of this corridor moving
forward.
Through a significant public outreach effort, we received valuable recommendations for four unique
character zones that make up this gateway corridor. I am confident this plan supports a friendly
multimodal approach where pedestrians, bicyclists, and small and large vehicles can safely co-exist.
This plan also ensures that we will preserve the existing use of this corridor as a lifeline for many
businesses as we prepare for future redevelopment and uses of this corridor.
I would like to thank Councilwoman Judy Montero for her tireless effort to encourage creative
thinking and visioning for the future of North Denver. In addition, residents and land and business
owners along this corridor have been instrumental in our planning process. Your involvement is
appreciated.
This is a bold vision for Brighton Boulevard. As we continue to move forward, we are committed to
leveraging all projects to create significant benefits for not only these neighborhoods, but for the
entire Denver Metro region.
Respectfully,
Michael B. Hancock
Mayor
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Acknowledgements
PROJECT MANAGER
Karen Coud, Denver Public Works
DENVER CITY COUNCIL
Judy Montero, District 9
MAYORS OFFICE/ NORTH DENVER CORNERSTONE COLLABORATIVE
Kelly Leid
Todd Wenskoski
Erika Martinez
PUBLIC WORKS
John Yu
Michael Finochio
Trung Vo
Crissy Fanganello
Jenn Hillhouse
Jim Geist
Raul Rodriguez
Justin Schmitz
Emily Silverman
Emily Snyder
COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Steve Gordon
Steve Nalley
DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Jim Turner
Shannon Fiaydin
Greg Savage
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Seneca Flolmes
PARKS AND RECREATION
David Marquardt
Mark Bernstein
Rob Davis
Sara Davis
Gordon Robertson
ARTS AND VENUES
Lisa Gedguadas
Tad Bowman
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS



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Table of Contents
Executive Summary.........................................................1
Introduction..............................................................5
Project Process and Design Development...................................15
Recommendation/lmplementation............................................39
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Policy and Planning Current Projects = Brighton Boulevard Corridor
Brighton Boulevard Corridor
As part of the efforts to improve Brighton Boulevard as a gateway to our city, the City of Denver completed the
first phase of the parking/access study for Brighton Boulevard The initial phase of the project involved survey
work for a detailed mapping and right-of-way study, a detailed updated traffic analysis, and data collection
documenting current and planned development
The second phase has begun More study details as well as the public meeting schedule will be provided soon
The project limits are along Brighton Boulevard from 29th Street to City limits on the north side of 1-70 It is
anticipated that there will be no impacts to pedestrian or vehicular traffic along the corridor during this study
The Brighton Boulevard Redevelopment Project will set the vision fm pumic mulLi r.:cHi riqht-of-way
improvements to the Brighton Boulevard Corridor, he'pi.iy establish it as a gateway to Denver
Additional information about the BrioKan Boulevard Redevelopment Project
FAQs
Has the stud', oegun, and when will it end? What will the outcome of this work be and when win it be done?
Why is vtudy only from 29th Street to City limits?
W'.en will Brighton Boulevard be reconstructed?
Feedback
Project Contact:
Karen Good
Karen.Good@denvergov org
720-865-3162
In the News
Read about Brighton Blvd Corridor in
Denver's YourHub
Project Materials
Project Announcements
Handouts
Nov. 2013 Public Workshop
Sept 2013 Public Mtg
Previous Documents
Previous Studies
All figures can also be found at:
http://www.denvergov.org/infrastructure/PolicyandPlanning/CurrentProjects/
BrightonBoulevardCorridor/tabid/443430/Default.aspx
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Executive Summary
INTRODUCTION
The vision for Brighton Boulevard is to create an
engaging, connected, multimodal corridor. Brighton
Boulevard serves as an entry to downtown from
Denver International Airport (DIA) and 1-70, provides
access to the National Western Stock Show Complex
and is the spine of the River North neighborhood.
Implementing this vision will build upon this corridor's
identity and further catalyze redevelopment and
reinvestment in the area. The Brighton Boulevard
Redevelopment Project is Phase 2 of a planning
process being completed by the City of Denver to
develop an ultimate vision for the corridor, in keeping
with the City's desire to facilitate safe, multimodal
connectivity in the area. The process engaged the
community through both public and one-on-one
meetings so that decisions could be made relative to
the final cross sections for Brighton Boulevard from
29th St. to the Denver city limits at York St.
PROJECT PROCESS
Working with the City's project management
team(PMT); consisting of representatives from Public
Works, Development Services, Community Planning
and Development, Parks and Recreation, Economic
Development and the Mayor's Office; the project
team examined past studies, explored the corridor's
opportunities and constraints and documented
potential trade-offs that exist when implementing
desired elements in a constricted environment.
Throughout several months of one-on-one meetings
with stakeholders and two interactive public meetings,
several reoccurring themes were documented
that help shape the plan's goais and informed the
development of the recommended cross sections.
The themes that emerged in public meetings and one-
on-one meetings with stakeholders were:
SAFETY
The public felt that safety and security, particularly in
the case of how bikes and pedestrians interface with
truck and vehicular traffic, was a critical element of
the cross section design. The importance of buffer
zones and need for sufficient separations between
modes were cited by the public. Also noted was that
the corridor will continue to serve a diverse group
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of users with different mobility needs including
increasing bike/pedestrian users, continued truck/
delivery and bus traffic, mixed-use redevelopment and
maintaining private-property access. It is vital that the
designs ensure safety for all users both today and in
the future. Proper lighting and effective signage were
identified as measures to increase visibility and inform
the public on proper use of the improvements.
DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN
BICYCLISTS AND PEDESTRIANS
The community identified a need to allow ample
and clearly dedicated spaces for both bicyclists and
pedestrians. Protected bike lanes with an emphasis
on ensuring visibility and predictability of cyclists,
specifically at intersections and driveways, were
highlighted by the bike community. Shared facilities,
such as a multiuse pathway, were not favored.
A SUSTAINABLE STREETSCAPE
Stakeholders identified their support for the
project's approach to include sustainable measures
focused on incorporating water quality treatment
in the design and reducing the heat impact of the
urban environment through the
installation of landscaped areas
and street trees.
AN ARTS DISTRICT
IDENTITY
Brighton Boulevard is a gateway
to Downtown, a link to the
National Western Center and
part of the RiNo Arts District. As
a key connection the importance
of providing opportunities for art
and creative elements along the
corridor was noted. It was deemed
essential to ensure that the design
emphasizes Brighton Boulevard's
sense of place and reflects the
unique aspects of the River
North neighborhood such as the
industrial character of the existing
commerce and the South Platte
River to the West.
SUPPORT FOR PHASED
IMPLEMENTATION
Improvements, even small ones, that could be
implemented in the next few years were cited as
having the potential to provide real value to the
community and may create stimulus to accelerate
additional improvements. Many stakeholders were
highly supportive of a phased approach to the
ultimate vision that allows block-by-block, property-
by-property or character area-by-character area
improvements to be installed as opposed to an all or
nothing implementation for the entire corridor.
PROJECT VISION
Building upon past studies, understanding the
existing conditions and utilizing the input received
from stakeholder interviews and feedback at public
meetings, the project team concluded that ultimate
vision cross section should:
Include all modes of travel and allow for the
implementation of a corridor defining amenity zone
that includes landscape elements/tree lawn and
opportunity for art.
Include a phase 1 implementation strategy that fits
within the existing right-of-way that would allow for
near term improvements.
Include an ultimate vision that allows for
redevelopment to implement the final vision for the
corridor.
RECOMMENDATIONS
The recommendations from this study will enable the
City to clearly communicate to developers, partner
agencies, and the public about the
required cross section elements for
Brighton Boulevard. Key that will
guide the City toward the ultimate
vision:
The four Character Areas
defined in this study (Main
Street; Education, Industry
and Development; National
Western Center; and Northern
Neighborhood) are based on
current zoning and land use.
The need and location of certain
streetscape elements was based
on the projected redevelopment
and/or continued existence of
adjacent uses. Should land uses
or priorities change prior to the
ultimate vision being implemented,
the recommendations should
be adapted to meet the new
conditions.
Brighton Boulevard is one of several significant
concurrent projects that will transform the area
including 1-70, the North Metro Rail Line, and the
National Western Center. As these projects are
realized, market conditions may accelerate additional
redevelopment beyond what was documented or
envisioned in this study.
The recommendations include both a near term
(Phase 1) vision that occurs in the existing right-
of-way and ultimate vision build-out that includes
This marks a tremendous
step forward for this
important part of Denver.
Clarifying these key elements
of the future Brighton
Boulevard gives developers
the detail they need to start
immediately making changes
while also positioning the City
to maintain our momentum
to advance the design and
begin implementation.
Kelly Leid, project manager for
Mayor Hancocks North Denver
Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC)
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improvements outside the existing right-of-way. Both
include safe and sufficiently sized facilities for all
modes of travel as well as an amenity zone to support
the creation of Brighton Boulevard's gateway identity.
As redevelopment occurs along the corridor,
implementation of the ultimate vision may be possible
with improvements made by the parcel's developers
coordinated with the City.
Along existing properties that intend to remain
in place or are repurposed, the opportunity to
implement the ultimate vision could be constrained
depending on the lot configuration and building set
back. However, with the phased project approach
setting a consistent curb line and location for the
amenity zone, these properties will still allow for
multimodal connectivity.
IMPLEMENTATION
The recommendations in this plan call for Brighton
Boulevard to be designed to suit four distinct
Character Areas with both a near term solution and an
ultimate vision. With vision in place the City along with
stakeholders in the corridor can collaboratively move
forward implementing block-by-block or property
by- property improvements. City earmarked funds
alone can incrementally progress the final design as
redevelopment takes place while leveraging funds
from concurrent projects that can accelerate shared
improvements. The feedback received from the public
preferred this approach versus waiting for a large
scale, corridor-wide implementation.
Given the current development interest in the
Brighton Boulevard corridor particularly between
29th-35th St. the opportunity exists to implement
much of the ultimate vision on one or both sides
of the street instead of a phased approach. As the
design progresses consideration should be given to
how to transition between the newly constructed
improvements and the surrounding context.
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Introduction
CONTEXT AND PROJECT HiSTORY
For years, Brighton Boulevard has been a short cut
or back door into downtown Denver. Historically
home to many long standing industrial businesses,
the boulevard is experiencing an exciting mix of new
development and adaptive reuse to compliment the
remaining businesses. Efforts to define a vision and
footprint for right-of-way improvements have long
been a challenging endeavor. Numerous studies over
the past decade have resulted in recommended cross
sections ranging from 80 to 120 feet.
CORRIDOR OF OPPORTUNITY/
NORTH DENVER CORNERSTONE
COLLABORATIVE
The City of Denver has several major redevelopment
and infrastructure projects taking place that
provide a connection from Denver Union Station to
Denver International Airport. Named the Corridor
of Opportunity by Mayor Michael B. Hancock, the
nearly 23-mile stretch is one of the most compelling
commercial investment opportunities in the world, with
thousands of developable acres.
Vicinity map
Reconciling Brighton Boulevard's
role as a major arterial moving
increasing traffic volumes with the
growing demand for multimodal
opdons as well as a recent surge in
redevelopment efforts along the
corridor has emphasized the need for
clear direction. The ultimate vision
establishes Brighton Boulevard as
an engaging, connected, multimodal --------------
corridor meeting the needs of a wide
variety of users. As an entry to downtown from DIA
and 1-70, access to the National Western Center and a
centerpiece to the River North Neighborhood, Brighton
Boulevard's location and current redevelopment
will turn this corridor into an important gateway to
downtown.
What we build today will
create Denvers tomorrow.
Signature development
projects will strengthen our
economy, create jobs and
improve neighborhoods.
Mayor Michael B. Hancock
Within the Corridor
of Opportunity is a vibrant
community consisting of Globeville,
Elyria and Swansea neighborhoods
that have a rich history of making
fundamental contributions to the
city. Currently, there are six different
redevelopment projects in this
cornerstone that provide a unique
---------------- and historic opportunity to rebuild
a connected community and energize a gateway to
downtown Denver.
The Brighton Boulevard Redevelopment Project
is one of six concurrent projects that make up
the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative a
coordinated effort by Mayor Michael B. Hancock and
headed by Kelly Leid to ensure integrated planning
and deliberate connections among the six major
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redevelopment and infrastructure projects. These
projects provide a unique and historic opportunity
to rebuild a connected community and energize a
gateway to downtown Denver.
North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC) are
projects include:
BRIGHTON BOULEVARD
REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT
Overseeing effective public infrastructure
improvements to the boulevard the gateway to
downtown and the National Western Complex from 1-70
and continuing the momentum of reinvestment that
is beginning to emerge along this important corridor.
NATIONAL WESTERN COMPLEX
Creating, in partnership with the National Western
Stock Show (NWSS), Colorado State University, the
City and County of Denver, the Denver Museum of
Nature & Science and History Colorado a master plan
that would turn the facility into an all-year round
destination. NWSS reconfirmed their commitment to
creating a new vision for the next 100 years and its
mission to develop a strong sustainable program in
the City of Denver. The new National Western Center
(NWC) will focus on three key pillars;
Education With K-20 partnerships, this component
will focus on the well beings of humans, animals
and the environment. The NWC will be the hub for
agricultural education in the region with a state of
the art animal performance center, animal care and
world-class research.
Economic Development The NWC will be a catalyst
for sustainable economic development through job
creation, trade shows, restaurants and hotels among
other opportunities.
Tourism and Entertainment The NWC will host
a variety of events that will showcase our urban
western heritage. The tourism and entertainment
component will include the annual stock show,
rodeo, equestrian events, outdoor and recreational
exhibitions, concerts and other types of events.
A special Western Cultural Heritage Program will
also provide families and individuals with a unique
western heritage experience in an urban setting.
INTERSTATE 70 RECONSTRUCTION
The Interstate 70 corridor between 1-25 and Tower
Road is Colorado's only east-west Interstate connection
serving as an essential backbone of state and regional
commerce, moving residents and tourist between the
airport, downtown Denver, and the communities and
resorts to the west. The viaduct (the elevated portion
of 1-70 on a bridge) was constructed in the early 1960s,
has reached the point where it must be reconstructed
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to safely convey the traveling public and freight that
keeps the Colorado economy moving.
For the first time in ten years of extensive study, which
includes reviewing over 200 options, the Colorado
Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently
recommended a preliminary "preferred alternative"
for the 1-70 East Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
The Partial Cover Lowered (PCL) option on the Exisiting
Alignment would remove the elevated section of 1-70,
lower the highway below grade, cover the highway by
Swansea Elementary School and reconnect the Elyria
and Swansea neighborhoods. This alternative was
developed over many years of work with the community
and has broad public support, including from elected
officials. In April 2013, the project team held public
meetings attended by more than 400 people, during
which the community urged CDOT to move forward with
this alternative.
The city is collaborating with the Colorado Department
of Transportation and area stakeholders to ensure
smart improvements to 1-70 between 1-25 and Tower
Road that help reconnect Denver neighborhoods.
RIVER NORTH
A vibrant community with residential and mixed-
use land makes up the River North project. The
current planning team is looking for creative ways
to reconnect this energetic community to the rest of
the city. Enriching the use of the South Platte River
is one component of the project that can increase
the residential and mixed-use component of River
North. Home to an evolving RiNo Arts District, newly
constructed residential units, restaurants, bars,
breweries and office spaces, River North's evolution
is expected to continue over the next twenty years
through transit oriented development near 38th St.
and Blake St., as well as mixed-use development.
GLOBEVILLE, ELYRIA AND SWANSEA
NEIGHBORHOOD PLANS
A new planning process for Globeville began in June
2012 and for Elyria and Swansea in January 2013. These
planning processes involve looking comprehensively
at a vision for the future of these neighborhoods. The
neighborhood plans will ultimately be adopted by the
Denver City Council and will serve as official policy for
future decision making on both land use, urban design
and infrastructure and will identify key partnerships
that will aid in realizing the vision contained within
the official plans. The NDCC's role is ensuring that the
Elyria, Swansea and Globeville neighborhood plans are
aligned with each other and with the myriad projects
happening in and around these historic neighborhoods.
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RTD STATION DEVELOPMENT
Elyria, Swansea, and Globeville are in a unique location
that will be home to several rail stations via the East,
North Metro and Gold Rail Lines. The rail lines will not
only enhance the community's connection to other
parts of the city but it will transport Denverites and
tourists to and from Denver Union Station, Denver
International Airport, National Western Center and
Arvada with connecting transportation options at
Denver Union Station. NDCC is working with the
Regional Transportation District and city agencies to
coordinate the planning and implementation of new
stations that will serve the area and connect downtown
to the airport, including:
EAST RAIL LINE 38TH ST/ BLAKE ST STATION
The East Rail line is a 22.8-mile electric commuter
rail transit line that runs between Denver Union
Station and Denver International Airport. The
rail line will connect these two very important
areas while serving adjacent employment centers,
neighborhoods and development areas.
GOLD RAIL LINE/41ST ST STATION
The Gold Rail Line is an 11.2-mile electric commuter
rail transit corridor that connects downtown Denver
to Wheat Ridge, passing through northwest Denver,
Adams County and Arvada. With seven stations,
Globeville's station will be located at 41st Ave and
Fox St. The Gold Rail Line is in full construction and
is scheduled to open to the public in 2016.
NORTH METRO LINE/NATIONAL WESTERN
COMPLEX STATION
The North Metro Rail Line is an 18.5-mile long
commuter rail line that will run from Denver Union
Station through Commerce City, Thornton and
Northglenn to Highway 7 in North Adams County.
Its first stop will be located at the National Western
Center then moving north.
EXISTING CONDITIONS
Today Brighton Boulevard finds itself at the center
of the rapidly changing re-use, redevelopment and
urban infill trend taking place north of downtown.
It is envisioned that Brighton Boulevard remain
an important arterial vehicular connector serving
industrial users between downtown, 1-70, and the
National Western Center. However, there is very little
infrastructure in place to provide a comfortable, safe
and defined network for multimodal users to access
the rapidly increasing number of destinations along
the corridor.
RIGHT-OF-WAY
The existing right-of-way along the corridor is
generally 80 feet with sections north of 1-70 as
narrow as 58 feet. Where no curb and gutter exist
the shoulder often serves as parking for the adjacent
properties and buildings. For several of the buildings,
loading docks are located directly on the right-of-way
line, and the shoulder within the right-of-way is used
for loading/unloading zones.
Parked Vehicles encroach into the right-of-way
DRAINAGE
Curb and gutter exist sporadically at intersections or
along newer developments. The topography along
the corridor is very flat and standing water after even
minor events is not uncommon. Without a curb and
gutter, the drainage sheet-flows to area inlets placed
along the corridor and outflows directly to the South
Platte River to the north.
A popular route for taxis. Brighton Blvd is a gateway
to downtown from the airport
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Standing water is common after a storm event
ROADWAY SECTION
The current pavement section for Brighton Boulevard
south of 1-70 is approximately 48 feet, with four
12-foot lanes or larger. Sidewalk and curb and gutter
are limited in the corridor. Scattered locations where
it has been constructed are the north and south edges
of the corridor (near 44th St. and 29th St.) and in front
of newer developments such as the Block 32 at RiNo
Apartments (3200 Brighton Blvd.). North of 1-70 the
road section varies between 2 and 4 lanes with and
without curb, gutter, sidewalk and on-street parking.
Width varies from 68 feet at 46th Ave. to the 36 feet
shoulder to shoulder section from Race St. to York St.
Often no definition exists between travel lanes to
building frontage
DRIVEWAYS
The majority of the existing driveway configurations
along Brighton Boulevard do not delineate access
but instead allow open access that covers the entire
property width and multiple buildings. Many of the
existing properties; due to building configuration,
loading docks and parking, often encourage vehicles to
encroach into the shoulder within the existing right-of-
way.
Vehicles park along building fronts within the
right-of-way
BUS STOPS
There are sixteen bus stops along Brighton Boulevard
serviced by Routes 47X and 48. Route 12 crosses
Brighton Boulevard at 38th St. and has stops on
both sides of the intersection. Most of the existing
bus stops are below standard. Newer bus stops such
as 31st St. include enhancements such as curb and
gutter, separation from the road (wide sidewalk),
updated streetscaping, a bench, and good visibility for
other motorists to see a bus pulling over. Most bus
stops are not ADA-accessible and safety and visibility
are a concern. There are no curb ramps, benches, or
shelters at most of the stops along Brighton.
No sidewalk or shelter exists at this heavily used bus stop
at 38th St. across from the PepsiCo facility
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SIDEWALKS
Pedestrian access is very limited along Brighton
Boulevard. Sidewalks exist only in newer developed
portions of the Brighton Corridor, specifically south
of 31st St. and along the older section developed just
north of 1-70. A majority of the corridor has no sidewalk
and pedestrians are forced to walk in the shoulder and
in many cases around automobiles parked in front of
businesses.
Sidewalks exists at new construction.
Bike and Pedestrian acces is poor along Brighton
Boulevard
BICYCLE FACILITIES
There are no bicycle facilities within the right-of-way,
Bicycle commuters face many of the same obstacles
pedestrians encounter with parked or encroaching
vehicles and poorly drained undefined street edges
in addition to sharing the roadway with a significant
amount of truck traffic.
No clear designated bike facilities exist along Brighton
Boulevard
STREETSCAPE
Most of the Brighton Corridor has no streetscape. The
edges of Brighton Boulevard act as parking for local
businesses and pedestrian queuing areas for those
waiting for the bus. The material along the sides of
Brighton includes dirt, gravel, and asphalt.
Curb and gutter exists only at the corner at 31 St.
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FIGURE 1
Brighton Corridor Recommended Projects From Previous Planning Efforts
Land Use
LI- Relocate Park-and-Ride to 36th St and Wazee St (5,6)
L2- Orient opening day commuter rail platform to 36th St
instead of 39th St (5,6)
L3- 38th St and Blake St station (Existing)
L4- Evaluate a station along 36th St between Walnut St and
Blake St (5,6)
Bl- Bike/ ped bridge over RR tracks (1,3,5,6)
B2- Ped bridge over RR, at 31 st St or 33rd St (5,6)
B3- Ped plaza bridge at 36th St over S Platte; relocated from
38th St proposal (1,3,5,6,7)
B4- Bike/ped bridge over RR (1,3,5,6)
B5- If Park-and-Ride does not get moved, build ped bridge
over 38th St (5,6)
B6- Reconstruct the Blake St bridge (5,6)
Intersections
11- Gateway treatment at 29th St and Brighton Blvd and new signal (3)
12- Gateway treatment at 31st St and Brighton Blvd (3)
13- Arkins Ct and 31 st St signlization (7)
14- Brighton Blvd and 36th St additional signal for ped connectivity 5,6)
15- 36th St and Blake St intersection improvements, ped focus (3,5,6)
16- Brighton Blvd and 38th St intersection improvements (3)
17- Reconfigure 38th St/Walnut St/Marion St intersection (5,6,7)
18- Cul-du-sac Marion St, making 38th St Tonto Walnut St (5,6)
19- Pedestrian treatment for 40th St and Blake St (5,6)
II0- Pedestrian treatment for 40th St and Walnut St (5,6)
II 1-Traffic signal atWalnut St, 40th Ave and Franklin St (5,6)
Non-Motorized
N1- Sidewalkon both sides of 31 st St (5,6)
N2- Bike/ped connection on 31 st St from S. Platte River to bridge (3)
N3- Shared use sidewalk on 31 st St between the RR and Larimer St (1)
N4- Sidewalkon both sides of Delgany St (5,6)
N5- Bike/ped connection to green way, bridge over S. Platte (B3) (3,5,6)
N6- Further study on 36th St between Arkins Ct and Larimer St (1)
N7- Sidewalk on both sides of Arkins Ct (5,6)N8- Ped path on Wazee St between
36th and 38th St, if pnr does not move (5,6)
N9- Sidewalk on both sides of 38th St (5,6)
N10- Further study on 38th St between Arkins Ct and Walnut St (1)
Nil- Sidewalks on Blake St and Walnut St between 38th and 40th St (5,6)
N12- Further study on Blake St between 36th St and 40th St (1)
N13- Sidewalk on both sides of 40th St (5,6)
N14- Bike lane on 40th St between Blake St and Williams St (1,5,6)
N15- Sidewalk on both sides of 40th Ave (5,6)
N16- Bike lane on Blake St and sharrows on 40th Ave (1)
N17- Transition on Marion St between Walnut St and Larimer St (1)
N18- Bike lane on Arkins Ct from 38th St to 46th Ave (8)
N19- Sidewalk, streetscape and ped crossing on Baldwin Ct, 46th to 48th Ave (8)
N20- Bike lane on Brighton Blvd between 47th Aveand Race St (1)
N21- Sidewalk, streetscape and ped crossing on Brighton, Race Ct to 46th Ave (8)
N22- Sidewalk, stretscape, ped crossing and sharrows on 48th Ave (8)
Multi-Modal
Ml-Traffic calming on Blake St (5,6)
M2- Traffic calming on Larimer St (5,6)
M3- Convert Downing St to two-way (5,6)
M4- Reconstruct the 38th St Underpass (3,5,6,7)
MS- Brighton Boulevard improvements (3,4, S, 6,7)
M6- Extend Baldwin Ct and 48th Ave to Brighton Blvd (8)
Vehicular
VI- Convert Blake St to two-way (5,6)
V2- Convert Walnut St to two-way (5,6)
V3- Extend Wynkoop St; add new 33rd and 34th Streets (5,6)
V4- Realign Arkins Ct awayfrom S Platte (2,3)
V5- New 37th St between Wazee St and the S Platte (5,6)
V6- Convert Marion St to two-way (5,6)
V7- New 39th St between Blake St and Larimer St (5,6)
V8- New Marion St between 39th St and 40th St (5,6)
V9- New streets at 41st St, 42nd St and 43rd St connecting
Wynkoop St to Brighton Blvd (5,6)
Sources:
1. Denver Moves
2. Arkins Court Re-Alignment Analysis
3. The River North Plan
4. Brighton Corridor Design Guidelines
5.38th and Blake Station Area Plan ____________________________
6.38th and Blake Next Steps
7. Denver Strategic Transportation Plan . < ill/
, 8. NWSS Station Area Plan
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Figure 1 summarized recommended projects found in previous studies
PREVIOUS STUDIES
There are a number of planning documents published
over the past decade that inform and affect the
future planning of the Brighton corridor. These
documents range from general plans for the city,
such as Blueprint Denver, to area plans that more
specifically address the corridor, such as the Brighton
Corridor Design Guidelines. Together, these plans
form a comprehensive discussion of the corridor and
the greater role that it plays in the city to safely and
efficiently move people. The project team reviewed
these documents and presented a summary of past
recommendations in Figure 1.
BRIGHTON BOULEVARD SURVEY AND
TECHNICAL ENGINEERING (2013)
This study was the initial phase of technical design
studies along the Brighton Boulevard corridor. It
provides the City with information and tools necessary
to advance a more detailed analysis including a
parking and access study and cross section alternatives
analysis, which will ultimately assist the City in
developing a conceptual design that meets the vision
and character desired for Brighton Boulevard between
downtown and the National Western Center.
DENVER STRATEGIC
TRANSPORTATION PLAN (2008)
The Strategic Transportation Plan is a multimodal
transportation plan initiated by the Denver
Department of Public Works, with support from other
agencies and stakeholders, to understand and address
the current and future transportation needs of the
City and County of Denver. This document also served
as a unique and innovative approach to identifying
future system needs and community values, in order
to provide a method to incorporate them into future
transportation decisions and solutions.
The plan is geographically divided by travel sheds,
which are study areas defined by boundaries that
have characteristics and facilities serving similar
travel patterns. The River North Travel includes the
majority of the Brighton Corridor, from Broadway to
I-70. Recent changes to development in this area have
triggered an interest in multimodal transportation
options; thus, improvement is needed to bicycle
and pedestrian facilities and connections to the
new commuter rail stations. The plan included the
following specific recommendations:
Cole/Clayton neighborhood connections across 40th Ave.
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Transit-oriented (high density and mixed use)
development around the station
Brighton Boulevard reconstruction from 31st to 44th St.
Arkins St. and 31st St. signalization
Downing St./ Marion St,/38th St., geometric and
signal improvement
38th St. roadway widening from Blake St. to
Brighton Boulevard
Additional river crossing at 35th or 36th St.
Complete multimodal reconstruction of Brighton
Boulevard
THE RIVER NORTH PLAN (2003)
Notably the first area for which a plan was adopted
pursuant to the City's Blueprint Denver plan, the
industrially-gritty River North neighborhood is
supported by two defining physical attributes-the
South Platte River greenway and the neighborhood's
main transportation arterial, Brighton Boulevard.
The plan framework consists of two north-south
corridors and one east-west corridor connecting
three districts, four neighborhoods and downtown
Denver. The Plan calls for the creation of a dynamic
and compatible mixture of uses that serves and takes
advantage of proximity to downtown, access to 1-70,
and the proposed rapid transit station in the vicinity
of 40th Avenue and 40th Street. The Plan calls for
creating attractive vehicular and pedestrian friendly
connections within River North and to the surrounding
neighborhoods and downtown.
The focus of the River North Plan was to promote the
area, and identify appropriate locations for growth,
identify the issues and opportunities to establishing
a multimodal transportation network, and provide
direction for a regulatory environment that makes
mixed use development possible. This plan was an
effort to protect and sustain the South Platte River by
analyzing and planning the eleven-mile corridor that
goes through Denver from 20th Ave. to the northern
border of the City.
DENVER MOVES (2011)
This plan expanded the vision for non-motorized
transportation and recreation in Denver, by addressing
the connectivity of on and off-street infrastructure to
create safe and comfortable corridors that link various
land uses and parts of the city. It is a dynamic, action-
oriented plan that builds on existing plans, contains
recommended improvements, as well as a phasing
plan for implementation.
38TH AND BLAKE NEXT STEPS
TRAFFIC OPERATIONAL STUDY (2011)
The purpose of this study is to review the
recommendations carried forward in the 38th Ave.
& Blake St. Station Area Plan for engineering and
operational feasibility and, if necessary, to develop
new or revised recommendations based on this review
through previous studies, traffic modeling and public
and stakeholder involvement.
38TH AND BLAKE STATION AREA
PLAN (2009)
This plan, conducted by Denver Community Planning and
Development, is intended to guide public and private
development infrastructure investment decisions as
well as public regulation of the built environment in the
vicinity of the 38th Ave. and Blake St. Station. The plan
articulates immediate and longer-term goals, issues, and
recommendations for the future.
BRIGHTON BOULEVARD: MANAGING
TRAFFIC WHILE CREATING PLACE (2011)
This study documented the complexities of Brighton
Boulevard and explored the trade-offs associated
with better utilizing the existing 80' right-of-way
versus expanding the right-of-way to 100 or 110',
the challenges those solution present for adjacent
land and existing businesses and necessary steps to
develop this important arterial.
ARKINS COURT RE-ALIGNMENT
ENGINEERING ASSESSMENT (2011)
This plan is a follow-up on the River North Greenway
Master Plan, which recommended that "Arkins Court be
relocated or moved away from the South Platte River
wherever feasible while maintaining parallel through
streets and/or local access between 31st and 38th Aves.
in order to provide a water quality area. This study looks
at the feasibility of removing Arkins Court and developing
a parallel connection further from the river.
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INTRODUCTION
PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
During the eight months of this project, public
engagement played a vital role in shaping the
outcome. There were two public meetings held to
inform and solicit feedback regarding opportunities
and constraints within the corridor. The first meeting,
held in September 2013 and attended by over 100
people, presented the recommendations of previous
studies, land use and zoning for the area and the
existing and recommended bicycle network outlines
in Denver Moves. Network options exploring the
roles adjacent streets play along the corridor were
presented along with recommendations for further
exploration based on right-of way limitations, traffic
demand, and concurrent project conflicts. Feedback
was requested and collected regarding the creation of
four Character Areas including area extents and the
prioritization of streetscape elements.
FIGURE 2
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This information below provides a high-level look at the
comments submitted at September 19 public meeting.
104 people signed-in upon arriving at the meeting. A
'small handful of individuals didn't sign in. And some
people that signed in, did so on behalf of an individual
attending with them.
For each character area, the optional streetscape
elements have been assigned an average rating based
on the rankings of those that completed comment forms
with one being most important, 2 being next-most
important, etc. While the "Other" category ranked high
in many character areas, the majority of comments fell
into one of three or four categories: Stormwater, parks,
arts integration and detailed bike elements
Main Street Zone (29th St to 38th St.}
Base streetscape elements in this zone include:
Center Turn Lone/Striped Median Sidewalk amenity zone
Two traffic lanes each direction Sidewalk
Streetscape Element Average Rating Number of Respondents
Bike Facility 1.9 113
Sidewalk Cafe/Bullding Frontage Zone 2.1 112
Other 2.3 62
On-Street Parking 3.3 104
Raiscd/Plantod Median 3.6 103
Education, Industry & Development Zone T3S1* St. to 1-70)
Base streetscape elements in this zone include: Two traffic lanes each direction Sidewalk amenity zone Sfdewo/k
Streetscape Element Average Rating Number of Respondents
Bike Facility 1.9 107
Sidewalk Caf£/6uiiding Frontage Zone 2.7 101
Other 2.9 33
Center Turn Lane/Striped Median 3.3 97
On-Street Parking 3.6 97
Raised/Plantcd Median 3.8 96
National Western Center Zone (1-70 to Race St)
Base streetscape elements in this zone include: Two traffic lanes each direction Side walk amenity zone Sidewalk
Streetscape Element Average Rating Number of Respondents
Bike Facility 1.9 102
Sidewalk Cafe/Building Frontage Zone 2.8 98
Other 3.0 30
Center Turn Lane/Striped Median 3.2 92
On-Street Parking 3.5 91
Raised/Planted Median 3.7 90

Northern Neighborhood Zone /Race Sr. to York St.)
Base streetscape elements in this zone include: Two traffic lanes each direction Sidewalk amenity zone Sidewalk
Streetscape Element Average Rating Number of Respondents
Bike Facility 1.9 101
Sidewalk Cafe/Building Frontage Zone 2.6 93
Other 3.2 26
On-Street Parking 3.4 88
Center Turn Lane/Striped Median 36 88
Rafsed/Planted Median 3.6 88
Figure 2 shows public meeting 1 feedback from the public survey was tabulated and used to move forward design concepts
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The second public meeting, held in November 2013,
presented sustainability strategies to be explored as
the project progresses, a path forward and funding
strategies being considered by Denver and two section
options for each Character Area. Both options included
a near term and long term implementation scenarios.
Eighty five people participated in the open house/
meeting format offering input on the pro, cons, and
trade-offs associated with the options presented.
Public meeting 2 was held at the Exdo Event Center
Denver's website served as an important source of
information for stakeholders. A project overview
and opportunities for public involvement were made
available on a project web page within the City's
website. Project maps, public meeting boards, and
comment review forms were available for each of the
two public meetings. Email updates were distributed
at key project milestones to a stakeholder database.
Concurrent with the public meetings and throughout
the project timeline the project team engaged with key
stakeholders in the area including, National Western
Stock Show, PepsiCo., CDOT and identified business
owners to provide education on the project and its goals
as well as solicit specific feedback including current and
future operational need that would assist in developing
the alternative the community would support.
All figures can also be found at:
http://www.denvergov.org/infrastructure/
PolicyandPlanning/CurrentProjects/
BrightonBoulevardCorridor/tabid/443430/Default.aspx
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Project Process/Design Development
The first step in creating a vision for of Brighton
Boulevard was to define the role it plays through the
corridor. The project team met weekly in technical
meetings to address the feedback received from the
City's project management team (FivlT) and one-
on-one interviews with stakeholders and develop
concepts that would address key issues and shape
the designs presented in the public meetings. It was
important to understand that the Brighton Boulevard
is part of a larger network that can work together to
serve all modes of travel, and all current and future
development scenarios. By studying the adjacent land
uses and current zoning, it became clear that a single
solution would not serve the interests of users along
the corridor. Network options for vehicular and bicycle
traffic were developed to help understand what long
term role adjacent streets may play in relieving the
pressure that increased traffic on Brighton creates.
Character Areas emerged as a way to subdivide the
area as the context and land use changes along the
corridor and best provide a solution that responds
to the unique needs of that area. Building upon this
knowledge of the network, the framework of the
neighborhoods, and these defined Character Areas,
the team developed a list of issues and objectives
for intersections, barriers, bottlenecks, and other
streetscape elements in disrepair or non-existent in
the corridor. While different solutions may emerge
as the character of the area changes that many areas
shared similar infrastructure deficiencies.
ISSUES
Most of Brighton Boulevard corridor has no
streetscape. Dirt, gravel and asphalt define the edge
for most of its length.
The ability of bicyclists and pedestrians to travel
safely along the corridor is severely hampered by
inadequate or non-existent facilities.
Limited curb and gutter along the corridor with
scattered locations on the north and south ends
allow access to loading docks and building entrances
but also allows parking configurations that can
encroach into the shoulder of the roadway.
Many existing driveways do not delineate access but
instead allow for the free flow of vehicular traffic in
ana cut a property's entire width.
The existing topography is very flat. Very little
roadway is defined by curb and gutter, sidewalk and
typical driveway access Stormwater sheet flows
across much of the area, including businesses, to
inlets placed along the corridor.
PLAN GOALS
To define a vision for the corridor through a roadway
section or multiple sections, the design team
developed the following plan goals:
Each section must include all modes of travel and
allow for the implementation of some corridor
defining tree lawn or amenity zone.
Each section should include a Phase 1
implementation strategy that fits within the existing
80' right-of-way.
LAND USE SUMMARY
The Land Use Summary maps show the adopted land
use visions that affect the project area, including
River North, and the Globeville, Elyria, Swansea and
Curtis Park neignberhoods. The plans included the
River North Area Plan, the 38th St. & Blake St. Station
Area Plan and the Globeville and Elyria, Swansea
neighborhood plans. As the Globeville and Elyria and
Swansea neighborhood planning process is currently
ongoing, a current land use vision is unavailable, and
was not included on the maps. Detailed planning and
design for the Brighton Boulevard corridor will need to
support the neighborhood vision as it is developed.
The adopted land use plans contain similar goals. The
highest development density, and focus on mixed-use
occurs in the transit-oriented development areas
around future rail stations. The remaining area are
envisioned as a mixed-use, with a focus on residential
closer to downtown, and more of an emphasis
on industrial closer to 1-70 and the Pepsi Bottling
Plant. However, in all cases, the overall vision is for
a mixed-use district that welcomes new residential
and commercial development, but also retains its
industrial users and character.
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The land use visions mapped represent consistent goals, but
an evolving vision for the River North area. The River North
Plan proposed mixed-use, transit oriented development
surrounding the proposed rail station at 40th Ave. However as
RTD plans evolved, the station moved to 38th St. & Blake St.
Consequently the 38th St. Station area plan concentrates on
transit-oriented development around that station, and existing
parcels at 38th St. and Brighton Boulevard.
FIGURE 3
Composite Land Use Vision
RIVER NORTH PLAN (2003) ---------------------------------------
River North projects an image of a place with its own unique identity. It has the excitement of LoDo but has
a more eclectic mixture of residents and businesses due to its much more affordable prices. It is a thriving
area that has successfully merged mixed uses with multiple modes of transportation. Brighton Boulevard is
the gateway into downtown for residents living along the east corridor and for visitors arriving at DIA.
TOD: Consider transit mixed-use or other mixed-use zone districts for other land up to half mile
from the station.
Residential Mixed Use: Rezone the residential mixed-use area to Residential Mixed-Use zon-
ing, Commercial Mixed-Use zoning or a combination of both of them. New heavy industrial
uses are discouraged in this area. Mechanisms for retaining art related uses should be pursued.
River Corridor Mixed Use: When an existing industrial use ceases operations, it should
not be replaced with another industrial use. Zoning should be put in place that assures uses
that take advantage of the proximity to the South Platte River. Both residential and commercial
mixed-use zone districts should be considered.
38TH & BLAKE. STATION AREA PLAN (2009)
The 38th & Blake station area will become a unique destination dis-
trict that provides safe and comfortable multi-modal access from the
surrounding communities to the rail station, the South Platte River,
and between adjacent neighborhoods. Future development of the
area will emphasize its industrial heritage, historic neighborhoods,
and emerging new residential and arts and entertainment districts;
provide a mix of uses where feasible and especially near the station;
ensure access and provide enhancements to the South Platte River
greenway; provide enough housing and jobs to make non-auto travel
modes those of choice; and provide living opportunities for people of
all incomes, ages and backgrounds.
LEGEND
i i TOD Mixed Use
l l Commercial Mixed-Use
l l Residential Mixed-Use
IZZI Urban Residential
ZZ Single Family Residential < >
1 1 Entertainment, Cultural, *
Exhibition
i i Industrial Mixed-Use
i i Industrial
i i Open Space o
Road Improvements (per Recommended
Projects-July 2013)
Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes,
shared sidewalks, and signed routes)
Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian
connections.
Proposed pedestrian bridge
Neighborhood Boundary
Existing Traffic Signal
Potential Traffic Signal
Figure 3 compiles the Land Use Vision as of July 2013
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ZONING SUMMARY
The Zoning Summary maps the existing zoning, created in
2010. The zoning generally follows the visions described in
the lands use plans, and includes a combination of mixed-
use (C-MX) and industrial mixed-use (l-MX) zones. The C-MX
zones are generally concentrated in the southern areas of the
Brighton Boulevard corridor, with l-MX on the northern ends,
creating a transition to heavy industrial areas.
FIGURE 4
Current Zoning
MIXED USE DISTRICTS (C-MX) ------------------------
Promote safe, active, and pedestrian-scaled, diverse areas
through the use of town house, row house, courtyard apart-
ment, apartment, and shopfront building forms that clearly
define and activate the public street edge.
Intended to enhance the convenience, ease and enjoyment
of transit, walking, shopping and public gathering within and
around the citys neighborhoods
INDUSTRIAL-MIXED USE ZONES (l-MX) -------------------------
Intended to develop in a pedestrian-oriented pattern, with buildings built
up to the street and an active ground story.
Provide a transition between mixed use areas and Industrial Districts.
The Industrial Mixed Use districts accommodate a variety of industrial,
commercial, civic and residential uses.
LIGHT INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT (l-A) -------------
Intended to be an employment area containing offices, business and
light industrial uses that are generally compatible with adjacent Resi-
dential or Mixed Use Commercial Zone Districts.
No new residential uses may be established in the l-A Zone District in
order to promote a stable employment base for the city.
Serve as a land use buffer between residential areas and more
intensive industrial areas, which may be zoned l-B General Industrial.
LEGEND
l l Main Street/ Mixed Use (MS)
l l Mixed-Use Employment (MX, M-GMX)
l l Residential Mixed-Use (RX)
Multi-Unit Residential (MU,RH,RO,TH)
I I Two-Unit Residential (TU)
ZZ Single-Unit Residential (SU)
I I Entertainment (CMP-ENT)
I I Industrian Mixed-Use (l-MX, M-IMX)
IZZI Heavy Industrial (l-B)
ZZ General Industrial (l-A)
l l Former Chapter 59 Zone (R-MU.C-MU)
l l Downtown (AS,C,GT,LD,TD)
ZZ Open Space-Conservation (OS-C)
ZZ Open Space-Public Parks (OS-A)
Open Space-Recreation (OS-B)
----- Road Improvements (per Recommended
Projects-July 2013)
Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes,
shared sidewalks, and signed routes)
< > Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian
connections.
Q Proposed pedestrian bridge
Neighborhood Boundary
£ Existing Traffic Signal
O Potential Traffic Signal
Figure 4 compiles the currrent zoning as of July 2013
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NETWORK VISION OPTIONS
Redevelopment of the River North area, and
the National Western Center will create new
transportation pressures throughout the Brighton
Boulevard corridor. The Long-Term Network Vision
Options analyze options for creating a network of
streets and transportation alternatives to distribute
these pressures throughout the area, rather than
focusing them all on Brighton Boulevard.
OPTION 1: BRIGHTON FOCUS
This option concentrates improvements on Brighton
Boulevard, with limited network connections. This will
minimize impacts to surrounding blocks, but results in
limited connectivity. This option also will concentrate
all traffic onto Brighton, which could increase
congestion and challenge the opportunity to create a
vibrant, pedestrian oriented street in the Main Street
Area.
FIGURE 5
Long-Term Network Vision Options Option 1
O BRIGHTON BLVD.
Due to lack of network connectivity Brighton Blvd. must
accommodate almost all of the vehicular traffic. In this ar-
rangement it will likely need to be expanded to include:
4 travel lanes
Left-turn lanes
Transit
Sidewalks
O ARKINS REALIGNED
Arkins Ct. is realigned at 33rd St. to allow River North Park
to connect to river. Arkins Ct. continues along Delgany St. to
38th St. In this option Arkins Ct. does not function as an ade-
quate network connection and vehicular traffic is concentrated
on Brighton Blvd.
OWYNK00P CONNECTION
Extend Wynkoop St. from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to
create local road network, and reduce volume on Brighton
Blvd.
LEGEND
LAND USE
TOD Mixed Use
I I Commercial Mixed-Use
i i Residential Mixed-Use
l l Urban Residential
I I Single Family Residential
Entertainment, Cultural,
Exhibition
Industrial Mixed-Use
li Industrial
Ii Open Space
BRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES
i i Main Street Zone
l l Education, Industry & Develop-
ment Zone
l l National Western Center Zone
i i Northern Zone
CONNECTIONS
Potential Connections
Road Improvements (per Recommended
Projects-July 2013)
4> Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes,
shared sidewalks, and signed routes)
Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian
*** Proposed Ped. Bridge
-----Neighborhood Boundary
0 Existing Traffic Signal
O Potential Traffic Signal
Option 1: Brighton Focus
Opportunities
Minimizes local impacts
Focuses re-investment on Brighton Boulevard
Challenges
Arkins Ct. realignment eliminates important alternative
vehicular route between National Western Center, 1-70 and
downtown
Limited connectivity concentrates all vehicular traffic on
Brighton Boulevard
May need to obtain portions of right-of-way for Brighton
Boulevard and Wynkoop Street extension
This Option is recommended for further study
Figure 5 depicts Network Vision Option 1 presented at public meeting 1
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COUPLET
This option proposed a one-way couplet through
the core of the Main Street Area, along Brighton
Boulevard and Wynkoop St. It was not recommended
for further study because of the difficulty in obtaining
right-of-way for Wynkoop St.
FIGURE 6
Long-Term Network Vision Options Option 2
O BRIGHTON/WYNKOOP COUPLET
A paired one-way couplet through the River North
TOD core would accommodate the traffic require-
ments within two 80' right-of-ways
OARKINS REALIGNED
Arkins Ct. is realigned at 33rd St. to allow River North Park
to connect to river. Arkins Ct. continues along Delgany
Street to 38th St.. In this option Arkins Ct. does not function
as an adequate network connection and vehicular traffic is
concentrated on Brighton Blvd.
LEGEND
LAND USE
TOD Mixed Use
I I Commercial Mixed-Use
i i Residential Mixed-Use
l l Urban Residential
I I Single Family Residential
I I Entertainment, Cultural,
Exhibition
Ii Industrial Mixed-Use
li Industrial
ii Open Space
BRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES
I i Main Street Zone
l l Education, Industry & Develop-
ment Zone
I I National Western Center Zone
l l Northern Zone
CONNECTIONS
Potential Connections
Road Improvements (per Recommended
Projects-July 2013)
Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes,
shared sidewalks, and signed routes)
Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian
Proposed Ped. Bridge
-----Neighborhood Boundary
0 Existing Traffic Signal
O Potential Traffic Signal
Option 2: Brighton/Wynkoop Couplet
Opportunities
Couplet provides flexibility to accommodate all modes
and amenities within 80 right-of-way
Challenges
Difficulty obtaining portions of right-of-way for extension
of Wynkoop St. portion of couplet
Without additional Wynkoop St. right-of-way couplet is
too short to be effective
This Option is not recommended for further study
Figure 6 depicts Network Vision Option 2 presented at public meeting 1
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OPTION 3: ARKINS CONNECTION Arkins alignment affects a significant number of
Currently Arkins St. parallels the South Platte properties in the area.
River, and creates a secondary route for the area.
Proposals for the River North Park eliminate a portion
of Arkins, breaking that connection. This option
studies the opportunity to reconnect Arkins to its
existing intersection at 38th St. This option was not
recommended for further study because the required
FIGURE 7
Long-Term Network Vision Options Option 3
OBRIGHTON BLVD.
Added network connectivity reduces traffic re-
quirements along Brighton Blvd, enabling on
street parking and better pedestrian spaces.
O WYNKOOP CONNECTION
Extend Wynkoop Street from 35th St. to 43rd
St. (approx.) to create local road network, and
reduce volume on Brighton Blvd.
ARKINS RECONNECTED
Arkins is realigned at 33rd St. to allow River North
Park to connect to river. It then curves back to its
orignial alignmentat38th St. to provide connectiv-
ity to the Coliseum and National Western Center,
and reducing pressure on Brighton Blvd.
LEGEND
LAND USE
^B TOD Mixed Use
^B Commercial Mixed-Use
l l Residential Mixed-Use
^B Urban Residential
I I Single Family Residential
^B Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition
^B Industrial Mixed-Use
l l Industrial
^B Open Space
BRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES
I i Main Street Zone
Education, Industry & Develop-
ment Zone
^B National Western Center Zone
Northern Zone
CONNECTIONS
Potential Connections
Road Improvements (per Recommended
Projects-July 2013)
Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes,
shared sidewalks, and signed routes)
<--> Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian
Proposed Ped. Bridge
----- Neighborhood Boundary
0 Existing Traffic Signal
O Potential Traffic Signal
Option 2: Brighton/Wynkoop Couplet
Opportunities
Couplet provides flexibility to accommodate all modes
and amenities within 80 right-of-way
Challenges
Difficulty obtaining portions of right-of-way for extension
of Wynkoop St. portion of couplet
Without additional Wynkoop St. right-of-way couplet is
too short to be effective
This Option is not recommended for further study
Figure 7 depicts Network Vision Option 3 presented at public meeting 1
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OPTION 4: RINGSBY CONNECTION
This option creates a secondary road network by
redirecting Arkins across the river to Ringsby Court. A
new bridge is proposed at approximately 35th St., and
traffic is reconnected to the existing Arkins St. south of
31st St., by utilizing the existing bridge.
This option was not recommended for further study
because it is too circuitous to become an effective
alternative route, reduced access for the existing Taxi
development and conflicts with a proposed pedestrian
bridge at River North Park.
FIGURE 8
Long-Term Network Vision Options Option 4
BRIGHTON BLVD.
Added network connectivity reduces traffic requirements along Brighton Blvd, enabling on-street parking and better pedestrian spaces.
RINGSBY CONNECTION
Network connectivity is created by connecting Ringsby Ct. at 31st Ave., and the end of the corridor. This will require one new bridge
WYNKOOP CONNECTION
Extend Wynkoop from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volume on Brighton Blvd.
LEGEND
LAND USE
TOD Mixed Use
I I Commercial Mixed-Use
i i Residential Mixed-Use
l l Urban Residential
I I Single Family Residential
I I Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition
l l Industrial Mixed-Use
I I Industrial
I I Open Space
BRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES
i i Main Street Zone
l l Education, Industry & Develop-
ment Zone
I I National Western Center Zone
l l Northern Zone
CONNECTIONS
Potential Connections
Road Improvements (per Recommended
Projects-July 2013)
4 Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes,
shared sidewalks, and signed routes)
4 Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian
Q Proposed Ped. Bridge
-----Neighborhood Boundary
0 Existing Traffic Signal
O Potential Traffic Signal
Option 4: Ringsby Connection
Opportunities
Improves connectivity to National Western Center & I-70
Challenges
Is too circuitous to achieve parallel connection goal
Cost for 1 vehicular bridge over S. Platte River
Reduces access for Taxi development
Conflicts with planned pedestrian bridge at River North
Park
This Option is not recommended for further study
Figure 8 represents Network Vision Option 4presented in public meeting 1
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OPTION 5: NETWORK FOCUS
In addition to Brighton Boulevard, this option proposes
investments to create two additional network options.
First, a secondary connection between 38th St. and
Park Ave. West is created by shifting the existing
Arkins connection to Ringsby Court. This is achieved by
adding two bridges, one directly south of 38th St. and
a second south of 31st St., creating a direct alternative
connection that improves access to Taxi and the RTD
Maintenance Facility, and does not conflict with the
proposed pedestrian bridge at River North Park. The
second proposal is to prioritize the expansion of the
38th St. underpass improvements to accommodate
four lanes. This would create a viable alternate route
into downtown via Downing, Larimer and Walnut
Streets. This alternative is recommended for future
long term study.
FIGURE 9
Long-Term Network Vision Options Option 5
W 1 LEGEND 1
^BRIGHTON BLVD. OWYNK00P CONNECTION LAND USE BRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES
Added network connectivity reduces traffic Extend Wynkoop St. from 35th St. to 43rd St. TOD Mixed Use i i Main Street Zone
requirements along Brighton Blvd., enabling (approx.) to create local road network, and 1 1 Commercial Mixed-Use l l Education, Industry & Develop-
on street parking and better pedestrian spaces. reduce volumes on Brighton Blvd. ^B Residential Mixed-Use ^B Urban Residential ment Zone 1 1 National Western Center Zone
^ringsby connection Network connectivity is created by connecting Ringsby Ct. at either end of the corridor. This will require two vehicular bridges ^WALNUT/ LARIMER STREETS Incorporating improvements to the 38th St. underpass allows vehicles to connect to downtown through multiple routes. 1 1 Single Family Residential ^B Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition ^B Industrial Mixed-Use 1 1 Industrial ^B Open Space Northern Zone
CONNECTIONS
Potential Connections
Road Improvements (per Recommended
Projects-July 2013)
4* Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes,
shared sidewalks, and signed routes)
Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian
o Proposed Ped. Bridge
-----Neighborhood Boundary
0 Existing Traffic Signal
O Potential Traffic Signal
Option 5: Network Focus
Opportunities
Good connectivity to National Western Center & I-70
Creates multiple parallel connections, reducing traffic on
Brighton Boulevard
Improved access and connetivity for properties west of S.
Platte River.
Can eliminate Arkins Ct. north of 35th St. and improve
riverfront
Challenges
May need to acquire right-of-way
Cost for 2 vehicular bridges over S. Platte River
Cost for 38th St. underpass improvements
This Option is recommended for further study
Figure 9 represents Network Vision Option 4presented in public meeting 1+
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BIKE CONNECTIONS
Bike connectivity is a key issue for the future
redevelopment of River North and Brighton
Boulevard. The area is currently not served by any
bike routes or bike lanes, except the South Platte
River Trail. However, connections across the railroad
tracks, to Five Points and Curtis Park neighborhoods
are underway for 35th/36th St. and envisioned in the
future in the vicinity of 31st St. (depending on final
configuration of the rail station). Two options were
studied for bike connectivity through the Brighton
Corridor:
OPTION A: ALL ON BRIGHTON
BOULEVARD
This option concentrates bike lanes on Brighton
Boulevard, creating a clear and direct bike route
through the corridor, and further activating the
street through the Main Street Area.
FIGURE 10
BIKE NETWORK A BIKES ON BRIGHTON
PROS
Clarity & Continuity for users
Enhanced level of activity along Brighton
Blvd.
Traffic calming
CONS
Reduced area for other amenities such as
sidewalk and streetscape
Bikes located on busy street with high
volume of truck traffic and bus stops
LEGEND
Main Street Zone
Education, Industry & Development Zone
National Western Center Zone
Northern Zone
> Existing Bike Route
< > Proposed Bike Route
# Existing Traffic Signal
O Proposed Traffic Signal
O Proposed Pedestrian Bridge
Figure 10 shows the pros and cons of bike facilities on Brighton Boulevard vs adjacent streets were weighed
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OPTION B: NETWORK OPTION
This option proposes distributing bike lanes
onto parallel streets on either side of Brighton
Boulevard, thereby removing some of the demands
of Brighton.
The community and consultant team clearly preferred
locating bike lanes on Brighton Boulevard (Bike
Network A), due to the clarity of this option, its ability
to create a Main St. environment, and the difficulty in
creating a clear, simple alternative.
FIGURE 11
BIKE NETWORK B BIKES ON PARALLEL STREETS
PROS
Potential for larger sidewalk and
streetscape in Brighton Blvd.
Bike traffic is directed to slower, less busy
streets
Less conflict with Bus stops and truck
traffic
CONS
Indirect access to Brighton Blvd.
Potentially unclear route through Main
Street Zone and Education, Industry &
Development Zone
LEGEND
Main Street Zone
Education, Industry & Development Zone
National Western Center Zone
Northern Zone
* Existing Bike Route
> Proposed Bike Route
# Existing Traffic Signal
O Proposed Traffic Signal
O Proposed Pedestrian Bridge
Figure 11 shows the pros and cons of bike facilities on Brighton Boulevard vs adjacent streets were weighed
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CHARACTER AREAS
The Brighton Boulevard corridor passes through several
different contexts between 29th St. and the City limit.
Based on the mapping and analysis of the existing and
proposed land uses, as described in the neighborhood
plans and zoning, as well as Denver Moves and the River
North Plan, four distinct Character Areas were created:
MAIN STREET AREA (29TH ST 38TH ST)
This is the most active redevelopment area, and the core
of the River North district. Significant redevelopment
has already occurred, or is proposed, with a focus
on mixed-use residential and commercial, as well as
industrial uses. The focus on this area is creating a vibrant
mixed-use neighborhood. Thus, the streetscape priority
is on placemaking, multimodal transportation, sidewalk
activity and pedestrian connectivity.
Main St. character includes mixed use often with
street fronting retail
EDUCATION, INDUSTRY &
DEVELOPMENT AREA (38TH ST -
44TH ST)
This area also focuses on placemaking and multimodal
transportation. However, it includes major employers
and facilities that limit future corridor expansion, and will
create different opportunities and character for the area.
Tree-lined streetscape provides character to employment
centers
Street character compatible with large employment
center while providing placemaking opportunities
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NATIONAL WESTERN CENTER AREA
(1-70 RACE ST)
This area places a priority on multimodal transportation
and placemaking, as Brighton Boulevard will become
the 'front door' to the National Western Center, a
major, year round entertainment destination.
NWC Master Plan should influence the vision for this
character area
NORTHERN AREA (RACE ST CITY
LIMIT)
This area is characterized by larger industrial and/or
distribution uses, and the historic Riverfront Cemetery
on the west. The priorities for this area are to create
a consistent, welcoming frontage into the City and for
the cemetery, and a multimodal corridor.
A welcoming tree-lined character is appropriate for the
adjacent uses
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The goal of public meeting #1 was to get feedback on the
community priorities for Brighton Boulevard in each of the
proposed Character Areas. To accomplish this, character images
and a section diagram for each Character Area were presented
to the community. The images showed the expected character
of the streetscape. The diagrams illustrated the required
elements (traffic lanes, tree lawn, and pedestrian sidewalk), and
FIGURE 12
then a series of additional streetscape elements that could be
included in the streetscape.
These included landscape medians, on-street parking, bike
facilities, and wider sidewalks to accommodate outdoor cafe
seating and/or displays. The public was asked to rank the
additional streetscape elements in order of their importance;
feedback that was integral to creating the subsequent
streetscape alternatives.
Based on the community feedback from public meeting #1,
alternative streetscape concepts were prepared for review
with the community in public meeting #2. The streetscape
concepts were based on the following principles:
They will respond to and respect the community
preferences documented in meeting #1.
The Phase 1 streetscape will fit within the current right-of-
way, and will not encroach on existing properties.
The Vision will be constructed incrementally, as parcels
redevelop.
The proposed concepts will accommodate all modes of
transportation in all phases of streetscape development.
The proposed concepts will create a continuous, consistent
level of quality, and a gateway into downtown.
Character Zones
MAIN STREET ZONE
EDUCATION, INDUSTRY & DEVELOPMENT ZONE NATIONAL WESTERN CENTER ZONE NORTHERN ZONE
Streetscape design priority on placemaking, side-walk activity, and pedestrian
connectivity. Design priorities include:
Enable a diversity of mixed-use and industrial users throughout the corridor
Celebrate the character of River North
Stimulate activity along the street
Ensure pedestrian safety and comfort
Encourage multi-modal transportation
Provide on-street parking
Promote slower speeds and an increased number of traffic signals
Implement safe pedestrian and bike connections across Brighton Blvd. on 35th
St. and/or 36th St. to transit station.
The streetscape design balances placemaking and multi-modal transportation needs. The
character of the streetscape will create a 'front door' for future industrial and educational
development. Design priorities include:
Encourage multi-modal transportation
Enable a diversity of mixed-use, educational and industrial users
Celebrate the character of River North
Ensure pedestrian safety and comfort
Limit number of traffic signals
automobile
The streetscape design places a priority on placemaking, as Brighton Boulevard will
become the front door to National Western Center and an entertainment destination.
Design priorities include:
Stimulate activity along the street
Accommodate large events
Ensure pedestrian safety and comfort
Encourage multi-modal transportation
Implement safe connections to National Western light rail station
Provide on-street parking and/or drop off zones
Enable wider sidewalks for increased pedestrian activity
Promote slower speeds and an increased number of traffic signals
The streetscape design creates a consistent, welcoming frontage for
existing industrial uses and Riverside Cemetery. Design priorities
include:
Encourage multi-modal transportation
Ensure pedestrian safety and comfort
Provide on-street parking
Limit number of traffic signals
Respect relationship with Riverside Cemetery
automobile
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MAIN STREET AREA
Two options for the Main Street area include all
modes of transportation in Phase 1, within the existing
80' right-of-way, and long term visions that expand
the streetscape to 110'. In both options the vision can
be implemented incrementally as parcels redevelop.
OPTION A: NO MEDIAN
Option 1 includes the required 4 traffic lanes, but
does not include a center median. Left turns lanes are
only included at key signalized intersections (29th St.,
31st St., 35th St. and 38th St.). Phase 1 includes
buffered bike lanes along the street, with an amenity/
street tree zone and pedestrian sidewalk behind the
curb. Parallel parking is not included in Phase 1.
The Vision maintains the curb and amenity/street
tree zone in the same location, allowing incremental
development. The streetscape area behind the curb
is expanded, and the bike facility is shifted onto the
sidewalk as a cycle track. The Phase 1 bike lane is then
re-striped and converted to on-street parking.
FIGURE 13
Main Street Zone: Option A
(29th Street to 38th Street)
VISION: EXPANDED STREETSCAPE
of the vision, and the extent of potential adjustment and/or
transitions required at intersections.
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OPTION B: MEDIAN
The Core Streetscape also includes all modes of
transportation within the current 80 foot right-of-way,
in a manner consistent with community feedback. The
key components include:
4 traffic lanes
Buffered bike lanes
A continuous streetscape amenity zone, with street
trees
A continuous 5'-6" sidewalk
The Vision expands the total streetscape width to
110 feet, and can be constructed incrementally as
adjacent parcels develop. The key components and
changes include:
Phase 1 trees and curb remain in place, creating
continuity and allowing for phased implementation.
The roadway is re-striped and a center median with
turn lanes is added. The Phase 1 bike lane converts
to a traffic lane.
The bike facility becomes a cycle track, relocated
to the sidewalk area behind the street trees and
amenity zones.
The on-street parking is added by creating pockets
within the existing amenity zone
The continuous sidewalk remains. Additional space
for cafe seating or wider sidewalks is not included
FIGURE 14
Main Street Zone: Option B
(29tti Street to 38th Street)
VISION: EXPANDED STREETSCAPE
Continuous street trees and streetscape elements create a
consistent character and attractive gateway to downtown.
On-street parking in limited zones, shared with street tree/
amenity zone
Continuous cycle track separated from traffic lanes
Expanded sidewalk/ cafe zone
SIGNALIZED INTERSECTIONS (29TH., 31 ST.,
35TH/36TH&38TH STREETS)
Transitions at intersections are not required. Center median
becomes protected turn lane at signalized intersections, cre-
ating greater consistency of streetscape through entire char-
Main Street Options Comparison ->''
Streetscape Elements Phase 1 \
Option A Option B Option A
Bike Facilities
On-street bike lane
On-street buffered bike lane
Cycle track
ftdestrian Facilities ^
Continuous sidewalk
Expanded sidewalk / cafe zone
On-street parking
Roadway
4 traffic lanes
Center turn lane
Raised center median
Roadway expands at signalized inter- sections
This diagram illustrates the vision for a typical block in the
Main Street Zone in order to illustrate a broader view of the vi-
sion, and the extent of potential adjustment and/or transitions
required at intersections.
Figure 14 shows one of two options presented for this Character Area at public meeting 2
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EDUCATION, INDUSTRY AND
DEVELOPMENT AREA
Both options for the Education, Industry and
Development (EID) Area include all modes of
transportation within the existing 80 foot right-
of-way. Due to the presence and location of
significant property owners, such as the PepsiCo,
the opportunities for long-term expansion of the
streetscape are limited, in particular on the west
side of the street. For this reason, modest expansion
is shown for the Vision. However, should the
opportunities change, in particular on the east side
of Brighton Boulevard, the Vision for Main Street,
Option A may be applicable.
OPTION A:
Option A accommodates all modes of transportation in
the existing 80 foot right-of way, including:
4-lanes of vehicular traffic
On-street buffered bike lanes
Continuous streetscape amenity zone and street
trees
A continuous 5'-6" wide sidewalk.
The Vision section is expanded on the east side of the
street only, due to the constraints on the west. All
of the Phase 1 elements remain unchanged, and an
additional 6' wide expanded sidewalk area is added on
the east streetscape, where redevelopment is more
likely.
FIGURE 15
Education, Industry & Development Area: Option A
(38th Street to 44th Street)
VISION: EXPANDED STREETSCAPE
Continuous street tree canopy and streetscape elements create
attractive and active gateway to downtown.
Core streetscape elements (bike facility, street trees, sidewalk and traffic
lanes) included within existing right-of-way.
Total streetscape width expanded to 86 to accomodate expanded
sidewalks and cafe seating areas as existing properties desire and/or
re-development occurs.
Continuous bike lane. Buses and bikes share zone at bus stops
Protected left turns not included through majority of area. Signalized
intersections at 44th St. and 38th St. will include protected left turn lanes
Education, Industry and Development Area: Options Comparison
L _i Phase 1 Vision
Option A Option B Option A Option B
Bike Facilities On-street bike lane
On-street buffered bike lane
Cycle track Pedestrian Facilities
Continuous sidewalk
Expanded sidewalk / cafe zone
On-street parking Roadway
Center turn lane
Raised center median
Roadway expands at signalized inter- sections
This diagram illustrates the vision for a typical block in the
Education, Industry and Development character area in order
to illustrate a broader view of the vision, and the extent of po-
tential adjustment and/or transitions required at intersections.
Figure 15 shows one of two options presented for this Character Area at public meeting 2
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OPTION B:
The basic elements of Option B are the same as
Option A, with one key difference: the bike facility
is a raised cycle track. Like Option A, all modes of
transportation in the existing 80 foot right-of way,
including:
4-lanes of vehicular traffic
Raised cycle track
Continuous streetscape amenity zone and street
trees
A continuous 5'-6" wide sidewalk.
Again, the Vision section expands by 6' on the
eastern side of Brighton Boulevard, to accommodate
expanded sidewalk areas along the street. All other
elements remain unchanged.
FIGURE 16
Education, Industry & Development Area: Option B
(38th Street to 44th Street)
VISION: EXPANDED STREETSCAPE
Continuous street tree canopy and streetscape elements
create attractive and active gateway to downtown.
Core streetscape elements (bike facility, street trees, side-
walk and traffic lanes) included within existing ROW.
Total streetscape width expanded to 86' to accommodate
expanded sidewalks and cafe seating areas as existing
properties desire and/or redevelopment occurs.
Continuous cycle track behind curb. Bus passengers and
bikes share zone at bus stops
Protected left turns not included through majority of area.
Signalized intersections at 44th street and 36th street will
include protected left turn lanes.
Education, Industry and Development Area: Options Comparison
L . Phase 1 Vision
Option A Option B Option A Option B
Bike Facilities On-street bike lane
On-street buffered bike lane
Cycle track Pedestrian Facilities
Continuous sidewalk
Expanded sidewalk/ cafe zone
On-street parking Roadway
Center turn lane
Raised center median
Roadway expands at signalized inter- sections
This diagram illustrates the vision for a typical block in the
Education, Industry and Development character area in order
to illustrate a broader view of the vision, and the extent of po-
tential adjustment and/or transitions required at intersections.
Figure 16 shows one of two options presented for this Character Area at public meeting 2
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NATIONAL WESTERN
CENTER AREA
The National Western Center (NWC) area is a unique
section of Brighton Boulevard for a number of reasons.
First, the existing streets narrows to two lanes north
of 47th Ave. Second, the proposed redevelopment
of the National Western Center will create a major
entertainment, research and educational destination.
Also, detailed master planning of the NWC is just
starting, so detailed traffic impacts and network
connections are not known. However, based on the
stated vision for the NWC, the planning team assumed
that 4 traffic lanes will be required in the future. The
options proposed depict how the Phase 1 street and
future expansion protect adjacent properties. Given
that the NWC Master Plan, Globeville, Elyria and
Swansea Neighborhood Plans are still in development,
the options for this area are considered more
conceptual, and may require updating as those plans
are finalized.
OPTION A:
Option A maintains the existing 60 foot right-of-way
along Brighton Boulevard, allowing existing properties
to remain. In order to accommodate community
priorities and provide for all modes of transportation
in all phases, bike lanes are added to the streetscape,
and on-street parking is removed. The key elements
include:
2 traffic lanes, with turn lanes only at traffic signals
Continuous tree lawn with street trees (unchanged
from existing condition)
Continuous sidewalk (unchanged from existing
condition)
Bike circulation is recommended to be routed
around the 1-70 interchange at 44th St. and
47th Ave. As all bike traffic is on the west side of
the street at 47th Ave., Option A proposes a two-
way buffered bike lane on the west side of Brighton
Boulevard.
The Vision proposes expanding the streetscape to
accommodate 4 lanes of vehicular traffic, on street
FIGURE 17
National Western Center Area: Option A
(46th Ave. to Race Street)
VISION: EXPANDED STREETSCAPE
Continuous street trees and streetscape elements create a
consistent character and welcome to National Western Center
and neighborhood.
Streetscape expands to west. East side of street and ROW line
unchanged.
2-way cycle track on west side of street.
Expanded sidewalk and cafe zones create flexbility for future
enhancement on west side of street
TRANSITIONS AT SIGNALIZED INTERSECTIONS
Roadway expands to include protected left turn lane
On-street parking removed in transition areas to accommo-
date left turn lane.
National Western Center Area: Options Comparison
Streetscape Elements Phase 1 Vision
Option A | Option B Option A | Option B
Bike Facilities
On-street bike lane
On-street buffered bike lane
Cycle track
Pedestrian Facilities
Continuous sidewalk
Expanded sidewalk / cafe zone
On-street parking
Center turn lane
Raised center median
Roadway expands at signalized inter- sections
This diagram illustrates the vision for a typical block in the
National Western Center character area in order to illustrate a
broader view of the vision, and the extent of potential adjustment
and/or transitions required at intersections.
Figure 17 shows one of two options presented for
this Character Area at public meeting 2
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parking and expanded streetscapes. The existing
curb and right of way on the east side of Brighton
Boulevard will remain unchanged; all expansion will
occur to the west and existing property owners on the
east side of the street will be unaffected. The Vision
components include:
Roadway expanded to 4 lanes, with turn lanes only
at key signalized intersections.
On-street parking added to both sides of the street.
The 2-way bike lane is relocated to the sidewalk, and
becomes a 2-way cycle track. During large events,
such as the National Western Stock Show, the cycle
track can be temporarily closed to create additional
streetscape area.
Expanded sidewalk zones are provided on the west
side of the street only, to accommodate cafe seating,
display areas, and redevelopment of the NWC.
OPTION B:
Option B is generally identical to Option A, with
one key difference. In this option, the bike lanes
are located on either side of the street, in their
FIGURE 18
National Western Center Area: Option B
(46th Ave. to Race Street)
typical location. Phase 1 accommodates all modes of
transpiration within the existing right-of-way. The key
elements include:
2 traffic lanes, with turn lanes only at traffic signals.
Continuous tree lawn with street trees (unchanged
from existing condition)
Continuous sidewalk (unchanged from existing
condition)
Bike lanes on either side of the street.
Like in Option A, the Vision expands to 4 lanes, and
all expansion occurs to the west. The eastern right of
way line remains unchanged. The Vision components
include:
Roadway expanded to 4 lanes, with turn lanes only
at key signalized intersections.
On-street parking added to both sides of the street.
The bike lanes are reconstructed as raised cycle
tracks on either side of the street.
Expanded sidewalk zones are provided on the west
side of the street only, to accommodate cafe seating,
display areas, and redevelopment of the NWC.
VISION: EXPANDED STREETSCAPE
Continuous street trees and streetscape elements create a
consistent character and welcome to National Western Center
and neighborhood.
Streetscape expands to west. East side of street and ROW line
unchanged.
Cycle track behind curb
National Western Center Area: Options Comparison
Streetscape Elements Phase 1 Vision
Option A | Option B Option A | Option B
Bike Facilities
On-street bike lane
On-street buffered bike lane
Cycle track
Pedestrian Facilities
Continuous sidewalk
Expanded sidewalk / cafe zone
On-street parking
Center turn lane
Raised center median
Roadway expands at signalized inter- sections
This diagram illustrates the vision for a typical block in the
National Western Center character area in order to illustrate a
broader view of the vision, and the extent of potential adjustment
and/or transitions required at intersections.
Figure 18 shows one of two options presented
for this Character Area at public meeting 2
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NORTHERN AREA
The Northern Area extends from Race St., to
the City limit, through an area that is primarily
industrial warehousing and distribution uses. The
role of Brighton Boulevard through this area is still
being determined, as part of the Globeville, Elyria
and Swansea neighborhood planning process. For
this reason, only a vision option is proposed, and
it is conceptual and may need adjustment as the
neighborhood plan is finalized.
OPTION A:
In Option A, the existing two lane road is expanded to
three lanes, to included a painted, continuous center
turn lane. Tree lawns and street trees are added on
both sides of the street, with on-street parking on the
west side only. Bike facilities are concentrated on the
west side of the street, to be consistent with Option A
of the National Western Center Area. A multi-use path
is provided in this area, to accommodate two-way bike
circulation.
FIGURE 19
Northern Area: Option A
(49th Ave. to City Limits)
VISION: EXPANDED STREETSCAPE
Total right-of-way (ROW) reduced to 73 to accomodate RTD rail.
East ROW line and existing properties remain unchanged.
Continuous street trees and streetscape elements create consistent
character and welcome to neighborhood
2 traffic lanes and continuous center turn lane
Continuous separated multi-use path
On-street parking on one side of street
Northern Area: Options Comparison
Streetscape Elements Vision
Option A Option B
Bike Facilities On-street bike lane
On-street buffered bike lane
Cycle track Fedestrian Facilities Multi-use path
Continuous sidewalk
Expanded sidewalk/ cafe zone
On-street parking Roadway One side only
Center turn lane
Raised center median
Roadway expands at signalized inter- sections
This diagram illustrates the vision for a typical block in the
Northern Area in order to illustrate a broader view of the vi-
sion, and the extent of potential adjustment and/or transitions
required at intersections.
Figure 19 shows one of two options presented for this Character Area at public meeting 2
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OPTION B:
This option includes bike lanes on both sides of the
street, consistent with National Western Center,
Option B. In this option, two traffic lanes are included.
Rather than adding a painted center turn lane, on-
street parking is provided on both sides of the street.
Bike lanes are included on either side of the street as
well, as raised cycle tracks between the curb and tree
lawn. Continuous 6' wide sidewalk are also included
on both sides of the street.
FIGURE 20
Northern Area: Option B
(49th Ave. to City Limits)
VISION: EXPANDED STREETSCAPE
Total right-of-way (ROW) reduced to 73 to accomodate RTD rail.
East ROW line and existing properties remain unchanged.
Continuous street trees and streetscape elements create
consistent character and welcome to neighborhood
2 traffic lanes with no center turn lane. Protected left-turn lanes
are not provided, and roadway widens for left-turn lanes at key
intersections, affecting continuity of streetscape elements
Continuous cycle track behind curb. Special treatment will be
required at intersections
Bikes and bus passengers share zone at bus stops
On-street parking on both sides of street
Northern Area: Options Comparison
Streetscape Elements Vision
Option A Option B
Bike Facilities On-street bike lane
On-street buffered bike lane
Cycle track Pedestrian Facilities Multi-use path
Continuous sidewalk
Expanded sidewalk / cafe zone
On-street parking Roadway One side only
Center turn lane
Raised center median
Roadway expands at signalized inter- sections
This diagram illustrates the vision for a typical block in the
Northern Area in order to illustrate a broader view of the vi-
sion, and the extent of potential adjustment and/or transitions
required at intersections.
Figure 20 shows one of two options presented for this Character Area at public meeting 2
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DEVELOPMENT
SUSTAINABILITY
Brighton Boulevard will be a signature street for the
City of Denver, and gateway into downtown. It will
embody and represent Denver's commitment to
sustainable green development. The design of the
streetscape will feature several elements, including:
MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION
RESOURCE AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Brighton Boulevard will include recycled materials and
energy efficient lighting to reduce energy use and its
carbon footprint. The design will investigate:
LED streetlights
Recycle roadbase
Street furnishing with recycled materials
Brighton Boulevard will become a major multimodal
transportation corridor, supporting transit, bikes,
pedestrian, and cars.
STORM WATER MANAGEMENT
Paved streets increase storm water runoff, and the
amount of pollutants in our waterways. Brighton
Boulevard will look for opportunities to treat storm
water runoff from the roadway and sidewalks, with
the following elements:
Porous pavements on bike lanes and sidewalks allow
runoff to infiltrate through the pavement into the
soil below, decreasing the amount of runoff
Storm water is cleaned as it infiltrates through
specially designed soils that capture pollutants.
Landscape areas within potential median provide
storm water detention (reducing runoff rates) and
additional water treatment capacity.
URBAN FORESTRY
Urban trees create oxygen and create shade, reducing
the "urban heat island" effect, a phenomenon where
hard impervious surfaces absorb and store solar
radiation increasing the local air temperature. The
Brighton Boulevard corridor and River North area has
little or no tree canopy, and creates one of the highest
heat island effects in Denver. The streetscape design
will mitigate this with:
A continuous street tree canopy that shades the
streetscape.
Tree root area is increased by suspending paving on
grates around trees to allow pedestrian circulation,
while preventing soil compaction
Light colored paving reflects sunlight and decreases
amount of sunlight absorbed during the day.
FIGURE 21
Sustainability Strategies
This diagram does not illustrate any specific streetscape area
or option. Its depicts potential streetscape elements and sus-
tainable design solutions that could be implemented through-
out the Brighton Boulevard corridor.
Urban trees create oxygen and create shade, reducing the amount of solar radi-
ation absorbed by the street, which contributes to the "urban heat island" effect
(increased temperatures).
Q A continuous street tree canopy shades the streetscape.
Q Tree root area is increased by suspending paving on grates around trees to
allow pedestrian circulation, while preventing soil compaction
Q Light colored paving reflects sunlight and decreases amount of sunlight
absorbed during the day.
Figure 21 shows sustainable elements to be considered in the final design of
Brighton Boulevard
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MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION
Brighton Boulevard will become a multi-modal tranportation corridor, support-
ing transit, bikes, pedestrians and cars.
Q Continuous bike facilities throughout length of the street
Q Bus stops with seating, lighting and shelters
Q Continuous detached pedestrian sidewalks
STORM WATER TREATMENT
Paved streets increase storm water runoff, and the amount of pollutants in our
waterways. Brighton Boulevard will treat all storm water runoff from the roadway
and sidewalks.
Q Porous pavements on bike lanes and sidewalks allow runoff to infiltrate
through the pavement into the soil below, decreasing the amount of runoff
Q Storm water is cleaned as it infiltrates through specially designed soils that
capture pollutants.
Landscape areas within potential median provide storm water detention (re-
ducing runoff rates) and additional water treatment capacity
RESOURCE & ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Brighton Bouldevard will include recycled materials and energy efficient light-
ing to reduce energy use and its carbon footprint
Q LED streetlights
Q Recycle roadbase
Street furnshing with recycled materials
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RECOMMENDATIONS
After considering a wealth of public input and months
of technical analysis the following recommendations
are made for the 2.5 mile stretch of Brighton
Boulevard between 29th St. and the City limits north
of i-70.
The design of the corridor be split into four unique
Character Areas: Main Street Area (29th St. to
38th St.), Education, Industry and Development
Area (38th St. to 1-70), National Western Center Area
(1-70 to Race St.) and Northern Neighborhood Area
(Race St. to City Limit).
Since announcing these recommendations the City
has continued to work with property owners who
are in the midst of design and redevelopment along
the corridor, mainly between 31st St. and 35th
St. Through this process a hybrid concept which
incorporates current development plans into the
conceptual design and provides an interim solution
that safely transitions between properties that
are redeveloping and those that are remaining.
In addition this hybrid aesign concept identifies
opportunities to provide on street parking in the
short term. This hybrid concept will continue
to be refined and evolve through conversations
with adjacent property owners and as the design
progresses.
Main Street Area Phase 1 artist rendition of multimodal Brighton Boulevard
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The Main Street Character Area recommended final
cross-section (Option A from public meeting 2) shall
include a near term 80' implementation and an
ultimate vision 110' cross section, where possible.
Elements include four travel lanes with turn lanes
at signalized intersections, a near term on-street
buffered bike lane that converts to a vertically
separated cycle track at ultimate build-out, a
continuous tree lawn/public-art/amenity area and
detached sidewalk. As part of the ultimate vision
the former buffered bike lane will accommodate
on-street parking while the sidewalk is expanded to
include a possible cafe zone.
FIGURE 22
Main Street Area: Option A
(29th Street to 38th Street)
EXISTING CONDITION
4 traffic lanes
Limited center median /turn lanes
Limited curb and gutter
Limited pedestrian, no bike facilities
PHASE 1: CORE STREETSCAPE
Maintain existing 80' ROW width; existing properties can temain
4 traffic lanes; turn lanes only at traffic signals
Buffered bike lane
Continuous street tree canopy
Continuous detached sidewalk
PROS
Creates a consistent character, and
attractive and active gateway to downtown.
Core streetscape elements included within
current ROW
Includes a continuous bike lane in Phase 1
Creates continuous street tree & amenity
zone throughout character area
Curb and street trees in final location, and
do not need to be reconstructed for Vision
CONS
On-street parking not included in Phase 1
Limited streetscape and pedestrian zones
Bus and bikes share zone at bus stops
VISION: EXPANDED STREETSCAPE
Streetscape width expanded to 110'
Phase 1 curb and street trees remain, allowing Vision to be implemented incrementally
4 traffic lanes; turn lanes only at traffic signals
Phase 1 bike lane converts to on-street parking
Bike lane relocated to cycle track
Continuous detached sidewalk
Expanded sidewalkZcafe zone
PROS
Creates a consistent character, and
attractive and active gateway to downtown.
Majority of Vision elements can be
implemented as parcels redevelop
Includes top three preferred elements
from public survey (bike facility, expanded
streetscapes & on-street parking)
Bike facility separated from traffic lanes as
cycle track
Curb and street trees in final location, and
do not need to be reconstructed for Vision
CONS
Cycle track & on-street parking must be
implemented on a corridor-wide basis (not
incrementally) to maintain a continuous
system.
Location of cycle track creates visibility
issues at potential access points
Roadway widens for left-turn lanes at
key intersections, affecting continuity of
streetscape elements
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The Education, Industry and Development Character
Area recommended final cross-section (Option B
from public meeting 2) shall include a near
term 80' implementation and an ultimate vision
110' cross section, where possible. Elements include
four travel lanes, a vertically separated cycle track,
a continuous tree lawn/public-art/amenity area
and detached sidewalk. Where applicable, sidewalk
cafe/building frontage zone shall be expanded as
part of ultimate build-out.
FIGURE 23
Education, Industry & Development Area: Option B
(38th Street to 44th Street)
EXISTING CONDITION
4 traffic lanes
Limited center median / turn lanes
Limited curb and gutter
Limited pedestrian, no bike facilities
No on-street parking
PHASE 1: CORE STREETSCAPE
Maintain existing 80 ROW width; existing development can remain
4 traffic lanes; turn lanes only at traffic signals
Cycle track behind curb
Continuous street tree canopy in tree grates
Continuous detached sidewalk
PROS
Creates a consistent character, and
attractive and active gateway to downtown.
Core streetscape elements included within
current ROW
Includes a cycle track in Phase 1
Creates continuous street tree & amenity
zone throughout corridor
Curb and street trees in final location, and
do not need to be reconstructed for Vision
CONS
Does not permit on-street parking
Bus and bikes share zone at bus stops
Does not provide protected left turns
VISION: EXPANDED STREETSCAPE
Streetscape width expanded to 86
Phase 1 curb and street trees remain, allowing Vision to be implemented incrementally
4 traffic lanes; turn lanes only at traffic signals
Cycle track
Continuous street tree canopy in tree grates
Continuous detached sidewalk
Expanded sidewalk/cafe zone as redevelopment occurs
PROS
Creates a consistent character, and
attractive and active gateway to downtown.
Majority of Vision elements can be
implemented as parcels redevelop.
Street trees and majority of curb in
final location, and do not need to be
reconstructed for Vision.
CONS
Roadway widens for left-turn lanes at
key intersections, affecting continuity of
streetscape elements.
No on-street parking
Bus and bikes share zone at bus stops.
Does not provide protected left turns
through majority of area.
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The recommendations for the National Western
Center and Northern Neighborhood Character
Area cross-section presented in this report are
initial recommendations based the input received
during this reports study period. These cross-
sections should be used to aid in the development
of Neighborhood Plans, National Western Center
Master Plan and the North Metro Rail Line as those
concurrent projects proceed.
With that in mind, recommended National Western
Center Character Area cross-section (Option B from
public meeting 2) shall include two travel lanes,
on-street bike lanes with a continuous tree lawn
and detached sidewalk that exists in the existing
60' right-of-way. While holding the eastern edge of
the right-of-way, the Ultimate Vision expands the
right-of-way to 102', adding 2 additional travel lanes,
vertically separated cycle-tracks, and on street
parking.
FIGURE 24
National Western Center Area: Option B
(46th Ave. to Race Street)
EXISTING CONDITION
2 traffic lanes
No center median / turn lanes
Tree lawn and detached sidewalk
On-street parking
No bike facilities
PHASE 1: CORE STREETSCAPE
Maintain existing 60 ROW width; existing properties can remain
4 traffic lanes; turn lanes only at traffic signals
Bike lane
Continuous street tree canopy
Continuous detached sidewalk
PROS
Core streetscape elements included
within current ROW
Includes bike lanes in Phase 1
Creates continuous street tree &
amenity zone throughout corridor
Curb and street trees on east side of
street in final location. All expansion to
occur on west side of street.
Bike lane connects to NWC
redevelopment area
Detached, buffered sidewalks
CONS
No on-street parking in Phase 1
West side of street and east curb line
would need to be rebuilt in Vision
phase.
Bus and bikes share zone at bus stops.
VISION: EXPANDED STREETSCAPE
Streetscape width expanded to west. East side of street and ROW line unchanged.
Phase 1 curb and street trees remain, allowing Vision to be implemented incrementally
4 traffic lanes; turn lanes only at traffic signals
Phase 1 bike lane converts to on-street parking
Bike lane relocated to cycle track
Continuous detached sidewalk
PROS
Creates consistent character and
welcome to National Western Center
and neighborhood.
Street trees and majority of curb on
east side in final location, and do not
need to be reconstructed for Vision
Cycle track connects to NWC
redevelopment area
Detached buffered sidewalks
Generous pedestrian zone allows
flexibility for future enhancements
CONS
Roadway widens for left-turn lanes at
key intersections, affecting continuity of
streetscape elements
Bikes and bus riders share zone at bus
stops
Special treatment for cycle track at
intersections
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The Northern Neighborhood Character Area cross-
section (Option B from public meeting 2) includes
a single phase implementation given the limited
constraints in the existing condition. Two travel
lanes with on-street parking are recommended.
A detached sidewalk, continuous tree lawn and
vertically separated cycle-track are proposed for
each side of the corridor.
The recommended cross-sections accommodate
all modes of travel, minimum vehicular travel lane
widths, dedicates space for tree lawns, public art and
other community amenities and allow for a phased
approach to implementation that minimizes cost and,
maximizes opportunities for cohesive implementation
to occur on a property by property or block-by-block-
basis.
FIGURE 25
Northern Area: Option B
(49th Ave. to City Limits)
rc 73-
EXISTING CONDITION
2 traffic lanes
No center median / turn lanes
No curb and gutter
No pedestrian, bike facilities
VISION
Total right-of-way (ROW) reduced to 73 to accomodate commuter rai; east ROW line and existing
development can remain
2 traffic lanes; turn lanes only at traffic signals
On-street parking
Cycle track behind curb
Continuous street tree canopy in tree lawn
Continuous detached sidewalk
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Vision can be constructed without
phasing
Core streetscape elements included
within reduced ROW
Creates continuous street tree &
amenity zone throughout corridor
Cycle track connects to NWC
redevelopment area
Detached, buffered sidewalks
On street parking on both sides of
street
buns
Roadway widens for left-turn lanes at
key intersections, affecting continuity
of streetscape elements
Bikes and bus riders share zone at bus
stops
Special treatment for cycle track at
intersections
RECOMMENDATION/
IMPLEMENTATION
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IMPLEMENTATION
The purpose of this study was to define a vision for
Brighton Boulevard. For 2014, the NDCC secured
$1.2 million from the City's annual CIP fund to advance
the design of Brighton Boulevard from 29th St. to
44th St. This will advance the design development
level detail and get the project shovel-ready. That
effort will include, but is not limited to:
Detailed design of an integrated multimodal solution
More detailed design of the Brighton Boulevard
Enhanced Bike Facility to improve visibility and
safety
Assessing and accommodating drainage and utilities
using sustainable and low impact development
practices.
In-depth evaluation and design of intersections, turn
lanes and transitions between character areas
Operational options to improve safety and livability
of the near-term implementation phase
Identifying opportunities for public art and other
options for establishing an identity for the corridor
Paying particular attention to how the cross sections
fit with properties that have already redeveloped
and made infrastructure improvements, or are
actively redeveloping
The City is moving to secure a design partner to
advance the project, expecting that the contract will
be issued and more formal design will commence in
the summer of 2014. The project team will include
experienced professionals with expertise in design of
roadways and bicycle facilities, as well as the ability
to incorporate innovative urban design, storm water
and environmental sustainability elements. The NDCC
will continue to seek additional funds from a variety of
sources to construct and/or enable additional shovel-
ready projects in the region.
The Mayor will be kicking off the NDCC Finance
Work Group in May 2014. The committee will assist
the Administration in exploring, and ultimately
recommending, a set of funding solutions for the
Brighton Boulevard project and the five other NDCC
projects. Strategically combined, these projects will
advance the transformation and reconnection of this
region of the City. One of the key considerations will be
the exploration of possible public/private partnerships,
which will be essential to successfully complete the
significant infrastructure investments required to
reconnect this region to the rest of the City.
Details determined at this point including minimum
widths and number of travel lanes, near-term and
ultimate location of bicycle and pedestrian facilities,
location of amenity zones, parking and minimum
dimensions required for each element this vision. This
information provides property owners and developers
who are redeveloping their site the detail they need to
begin making changes to their properties that comply
with the vision.
The western side of Brighton in the Main Street
Character Area, for example, is currently home to
several recently announced projects. Where these
large parcel or entire block developments are taking
place, the opportunity exists for the implementation
of the ultimate vision instead of a phased approach.
That effort will include, but is not limited to:
Detailed design of an integrated multimodal solution
More detailed design of the Brighton Boulevard
Enhanced Bike Facility to improve visibility and
safety
Assessing and accommodating drainage and utilities
using sustainable and low impact development
practices
In-depth evaluation and design of intersections, turn
lanes and transitions between character areas
Operational options to improve safety and livability
of the near-term implementation phase
Identifying opportunities for public art and other
options for establishing an identity for the corridor
Paying particular attention to how the cross sections
fit with properties that have already redeveloped
and made infrastructure improvements, or are
actively redeveloping
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End of I One-on-one meetings with property owners
2013 } Finalize Phase 1 aid Ultimate Vision Cross sections
Develop detailed engineering designs
Develop detailed cost estimates
Continued public involvement
Potential for implementing small-scale improvements
Identify and secure funding
Finalize engineering design
- Begin construction
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Project schedule and next steps
FUNDING SOURCES
As with most urban projects of this magnitude
implementation will span several years and will likely
tap a variety of funding sources. The City is working to
identify funding sources and prioritize improvements
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through the work of NDCC Finance Committee. Below
are several possible funding sources:
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM
(CIP)
Each year the City identifies a set of capital
improvements to be made in the next six years and
sets asides funds to implement those improvements
annually. The City should identify the Brighton
Boulevard corridor and work with the community to
implement best value improvements as development
changes the corridor.
TAX INCREMENT FINANCING (TIF)
AND BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICTS (BID)
The NDCC, in early 2014, will launch a finance
committee to explore funding strategies for issues
including implementations and long term maintenance
that include Tax Increment Financing (TIF), Business
Improvement District (BID). These funding strategies
will require close coordination between the city and
the surrounding community.
PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP
A Public Private Partnership (P3) is an agreement
where a single private entity, typically a consortium
of private companies, is responsible for performing
all or a significant number of functions in connection
with a project. As a mechanism for funding future
improvements along Brighton Boulevard this is one
if many tools the City may explore that allows for
greater private sector participation in the delivery and
financing of transportation improvements.
GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS
(GO BONDS)
General Obligation Bonds (GO Bonds), allow the
City to borrow money in order to finance long
term investments in City assets such as the many
improvement projects of the 2007 Better Denver
Program. GO Bonds are approved by voters and are
backed by the full faith and credit of the City. They are
payable from ad valorem (property) taxes. Bonds are
generally issued in various amounts and over several
years to accommodate financing needs. The City, as
the authorized issuer of the GO Bonds, pays interest
and principal at fixed intervals, and the Bonds have a
specified maturity date whereby all the principal and
interest is repaid.
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April 2014 North Denver Cornerstone CollaborativeAn initiative of Mayor Michael B. Hancock

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BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECT Dear Brighton Boulevard Stakeholders: Denver is an optimistic and progressive city that offers a high quality of life for all. To maintain our momentum, we must continue toward our goal to becoming a leading global city. Through a variety of significant projects along our Corridor of Opportunity the nearly 23-mile stretch between Denver Union Station and Denver International Airport we are well on our way to achieving that goal. In 2013, I formed the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC) to strategically align six key planning efforts in the Globeville, Elyria and Swansea neighborhoods. These catalytic projects will better connect these unique and historic neighborhoods to resources and opportunities. As part of the NDCC, the Brighton Boulevard Corridor Redevelopment is a transformational project that provides an opportunity to create an inviting gateway to and from downtown Denver. It encourages innovative development that mixes the new with the old, and offers a genuinely unique experience for all. The following plan will help guide the redevelopment of this corridor moving forward. Through a significant public outreach effort, we received valuable recommendations for four unique character zones that make up this gateway corridor. I am confident this plan supports a friendly multimodal approach where pedestrians, bicyclists, and small and large vehicles can safely co-exist. This plan also ensures that we will preserve the existing use of this corridor as a lifeline for many businesses as we prepare for future redevelopment and uses of this corridor. I would like to thank Councilwoman Judy Montero for her tireless effort to encourage creative thinking and visioning for the future of North Denver. In addition, residents and land and busines s owners along this corridor have been instrumental in our planning process. Your involvement is appreciated. This is a bold vision for Brighton Boulevard. As we continue to move forward, we are committed to leveraging all projects to create significant benefits for not only these neighborhoods, but for the entire Denver Metro region. Respectfully, Michael B. Hancock Mayor

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iPROJECT MANAGERKaren Good, Denver Public WorksDENVER CITY CO UNCILJudy Montero, District 9MAYORS OFFICE/ NORTH DENVER CORNERSTONE COL LABORATIVEKelly Leid Todd Wenskoski PUBLIC WORKSJohn Yu Michael Finochio Trung Vo Crissy Fanganello Jenn Hillhouse Jim Geist COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DE VELO PMENT DEVELO PMENT SER VICESJim Turner ECONOMIC DEVELO PM E NTPARKS AN D RECREATION Mark Be rnstein Gordon RobertsonARTS AND VE NUESLisa Gedguadas Tad Bowman i Karen Good, Denver Public Works MAYORS RNERSTONE LABORATIVE LANNING AN D D E VELO PM E NT C ONO B RIGHTON B OULEVARD RED EVELOPMENT PROJECT ACKNO WLE DG EMENTSAcknowledgements

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1 INT RO DUCTION PROJE CT PRO CESS S AFETY Phase 1 multi-model implementation includes dedicated space for bikes, pedestrians and vehicular trac I N T RO 1 B RIGHTON B OULEVARD RED EVELOPMENT PROJECT EXECUTIV E S UMM ARY Executive S ummary

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2 BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECT 2 B RIGHTON B OULEVARD RED EVELOPMENT PROJECT DIFFERENTIATE BET WE EN BICYCLISTS AND PE DE STRIANS A SUSTAINABLE ST REETSCA PE and street trees .AN ARTS DISTRICT ID ENTITY to Downtown, a link to the corridor was noted. It was deemed SUPPORT FOR PHASED IMPLE MENTATION PROJECT VISION corridor .REC OMME N DA TIONS This marks a tremendous step forward for this important part of Denver. Clarifying these key elements of the future Brighton Boulevard gives developers the detail they need to start immediately making changes while also positioning the City to maintain our momentum to advance the design and begin implementation. Kelly Leid, project manager for Mayor Hancocks North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC) E XE CUTI VE S UMM ARY

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5CO N TEXT AND PROJE C T H IS TORY home to many long standing industrial businesses, downtown.CORR IDOR OF OPP ORTU NITY/ NORT H DE NV ER COR NE RSTO NE CO LL A BO RATIVE by Mayor Michael B. Hancock, the Within the Corridor and deliberate connections among the six major What we build today will create Denvers tomorrow. Signature development projects will strengthen our economy, create jobs and improve neighborhoods. Mayor Michael B. Hancock CO N TE T H I S TORY NORT A BO home to many long standing industrial businesses, 5 by Mayor Michael B Hancock, the B RIGHTON B OULEVARD RED EVELOPMENT PROJECT INT RO DUCTIONIntroduction Within the Corridor What we build today will create Denvers tomorrow. Vicinity map

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6 BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECT 6 B RIGHTON B OULEVARD RED EVELOPMENT PROJECT BRIGHTON BOULEVAR D RED EVELO PM EN T PROJECT NATIONAL WESTERN COMPL EX western heritage The tourism and entertainment INTERSTATE 70 RECONSTRUCTION RIVER NORTH GLOBEVILLE, ELYRIA AN D SWA NSEA NEIGHBORHOOD PLANS INT RO DUCTION

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7 7 BB RIGHTON BB OULEVAR dD RR E dD EVELO pmPM ENT PROJECT RTRT D SS TATION DEVELO pmPM ENT ƒ t L e t St e St St t ƒ d L e t S St t ƒ N rt etr L e N t e ter m e St t EE X iI ST inIN G CO ndiNDI T iI O nN S the corridor ..RR IGHT-OF-WAY Parked Vehicles encroach into the right-of-wayDRAINAGE A popular route for taxis. Brighton Blvd is a gateway to downtown from the airport I nN TRO dD U cC T iI O nN

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8 BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECT 8 B RIGHTON B OULEVARD RED EVELOPMENT PROJECT Standing water is common after a storm eventROADWAY SECTION it has been constructed are the north and south edges Often no denition exists between travel lanes to building frontageDRIVEWA YS way. Vehicles park along building fronts within the right-of-wayBUS STOPS No sidewalk or shelter exists at this heavily used bus stop at 38th St. across from the PepsiCo facilityINT RO DUCTION

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9 BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECT SIDEWALKS businesses. Sidewalks exists at new construction. Bike and Pedestrian acces is poor along Brighton BoulevardBICYCLE FACILITIES No clear designated bike facilities exist along Brighton BoulevardST REETSCA PE Curb and gutter exists only at the corner at 31 St. INT RO DUCTION

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10 BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECT 10 B RIGHTON B OULEVARD RED EVELOPMENT PROJECTPREV IO US S TU DI ES BRIGHTON BOULEVAR D SURVEY AND TECHNICAL ENGINEERING (2013) DENVER STRATEGIC TR ANS PORTATION PLAN (2008) agencies and stakeholders, to understand and address FIG URE 1 AS OF JULY. 2013 nd Land Use L1Relocate Park-and-Ride to 36th St and Wazee St (5,6) L2Orient opening day commuter rail platform to 36th St instead of 39th St (5, 6) L338th St and Blake St station (Existing) L4Evaluate a station along 36th St between Walnut St and Blake St (5, 6) Bridges B1Bike/ ped bridge over RR tracks (1, 3, 5, 6) B2Ped bridge over RR, at 31st St or 33rd St (5, 6) B3Ped plaza bridge at 36th St over S Platte; relocated from 38th St proposal (1, 3, 5, 6, 7) B4Bike/ped bridge over RR (1, 3, 5, 6) B5If Park-and-Ride does not get moved, build ped bridge over 38th St (5, 6) B6Reconstruct the Blake St bridge (5, 6) Intersections I1Gateway treatment at 29th St and Brighton Blvd and new signal (3) I2Gateway treatment at 31st St and Brighton Blvd (3) I3Arkins Ct and 31st St signlization (7) I4Brighton Blvd and 36th St additional signal for ped connectivity 5, 6) I536th St and Blake St intersection improvements, ped focus (3, 5, 6) I6Brighton Blvd and 38th St intersection improvements (3) I7Recongure 38th St/Walnut St/Marion St intersection (5, 6, 7) I8Cul-du-sac Marion St, making 38th St T onto Walnut St (5,6) I9Pedestrian treatment for 40th St and Blake St (5, 6) I10Pedestrian treatment for 40th St and Walnut St (5, 6) I11Trac signal at Walnut St, 40th Ave and Franklin St (5, 6) Non-Motorized N1Sidewalk on both sides of 31st St (5, 6) N2Bike/ped connection on 31st St from S. Platte River to bridge (3) N3Shared use sidewalk on 31st St between the RR and Larimer St (1) N4Sidewalk on both sides of Delgany St (5, 6) N5Bike/ped connection to greenway, bridge over S. Platte (B3) (3, 5, 6) N6Further study on 36th St between Arkins Ct and Larimer St (1) N7Sidewalk on both sides of Arkins Ct (5, 6)N8Ped path on Wazee St between 36th and 38th St, if pnr does not move (5, 6) N9Sidewalk on both sides of 38th St (5, 6) N10Further study on 38th St between Arkins Ct and Walnut St (1) N11Sidewalks on Blake St and Walnut St between 38th and 40th St (5, 6) N12Further study on Blake St between 36th St and 40th St (1) N13Sidewalk on both sides of 40th St (5, 6) N14Bike lane on 40th St between Blake St and Williams St (1, 5, 6) N15Sidewalk on both sides of 40th Ave (5, 6) N16Bike lane on Blake St and sharrows on 40th Ave (1) N17Transition on Marion St between Walnut St and Larimer St (1) N18Bike lane on Arkins Ct from 38th St to 46th Ave (8) N19Sidewalk, streetscape and ped crossing on Baldwin Ct, 46th to 48th Ave (8) N20Bike lane on Brighton Blvd between 47th Aveand Race St (1) N21Sidewalk, streetscape and ped crossing on Brighton, Race Ct to 46th Ave (8) N22Sidewalk, stretscape, ped crossing and sharrows on 48th Ave (8) Multi-Modal M1Trac calming on Blake St (5, 6) M2Trac calming on Larimer St (5, 6) M3Convert Downing St to two-way (5, 6) M4Reconstruct the 38th St Underpass (3, 5, 6, 7) M5Brighton Boulevard improvements (3, 4, 5, 6, 7) M6Extend Baldwin Ct and 48th Ave to Brighton Blvd (8) Vehicular V1Convert Blake St to two-way (5, 6) V2Convert Walnut St to two-way (5, 6) V3Extend Wynkoop St; add new 33rd and 34th Streets (5, 6) V4Realign Arkins Ct away from S Platte (2, 3) V5New 37th St between Wazee St and the S Platte (5, 6) V6Convert Marion St to two-way (5, 6) V7New 39th St between Blake St and Larimer St (5, 6) V8New Marion St between 39th St and 40th St (5, 6) V9New streets at 41st St, 42nd St and 43rd St connecting Wynkoop St to Brighton Blvd (5, 6)Sources: 1.Denver Moves 2.Arkins Court Re-Alignment Analysis 3.The River North Plan 4.Brighton Corridor Design Guidelines 5.38th and Blake Station Area Plan 6.38th and Blake Next Steps 7.Denver Strategic Transportation Plan 8.NWSS Station Area Plan V7 V9 V4 V1V5 L1V8 V3 V6V2 N8 N11N9 N13N7N4N5 N16 B4 B2 B5 B3 B1N1 N2 I9 I10N3N15N14 N12N10N17N6N20 N21 N18N19N22 M2 M1 M5I6 B6I7 I11 M4I4 I5 L3 L2M3 I2 I1I8 L4 I3 M6 Blake St Walnut St Larimer St38th St 37th St 36th St 35th St 34th St 33rd St 32nd St 31st St 30th St 29th St 28th St40th Ave Arkins Ct S. Platte River Trail 47th Ave 48th Ave 49th Ave LegendBridge Intersection Multi-modal Projects Vehicular Projects Non-motorized Projects Land Use Race St Race CtBrighton Blvd31st StArkins Ct Delgany St Wynkoop StWazee St39th St 40th St 29th StBrighton BlvdI-70 Baldwin Ct Brighton Corridor Recommended Projects Figure 1 summarized recommended projects found in previous studies Brighton Corridor Recommended Projects From Previous Planning Efforts

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12 BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECTPUBL IC EN GAG EME NT Figure 2 shows public meeting 1 feedback from the public survey was tabulated and used to move forward design concepts A North Denver Cornderstone Collaborative Project FIG URE 2INT RO DUCTION

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13 BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECT Public meeting 2 was held at the Exdo Event Center All gures can also be found at: http://www.denvergov.org/infrastructure/ PolicyandPlanning/CurrentProjects/ BrightonBoulevardCorridor/tabid/443430/Default.aspxPROJECT PROCESS/ DESIGN DEVELO PM ENT

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15 area as the context and land use changes along the ISSUES allow access to loading docks and building entrances PL AN GOA LS LAND US E S UMM ARY industrial users and character. 15 ISSUES B RIGHTON B OULEVARD RED EVELOPMENT PROJECT PROJE CT PRO CE SS/ DES IGN D EVELO PMENTProject Process/Design Development

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17The land use visions mapped represent consistent goals, but an evolving vision for the River North area. The River North Plan proposed mixed-use, transit oriented development   FIGURE 3Figure 3 compiles the Land Use Vision as of July 2013

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BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECT18ZON ING S UM MA RY FIGURE 4Figure 4 compiles the currrent zoning as of July 2013

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19 BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECT NETWORK VI SION OP TIONS OPTION 1: BRIGHTON FOC US SEPT. 2013WYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop St. from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volume on Brighton Blvd.BRIGHTON BLVD.Due to lack of network connectivity Brighton Blvd. must accommodate almost all of the vehicular traffic. In this arrangement it will likely need to be expanded to include: ARKINS REALIGNEDArkins Ct. is realigned at 33rd St. to allow River North Park to connect to river. Arkins Ct. continues along Delgany St. to 38th St. In this option Arkins Ct. does not function as an adequate network connection and vehicular traffic is concentrated on Brighton Blvd. LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEA BRIGHTON/WYNKOOP COUPLETA paired one-way couplet through the River North TOD core would accommodate the traffic requirements within two 80 right-of-waysARKINS REALIGNEDArkins Ct. is realigned at 33rd St. to allow River North Park to connect to river. Arkins Ct. continues along Delgany Street to 38th St.. In this option Arkins Ct. does not function as an adequate network connection and vehicular traffic is concentrated on Brighton Blvd. Right-of-way conflict with new development LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEAWestern Center master planning currently in progressARKINS RECONNECTEDArkins is realigned at 33rd St. to allow River North Park to connect to river. It then curves back to its orignial alignment at 38th St. to provide connectivity to the Coliseum and National Western Center, and reducing pressure on Brighton Blvd. *Significant modification to the existing street grid and ownership are required to implent this option BRIGHTON BLVD.Added network connectivity reduces traffic requirements along Brighton Blvd, enabling on street parking and better pedestrian spaces.WYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop Street from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volume on Brighton Blvd. A A LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWC GLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEAOption 1: Brighton FocusOpportunities Challenges vehicular route between National Western Center, I-70 and downtown Brighton Boulevard Boulevard and Wynkoop Street extension This Option is recommended for further study Option 2: Brighton/Wynkoop CoupletOpportunities and amenities within 80 right-of-way Challenges of Wynkoop St. portion of couplet too short to be effective This Option is not recommended for further studyOption 3: Arkins ConnectionOpportunities Challenges be effective Arkins Ct. at 38th St. opportunities This Option is not recommended for further studyLong-Term Network Vision Options FIG URE 5 Long-Term Network Vision Options Option 1 SEPT. 2013 WYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop St. from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volume on Brighton Blvd.BRIGHTON BLVD.Due to lack of network connectivity Brighton Blvd. must accommodate almost all of the vehicular traffic. In this arrangement it will likely need to be expanded to include: ARKINS REALIGNEDArkins Ct. is realigned at 33rd St. to allow River North Park to connect to river. Arkins Ct. continues along Delgany St. to 38th St. In this option Arkins Ct. does not function as an adequate network connection and vehicular traffic is concentrated on Brighton Blvd. LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open Space LEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEA BRIGHTON/WYNKOOP COUPLETA paired one-way couplet through the River North TOD core would accommodate the traffic requirements within two 80 right-of-waysARKINS REALIGNEDArkins Ct. is realigned at 33rd St. to allow River North Park to connect to river. Arkins Ct. continues along Delgany Street to 38th St.. In this option Arkins Ct. does not function as an adequate network connection and vehicular traffic is concentrated on Brighton Blvd. Right-of-way conflict with new development LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEAWestern Center master planning currently in progressARKINS RECONNECTEDArkins is realigned at 33rd St. to allow River North Park to connect to river. It then curves back to its orignial alignment at 38th St. to provide connectivity to the Coliseum and National Western Center, and reducing pressure on Brighton Blvd. *Significant modification to the existing street grid and ownership are required to implent this option BRIGHTON BLVD.Added network connectivity reduces traffic requirements along Brighton Blvd, enabling on street parking and better pedestrian spaces.WYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop Street from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volume on Brighton Blvd. A A LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWC GLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEAOption 1: Brighton FocusOpportunities Challenges vehicular route between National Western Center, I-70 and downtown Brighton Boulevard Boulevard and Wynkoop Street extension This Option is recommended for further studyOption 2: Brighton/Wynkoop CoupletOpportunities and amenities within 80 right-of-way Challenges of Wynkoop St. portion of couplet too short to be effective This Option is not recommended for further studyOption 3: Arkins ConnectionOpportunities Challenges be effective Arkins Ct. at 38th St. opportunities This Option is not recommended for further studyLong-Term Network Vision Options Figure 5 depicts Network Vision Option 1 presented at public meeting 1PROJECT PROCESS/ DESIGN DEVELO PM ENT

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20 BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECTOPTION 2: BRIGHTON/WYNKOOP C OU PL ET FIG URE 6 Long-Term Network Vision Options Option 2 SEPT. 2013WYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop St. from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volume on Brighton Blvd.BRIGHTON BLVD.Due to lack of network connectivity Brighton Blvd. must accommodate almost all of the vehicular traffic. In this arrangement it will likely need to be expanded to include: ARKINS REALIGNEDArkins Ct. is realigned at 33rd St. to allow River North Park to connect to river. Arkins Ct. continues along Delgany St. to 38th St. In this option Arkins Ct. does not function as an adequate network connection and vehicular traffic is concentrated on Brighton Blvd. LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEA BRIGHTON/WYNKOOP COUPLETA paired one-way couplet through the River North TOD core would accommodate the traffic requirements within two 80 right-of-waysARKINS REALIGNEDArkins Ct. is realigned at 33rd St. to allow River North Park to connect to river. Arkins Ct. continues along Delgany Street to 38th St.. In this option Arkins Ct. does not function as an adequate network connection and vehicular traffic is concentrated on Brighton Blvd. Right-of-way conflict with new development LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEAWestern Center master planning currently in progressARKINS RECONNECTEDArkins is realigned at 33rd St. to allow River North Park to connect to river. It then curves back to its orignial alignment at 38th St. to provide connectivity to the Coliseum and National Western Center, and reducing pressure on Brighton Blvd. *Significant modification to the existing street grid and ownership are required to implent this option BRIGHTON BLVD.Added network connectivity reduces traffic requirements along Brighton Blvd, enabling on street parking and better pedestrian spaces.WYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop Street from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volume on Brighton Blvd. A A LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWC GLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEAOption 1: Brighton FocusOpportunities Challenges vehicular route between National Western Center, I-70 and downtown Brighton Boulevard Boulevard and Wynkoop Street extension This Option is recommended for further studyOption 2: Brighton/Wynkoop CoupletOpportunities and amenities within 80 right-of-way Challenges of Wynkoop St. portion of couplet too short to be effective This Option is not recommended for further study Option 3: Arkins ConnectionOpportunities Challenges be effective Arkins Ct. at 38th St. opportunities This Option is not recommended for further studyLong-Term Network Vision Options SEPT. 2013WYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop St. from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volume on Brighton Blvd.BRIGHTON BLVD.Due to lack of network connectivity Brighton Blvd. must accommodate almost all of the vehicular traffic. In this arrangement it will likely need to be expanded to include: ARKINS REALIGNEDArkins Ct. is realigned at 33rd St. to allow River North Park to connect to river. Arkins Ct. continues along Delgany St. to 38th St. In this option Arkins Ct. does not function as an adequate network connection and vehicular traffic is concentrated on Brighton Blvd. LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEA BRIGHTON/WYNKOOP COUPLETA paired one-way couplet through the River North TOD core would accommodate the traffic requirements within two 80 right-of-waysARKINS REALIGNEDArkins Ct. is realigned at 33rd St. to allow River North Park to connect to river. Arkins Ct. continues along Delgany Street to 38th St.. In this option Arkins Ct. does not function as an adequate network connection and vehicular traffic is concentrated on Brighton Blvd. Right-of-way conflict with new development LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open Space LEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEAWestern Center master planning currently in progressARKINS RECONNECTEDArkins is realigned at 33rd St. to allow River North Park to connect to river. It then curves back to its orignial alignment at 38th St. to provide connectivity to the Coliseum and National Western Center, and reducing pressure on Brighton Blvd. *Significant modification to the existing street grid and ownership are required to implent this option BRIGHTON BLVD.Added network connectivity reduces traffic requirements along Brighton Blvd, enabling on street parking and better pedestrian spaces.WYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop Street from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volume on Brighton Blvd. A A LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWC GLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEAOption 1: Brighton FocusOpportunities Challenges vehicular route between National Western Center, I-70 and downtown Brighton Boulevard Boulevard and Wynkoop Street extension This Option is recommended for further studyOption 2: Brighton/Wynkoop CoupletOpportunities and amenities within 80 right-of-way Challenges of Wynkoop St. portion of couplet too short to be effective This Option is not recommended for further studyOption 3: Arkins ConnectionOpportunities Challenges be effective Arkins Ct. at 38th St. opportunities This Option is not recommended for further studyLong-Term Network Vision Options Figure 6 depicts Network Vision Option 2 presented at public meeting 1PROJECT PROCESS/ DESIGN DEVELO PM ENT

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21 BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECT OPTION 3: ARKINS CONNECTION FIG URE 7 Long-Term Network Vision Options Option 3 SEPT. 2013WYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop St. from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volume on Brighton Blvd.BRIGHTON BLVD.Due to lack of network connectivity Brighton Blvd. must accommodate almost all of the vehicular traffic. In this arrangement it will likely need to be expanded to include: ARKINS REALIGNEDArkins Ct. is realigned at 33rd St. to allow River North Park to connect to river. Arkins Ct. continues along Delgany St. to 38th St. In this option Arkins Ct. does not function as an adequate network connection and vehicular traffic is concentrated on Brighton Blvd. LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEA BRIGHTON/WYNKOOP COUPLETA paired one-way couplet through the River North TOD core would accommodate the traffic requirements within two 80 right-of-waysARKINS REALIGNEDArkins Ct. is realigned at 33rd St. to allow River North Park to connect to river. Arkins Ct. continues along Delgany Street to 38th St.. In this option Arkins Ct. does not function as an adequate network connection and vehicular traffic is concentrated on Brighton Blvd. Right-of-way conflict with new development LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEAWestern Center master planning currently in progressARKINS RECONNECTEDArkins is realigned at 33rd St. to allow River North Park to connect to river. It then curves back to its orignial alignment at 38th St. to provide connectivity to the Coliseum and National Western Center, and reducing pressure on Brighton Blvd. *Significant modification to the existing street grid and ownership are required to implent this option BRIGHTON BLVD.Added network connectivity reduces traffic requirements along Brighton Blvd, enabling on street parking and better pedestrian spaces.WYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop Street from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volume on Brighton Blvd. A A LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWC GLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEAOption 1: Brighton FocusOpportunities Challenges vehicular route between National Western Center, I-70 and downtown Brighton Boulevard Boulevard and Wynkoop Street extension This Option is recommended for further studyOption 2: Brighton/Wynkoop CoupletOpportunities and amenities within 80 right-of-way Challenges of Wynkoop St. portion of couplet too short to be effective This Option is not recommended for further study Option 3: Arkins ConnectionOpportunities Challenges be effective Arkins Ct. at 38th St. opportunities This Option is not recommended for further studyLong-Term Network Vision Options SEPT. 2013WYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop St. from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volume on Brighton Blvd.BRIGHTON BLVD.Due to lack of network connectivity Brighton Blvd. must accommodate almost all of the vehicular traffic. In this arrangement it will likely need to be expanded to include: ARKINS REALIGNEDArkins Ct. is realigned at 33rd St. to allow River North Park to connect to river. Arkins Ct. continues along Delgany St. to 38th St. In this option Arkins Ct. does not function as an adequate network connection and vehicular traffic is concentrated on Brighton Blvd. LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEA BRIGHTON/WYNKOOP COUPLETA paired one-way couplet through the River North TOD core would accommodate the traffic requirements within two 80 right-of-waysARKINS REALIGNEDArkins Ct. is realigned at 33rd St. to allow River North Park to connect to river. Arkins Ct. continues along Delgany Street to 38th St.. In this option Arkins Ct. does not function as an adequate network connection and vehicular traffic is concentrated on Brighton Blvd. Right-of-way conflict with new development LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEA Western Center master planning currently in progressARKINS RECONNECTEDArkins is realigned at 33rd St. to allow River North Park to connect to river. It then curves back to its orignial alignment at 38th St. to provide connectivity to the Coliseum and National Western Center, and reducing pressure on Brighton Blvd. *Significant modification to the existing street grid and ownership are required to implent this option BRIGHTON BLVD.Added network connectivity reduces traffic requirements along Brighton Blvd, enabling on street parking and better pedestrian spaces.WYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop Street from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volume on Brighton Blvd. A A LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open Space LEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWC GLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEAOption 1: Brighton FocusOpportunities Challenges vehicular route between National Western Center, I-70 and downtown Brighton Boulevard Boulevard and Wynkoop Street extension This Option is recommended for further studyOption 2: Brighton/Wynkoop CoupletOpportunities and amenities within 80 right-of-way Challenges of Wynkoop St. portion of couplet too short to be effective This Option is not recommended for further studyOption 3: Arkins ConnectionOpportunities Challenges be effective Arkins Ct. at 38th St. opportunities This Option is not recommended for further studyLong-Term Network Vision Options Figure 7 depicts Network Vision Option 3 presented at public meeting 1PROJECT PROCESS/ DESIGN DEVELO PM ENT

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22 BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECT BRIGHTON BLVD.Added network connectivity reduces traffic requirements along Brighton Blvd, enabling on-street parking and better pedestrian spaces. RINGSBY CONNECTIONNetwork connectivity is created by connecting Ringsby Ct. at 31st Ave., and the end of the corridor. This will require one new bridge WYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volume on Brighton Blvd. New bridge A The existing street grid and ownerships can remain, with new opportunities to connect parcels directly to the South Platte River corridor. LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open Space LEGEND BRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONS RTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEA WALNUT / LARIMER STREETSIncorporating improvements to the 38th St. underpass allows vehicles to connect to downtown through multiple routes. New bridge Prioritize/expand 38th St. underpass improvements Added value to existing development BRIGHTON BLVD.Added network connectivity reduces traffic requirements along Brighton Blvd., enabling on street parking and better pedestrian spaces.RINGSBY CONNECTIONNetwork connectivity is created by connecting Ringsby Ct. at either end of the corridor. This will require two vehicular bridgesWYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop St. from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volumes on Brighton Blvd. A The existing street grid and ownerships can remain, with new opportunities to connect parcels directly to the South Platte River corridor. New bridge LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONS RTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEAOption 4: Ringsby ConnectionOpportunities Challenges Park This Option is not recommended for further studyOption 5: Network Focus Long-Term Network Vision Options Long-Term Network Vision OptionsOpportunities Brighton Boulevard Platte River. riverfront Challenges This Option is recommended for further study OPTION 4: RIN GSBY CONNECTION BRIGHTON BLVD.Added network connectivity reduces traffic requirements along Brighton Blvd, enabling on-street parking and better pedestrian spaces. RINGSBY CONNECTIONNetwork connectivity is created by connecting Ringsby Ct. at 31st Ave., and the end of the corridor. This will require one new bridge WYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volume on Brighton Blvd. New bridge A The existing street grid and ownerships can remain, with new opportunities to connect parcels directly to the South Platte River corridor. LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONS RTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEA WALNUT / LARIMER STREETSIncorporating improvements to the 38th St. underpass allows vehicles to connect to downtown through multiple routes. New bridge Prioritize/expand 38th St. underpass improvements Added value to existing development BRIGHTON BLVD.Added network connectivity reduces traffic requirements along Brighton Blvd., enabling on street parking and better pedestrian spaces.RINGSBY CONNECTIONNetwork connectivity is created by connecting Ringsby Ct. at either end of the corridor. This will require two vehicular bridgesWYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop St. from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volumes on Brighton Blvd. A The existing street grid and ownerships can remain, with new opportunities to connect parcels directly to the South Platte River corridor. New bridge LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONS RTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEAOption 4: Ringsby ConnectionOpportunities Challenges Park This Option is not recommended for further studyOption 5: Network Focus Long-Term Network Vision Options Long-Term Network Vision OptionsOpportunities Brighton Boulevard Platte River. riverfront Challenges This Option is recommended for further study BRIGHTON BLVD.Added network connectivity reduces traffic requirements along Brighton Blvd, enabling on-street parking and better pedestrian spaces. RINGSBY CONNECTIONNetwork connectivity is created by connecting Ringsby Ct. at 31st Ave., and the end of the corridor. This will require one new bridge WYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volume on Brighton Blvd. New bridge A The existing street grid and ownerships can remain, with new opportunities to connect parcels directly to the South Platte River corridor. LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEA WALNUT / LARIMER STREETSIncorporating improvements to the 38th St. underpass allows vehicles to connect to downtown through multiple routes. New bridge Prioritize/expand 38th St. underpass improvements Added value to existing development BRIGHTON BLVD.Added network connectivity reduces traffic requirements along Brighton Blvd., enabling on street parking and better pedestrian spaces.RINGSBY CONNECTIONNetwork connectivity is created by connecting Ringsby Ct. at either end of the corridor. This will require two vehicular bridgesWYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop St. from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volumes on Brighton Blvd. A The existing street grid and ownerships can remain, with new opportunities to connect parcels directly to the South Platte River corridor. New bridge LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONS RTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEAOption 4: Ringsby ConnectionOpportunities Challenges Park This Option is not recommended for further studyOption 5: Network Focus Long-Term Network Vision Options Long-Term Network Vision OptionsOpportunities Brighton Boulevard Platte River. riverfront Challenges This Option is recommended for further study FIG URE 8Figure 8 represents Network Vision Option 4 presented in public meeting 1 BRIGHTON BLVD.Added network connectivity reduces traffic requirements along Brighton Blvd, enabling on-street parking and better pedestrian spaces. RINGSBY CONNECTIONNetwork connectivity is created by connecting Ringsby Ct. at 31st Ave., and the end of the corridor. This will require one new bridge WYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volume on Brighton Blvd. New bridge A The existing street grid and ownerships can remain, with new opportunities to connect parcels directly to the South Platte River corridor. LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEA WALNUT / LARIMER STREETSIncorporating improvements to the 38th St. underpass allows vehicles to connect to downtown through multiple routes. New bridge Prioritize/expand 38th St. underpass improvements Added value to existing development BRIGHTON BLVD.Added network connectivity reduces traffic requirements along Brighton Blvd., enabling on street parking and better pedestrian spaces.RINGSBY CONNECTIONNetwork connectivity is created by connecting Ringsby Ct. at either end of the corridor. This will require two vehicular bridgesWYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop St. from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volumes on Brighton Blvd. A The existing street grid and ownerships can remain, with new opportunities to connect parcels directly to the South Platte River corridor. New bridge LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONS RTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEAOption 4: Ringsby ConnectionOpportunities Challenges Park This Option is not recommended for further studyOption 5: Network Focus Long-Term Network Vision Options Long-Term Network Vision OptionsOpportunities Brighton Boulevard Platte River. riverfront Challenges This Option is recommended for further study Long-Term Network Vision Options Option 4PROJECT PROCESS/ DESIGN DEVELO PM ENT

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23 BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECT OPTION 5: NETWORK FOC US long term study. BRIGHTON BLVD.Added network connectivity reduces traffic requirements along Brighton Blvd, enabling on-street parking and better pedestrian spaces. RINGSBY CONNECTIONNetwork connectivity is created by connecting Ringsby Ct. at 31st Ave., and the end of the corridor. This will require one new bridge WYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volume on Brighton Blvd. New bridge A The existing street grid and ownerships can remain, with new opportunities to connect parcels directly to the South Platte River corridor. LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEA WALNUT / LARIMER STREETSIncorporating improvements to the 38th St. underpass allows vehicles to connect to downtown through multiple routes. New bridge Prioritize/expand 38th St. underpass improvements Added value to existing development BRIGHTON BLVD.Added network connectivity reduces traffic requirements along Brighton Blvd., enabling on street parking and better pedestrian spaces.RINGSBY CONNECTIONNetwork connectivity is created by connecting Ringsby Ct. at either end of the corridor. This will require two vehicular bridgesWYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop St. from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volumes on Brighton Blvd. A The existing street grid and ownerships can remain, with new opportunities to connect parcels directly to the South Platte River corridor. New bridge LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open Space LEGEND BRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONS RTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEAOption 4: Ringsby ConnectionOpportunities Challenges Park This Option is not recommended for further studyOption 5: Network Focus Long-Term Network Vision Options Long-Term Network Vision OptionsOpportunities Brighton Boulevard Platte River. riverfront Challenges This Option is recommended for further study FIG URE 9 BRIGHTON BLVD.Added network connectivity reduces traffic requirements along Brighton Blvd, enabling on-street parking and better pedestrian spaces. RINGSBY CONNECTIONNetwork connectivity is created by connecting Ringsby Ct. at 31st Ave., and the end of the corridor. This will require one new bridge WYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volume on Brighton Blvd. New bridge A The existing street grid and ownerships can remain, with new opportunities to connect parcels directly to the South Platte River corridor. LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEA WALNUT / LARIMER STREETSIncorporating improvements to the 38th St. underpass allows vehicles to connect to downtown through multiple routes. New bridge Prioritize/expand 38th St. underpass improvements Added value to existing development BRIGHTON BLVD.Added network connectivity reduces traffic requirements along Brighton Blvd., enabling on street parking and better pedestrian spaces.RINGSBY CONNECTIONNetwork connectivity is created by connecting Ringsby Ct. at either end of the corridor. This will require two vehicular bridgesWYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop St. from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volumes on Brighton Blvd. A The existing street grid and ownerships can remain, with new opportunities to connect parcels directly to the South Platte River corridor. New bridge LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONS RTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEA Option 4: Ringsby ConnectionOpportunities Challenges Park This Option is not recommended for further studyOption 5: Network Focus Long-Term Network Vision Options Long-Term Network Vision OptionsOpportunities Brighton Boulevard Platte River. riverfront Challenges This Option is recommended for further study BRIGHTON BLVD.Added network connectivity reduces traffic requirements along Brighton Blvd, enabling on-street parking and better pedestrian spaces. RINGSBY CONNECTIONNetwork connectivity is created by connecting Ringsby Ct. at 31st Ave., and the end of the corridor. This will require one new bridge WYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volume on Brighton Blvd. New bridge A The existing street grid and ownerships can remain, with new opportunities to connect parcels directly to the South Platte River corridor. LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEA WALNUT / LARIMER STREETSIncorporating improvements to the 38th St. underpass allows vehicles to connect to downtown through multiple routes. New bridge Prioritize/expand 38th St. underpass improvements Added value to existing development BRIGHTON BLVD.Added network connectivity reduces traffic requirements along Brighton Blvd., enabling on street parking and better pedestrian spaces.RINGSBY CONNECTIONNetwork connectivity is created by connecting Ringsby Ct. at either end of the corridor. This will require two vehicular bridgesWYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop St. from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volumes on Brighton Blvd. A The existing street grid and ownerships can remain, with new opportunities to connect parcels directly to the South Platte River corridor. New bridge LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONS RTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEAOption 4: Ringsby ConnectionOpportunities Challenges Park This Option is not recommended for further studyOption 5: Network Focus Long-Term Network Vision Options Long-Term Network Vision OptionsOpportunities Brighton Boulevard Platte River. riverfront Challenges This Option is recommended for further study Figure 9 represents Network Vision Option 4 presented in public meeting 1+ BRIGHTON BLVD.Added network connectivity reduces traffic requirements along Brighton Blvd, enabling on-street parking and better pedestrian spaces. RINGSBY CONNECTIONNetwork connectivity is created by connecting Ringsby Ct. at 31st Ave., and the end of the corridor. This will require one new bridge WYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volume on Brighton Blvd. New bridge A The existing street grid and ownerships can remain, with new opportunities to connect parcels directly to the South Platte River corridor. LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONSRTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEA WALNUT / LARIMER STREETSIncorporating improvements to the 38th St. underpass allows vehicles to connect to downtown through multiple routes. New bridge Prioritize/expand 38th St. underpass improvements Added value to existing development BRIGHTON BLVD.Added network connectivity reduces traffic requirements along Brighton Blvd., enabling on street parking and better pedestrian spaces.RINGSBY CONNECTIONNetwork connectivity is created by connecting Ringsby Ct. at either end of the corridor. This will require two vehicular bridgesWYNKOOP CONNECTIONExtend Wynkoop St. from 35th St. to 43rd St. (approx.) to create local road network, and reduce volumes on Brighton Blvd. A The existing street grid and ownerships can remain, with new opportunities to connect parcels directly to the South Platte River corridor. New bridge LAND USE TOD Mixed Use Commercial Mixed-Use Residential Mixed-Use Urban Residential Single Family Residential Entertainment, Cultural, Exhibition Industrial Mixed-Use Industrial Open SpaceLEGENDBRIGHTON BLVD. CHARACTER ZONES Main Street Zone Education, Industry & Development Zone National Western Center Zone Northern Zone Potential Connections Road Improvements (per Recommended Projects-July 2013) Existing Bike Facility (includes bike lanes, shared sidewalks, and signed routes) Key neighborhood bike and pedestrian Proposed Ped. Bridge Neighborhood Boundary Existing Traffic Signal Potential Traffic Signal CONNECTIONS RTD Maintenance Facilty River North Park Pepsi Bottling Co. Denver Coliseum Denargo Market Coors Field Taxi Redevlopment 38th St. Station1/4 mi.1/2 mi.1/4 mi.1/2 mi.I-70I-2547th Ave. 52nd Ave. 48th Ave.York St. Race St.National Western Dr. Washington St.38th St. 36th St. 35th St. 44th St. 33rd St. 31st St. 29th St.Blake St. Walnut St. Larimer St.Ringsby Ct. Arkins Ct..38th Ave. / Park Ave. WestSouth Platte River40th Ave.Brighton Blvd Brighton Blvd Wynkoop St. Wazee St. Delgany St. Chestnut St. Fortrust Riverside Cemetary National Western Station National Western Center (NWC) NWC NWCWestern Center master planning currently in progressGLOBEVILLE ELYRIA-SWANSEAOption 4: Ringsby ConnectionOpportunities Challenges Park This Option is not recommended for further studyOption 5: Network Focus Long-Term Network Vision Options Long-Term Network Vision OptionsOpportunities Brighton Boulevard Platte River. riverfront Challenges This Option is recommended for further study Long-Term Network Vision Options Option 5PROJECT PROCESS/ DESIGN DEVELO PM ENT

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24 BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECTBI K E CO NNECTIONS OPTION A: ALL ON BRIGHTON BO ULEVAR D FIG URE 10Figure 10 shows the pros and cons of bike facilities on Brighton Boulevard vs adjacent streets were weighedPROJECT PROCESS/ DESIGN DEVELO PM ENT

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26 BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECTCHARAC TE R ARE AS MAIN ST REET AR EA (29TH ST 38TH ST ) Main St. character includes mixed use often with street fronting retail ED UCATION, INDUSTRY & DEVELO PMENT AREA (38TH ST 44TH ST ) Street character compatible with large employment center while providing placemaking opportunities Tree-lined streetscape provides character to employment centersPROJECT PROCESS/ DESIGN DEVELO PM ENT

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27 BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECT NATIONAL WESTERN CENTER AREA (I-70 RA CE ST ) NWC Master Plan should inuence the vision for this character areaNORTHERN AREA (RA CE ST CITY LIMIT) A welcoming tree-lined character is appropriate for the adjacent usesPROJECT PROCESS/ DESIGN DEVELO PM ENT

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29 of the streetscape. The diagrams illustrated the required included in the streetscape.   ƒ ƒ ƒ redevelop. ƒ ƒ FIGURE 12 Figure 12 depicts the limits of the four proposed character areas.

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BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECT30MAI N S T REE T ARE A be implemented incrementally as parcels redevelop.OPTION A: NO MEDI AN development. The streetscape area behind the curb FIGURE 13 One of two options presented for this Character Area at public meeting 2

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31 OpOP TION BB : ME dD IAN ƒ ƒ ƒ trees ƒ   ƒ ƒ ƒ to the sidewalk area behind the street trees and ƒ ƒ FF I GUREGURE 14Figure 14 shows one of two options presented for this Character Area at public meeting 2

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32 BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECTED U CA TION, I NDU STRY AND D EVELO PMEN T A RE A OPTION A: trees likely. FIG URE 15 Figure 15 shows one of two options presented for this Character Area at public meeting 2 Continuous street tree canopy and streetscape elements create attractive and active gateway to downtown. lanes) included within existing right-of-way. Total streetscape width expanded to 86 to accomodate expanded sidewalks and cafe seating areas as existing properties desire and/or re-development occurs. Continuous bike lane. Buses and bikes share zone at bus stops Protected left turns not included through majority of area. Signalized intersections at 44th St. and 38th St. will include protected left turn lanes PROJECT PROCESS/ DESIGN DEVELO PM ENT

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34 BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECTNATIONA L WESTER N CE N TE R ARE A OPTION A: to remain. In order to accommodate community Figure 17 shows one of two options presented for this Character Area at public meeting 2 This diagram illustrates the vision for a typical block in the National Western Center character area in order to illustrate a broader view of the vision, and the extent of potential adjustment and/or transitions required at intersections.FIG URE 17 (46th Ave. to Race Street)PROJECT PROCESS/ DESIGN DEVELO PM ENT

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35 BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECT OPTION B: The bike lanes are reconstructed as raised cycle FIG URE 18 (46th Ave. to Race Street) This diagram illustrates the vision for a typical block in the National Western Center character area in order to illustrate a broader view of the vision, and the extent of potential adjustment and/or transitions required at intersections.Figure 18 shows one of two options presented for this Character Area at public meeting 2PROJECT PROCESS/ DESIGN DEVELO PM ENT

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36 BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECTNORT HERN ARE A OPTION A: turn lane Tree lawns and street trees are added on FIG URE 19 Total right-of-way (ROW) reduced to 73 to accomodate RTD rail. East ROW line and existing properties remain unchanged. Continuous street trees and streetscape elements create consistent character and welcome to neighborhood Continuous separated multi-use path On-street parking on one side of street (49th Ave. to City Limits)Figure 19 shows one of two options presented for this Character Area at public meeting 2PROJECT PROCESS/ DESIGN DEVELO PM ENT

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37 BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECT OPTION B: well, as raised cycle tracks between the curb and tree Figure 20 shows one of two options presented for this Character Area at public meeting 2 FIG URE 20 (49th Ave. to City Limits) Total right-of-way (ROW) reduced to 73 to accomodate RTD rail. East ROW line and existing properties remain unchanged. Continuous street trees and streetscape elements create consistent character and welcome to neighborhood are not provided, and roadway widens for left-turn lanes at key intersections, affecting continuity of streetscape elements Continuous cycle track behind curb. Special treatment will be required at intersections Bikes and bus passengers share zone at bus stops On-street parking on both sides of streetPROJECT PROCESS/ DESIGN DEVELO PM ENT

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38 BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECTSU ST A INA BILITY MULTI MODA L TRANSP OR TATION ST OR M WATER MANAGEME NT RESOURCE AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY LED streetlights Recycle roadbase U RBA N FO RESTRY NOVEMBER. 2013 Sustainability StrategiesThis diagram does not illustrate any specific streetscape area or option. Its depicts potential streetscape elements and sustainable design solutions that could be implemented throughout the Brighton Boulevard corridor. MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION Brighton Boulevard will become a multi-modal tranportation corridor, supporting transit, bikes, pedestrians and cars. Continuous bike facilities throughout length of the street Bus stops with seating, lighting and shelters Continuous detached pedestrian sidewalks 1 2 3 1 2 3 Paved streets increase storm water runoff, and the amount of pollutants in our waterways. Brighton Boulevard will treat all storm water runoff from the roadway and sidewalks. Porous pavements on bike lanes and sidewalks allow runoff to infiltrate through the pavement into the soil below, decreasing the amount of runoff Storm water is cleaned as it infiltrates through specially designed soils that capture pollutants. Landscape areas within potential median provide storm water detention (reducing runoff rates) and additional water treatment capacitySTORM WATER TREATMENT 1 1 2 3URBAN FORESTRY Urban trees create oxygen and create shade, reducing the amount of solar radiation absorbed by the street, which contributes to the urban heat island effect (increased temperatures). A continuous street tree canopy shades the streetscape. Tree root area is increased by suspending paving on grates around trees to allow pedestrian circulation, while preventing soil compaction Light colored paving reflects sunlight and decreases amount of sunlight absorbed during the day. 3 2 1RESOURCE & ENERGY EFFICIENCY Brighton Bouldevard will include recycled materials and energy efficient lighting to reduce energy use and its carbon footprint LED streetlights Recycle roadbase Street furnshing with recycled materials 3 2 1 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 FIG URE 21Figure 21 shows sustainable elements to be considered in the nal design of Brighton BoulevardPROJECT PROCESS/ DESIGN DEVELO PM ENT

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39REC OMME N DA TIONS Main Street Area Phase 1 artist rendition of multimodal Brighton Boulevard 39 R E C OMME B RIGHTON B OULEVARD RED EVELOPMENT PROJECT REC OMMEND ATION/ IMPL EMENTATIONRe commendation/Implementation

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40 BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECT 40 B RIGHTON B OULEVARD RED EVELOPMENT PROJECT FIG URE 22 5-6REC OMME N DA TION/ IM PL EMENTATION

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43 BRIGHTON BOULEVARD R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECT basis. FIG URE 25 (49th Ave. to City Limits) Total right-of-way (ROW) reduced to 73 to accomodate commuter rai; east ROW line and existing development can remain On-street parking Cycle track behind curb Continuous street tree canopy in tree lawn Continuous detached sidewalk REC OMME N DA TION/ IM PL EMENTATION

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