The Welton Corridor page of the DURA website is updated on an on-going basis. First time visitors to the page may want to start at the bottom of the page.
Welton Corridor Update (08/10/2012)
As part of DURAs ongoing community outreach related to the urban renewal process for the Welton Corridor, the Five Points Business District and DURA held a property owners meeting on August 7, 2012, to provide more information about the of Urban Redevelopment plan and TIF. The slides from the presentation, the Final Draft of the Urban Redevelopment Plan, and the Final Draft of the Conditions Study are available to download in PDF format:
Welton Corridor Update (12/1/2011)
As part of the urban renewal process, DURA held a property owners meeting on November 30, 2011, to provide more information about the blight study, and DURA’s role generally, along with background information from both the Five Points Business District (FPBD) office and the City and County of Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department (CPD). In addition, Matrix Design Group, an independent consultant hired by DURA, provided details about the study process. The slides from these presentations are available to download in PDF format:
Revitalizing the Welton Corridor (11/2011)
The City and County of Denver recently completed the 2011 Northeast Downtown Neighborhoods Plan (the “NEDN Plan”), which identified specific areas in Denver that are underutilized and in need of revitalization, including the Welton Corridor. This corridor is a tremendous opportunity for revitalization as noted in the Five Points Welton Street Market Place Vision Plan (the “Welton Plan”), recently prepared by the Five Points Business District. Both the NEDN Plan and the Welton Plan recommend the establishment of an Urban Redevelopment Area for the corridor.
The first step in determining if an Urban Redevelopment Area (“URA”) can be established is to study blight. DURA has contracted with a consultant to perform a blight study and results from that study will be available by the end of the 2011. For a map of the study area, please see below.
If the study finds sufficient factors of blight, DURA and the City must determine if an URA is to be created through the adoption of an Urban Renewal Plan (“URP”). Should the City and DURA seek to establish a URA, additional public meetings will be held for input on the redevelopment plan, prior to approval by the DURA Board of Commissioners and the Denver City Council.
For answers to specific questions about the potential Welton Corridor blight study or URA, or to be added to DURA's distribution list for any public meetings on Welton Corridor, please call 303-606-4814 and leave a message, or send an email to email@example.com.
More details about The City's Northeast Downtown Neighborhoods Plan, can be found at: http://www.denvergov.org/PlansinProgress/NortheastDowntownNeighborhood/tabid/434508/Default.aspx
The Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) offers language translation by utilizing Google's free translation service. While it's common to find some imperfections in these translations, the service provides easy access to translation in several different languages at no expense. If you have any specific questions or would like to speak with someone in Spanish, please contact DURA at 303-534-3872.