The Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use, a joint program of ULI and the National League of Cities is focusing on how Denver can attract private investment to West Colfax , the Stadium area and Sun Valley that also supports existing residents and businesses as well as the corridor’s identity. Rose Center assembled a panel of experts from around the country four days in late February in order to tour the West Colfax corridor, interview stakeholder and local experts, and present their initial observations and recommendations to the City on land use challenges in West Colfax and nearby Sun Valley. These preliminary findings can be viewed here.
The City & County of Denver, along with the cities of Birmingham, AL; Long Beach, CA and Rochester, NY, comprise the 2015-2016 class of Daniel Rose Fellows, the Rose Center’s annual program to provide technical assistance to big cities on an urban redevelopment challenge of their choosing. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock selected his Deputy Chief of Staff Evan Dreyer, City Council President Christopher Herndon, Transportation Director Crissy Fanganello and Transit-Oriented Development Manager Chris Nevitt to represent Denver in the program.
We look forward to working with the City as it moves forward with the recommendations.