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Areas of Change

Blueprint Denver, the city plan adopted in 2002 as a supplement to the Denver comprehensive Plan 2000, identifies many areas of change in the city that should, and will, be the locations of most development activities into the foreseeable future.

Blueprint Denver

It is no surprise that there are notable areas of change in the Mile-High City. With all of the tremendous residential and economic growth the city has been enjoying in recent years, there must be locations where some areas are experiencing greater positive change than others. Upon the review of such activities that was required to complete the most recent comprehensive plan for Denver, the city has identified some areas where we the public can expect to see the most intensive development.

Examples of such areas include:

  • All of the Central Business District (aka downtown)
  • East and West Colfax Avenue
  • South Colorado Boulevard
  • The Central Platte Valley (including RiNo and Union Station)
  • The Golden Triangle (i.e. museum district)
  • The Cherry Creek neighborhoods
  • West 38th Avenue
  • The areas along the RTD W Line
  • Stapleton
  • and many more….

A comprehensive plan is an urban planning tool that is both legally required for many American cities and towns and sets up a legally adopted framework for development. Blueprint Denver declares areas of the city not expected to see intensive development as “areas of stability.” Because Denver is so desirable and is expected only to keep growing, there are many areas of change. This is a good thing! For more information on these areas or Blueprint Denver in general, visit the City and County of Denver’s relevant webpage at There you will find lots of maps and great information on the growth predictions for your Denver neighborhood.