Research and Creative Work

In the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver, students and faculty engage directly with our vibrant city, dynamic community, and magnificent landscape by working on real projects that make a real difference. 

Five Points Welton Street Corridor Plan

Date: 3/21/2012 - 6/20/2012
Location: Denver, Colorado

Civic involvement lies at the heart of the Five Points Welton Street revitalization plan. Through community meetings, survey questionnaires and focus group discussions, stakeholders were engaged to not only identify concerns and needs but also generate potential solutions. With discussions topics ranging from culture to land use, residents, business owners and interested citizens were able to provide input, which crafted the vision behind the neighborhood plan. This process allowed for numerous feedback cycles, ensuring the plan meets the needs of residents in both present and future.

Collaborative partnership between the Colorado Center for Community Development, Five Points Business District, City of Denver, Department of Local Affairs and Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Systems enabled a multi-faceted approach leveraging leadership and expertise from both the private and public sector. The result is a plan, which addresses the complex nature of the revitalization effort and sets an appropriate foundation for future success of the Five Points neighborhood.

Project Team:
Alexander Pearson, Bryon Weber, Zeljko Spiriac, Gail Francesca Santisteven

Local Participants:Balanced Community, CSIS, DOLA, Five Points Business District, Juice, Slow Food, Perspective 3, Puma, University of Colorado Denver

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