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East Bookend of the Civic Area

Use this webpage to learn more about the planning process, including history of the site, previous planning and development that have taken place.

Latest News & Announcements

This planning process is on hold indefinately. 

On Tuesday Aug. 14, 2018 City Council held a study session where city staff provided an update on East Bookend planning. You can review the memo to council here. pdf

Civic Area Master Plan

The Civic Area Masterplan, adopted in June 2015, outlines a vision for the future of the Civic Area over the next 10-20 years. Since the plan’s adoption, the city has worked with residents to make this plan a reality. After a robust community engagement and design process, the city completed construction of the Phase I “Park at the Core” improvements in November 2017.

In Spring 2018, the city launched the next phase of planning and community engagement which included planning for the East Bookend of the Civic Area, an area bounded by Arapahoe Avenue, Canyon Boulevard, Broadway and 14th/15th Streets. 

Download the Civic Area Masterplan


Existing Condition Report

As a first step in the planning process, city staff has created the Civic Area East Bookend Existing Conditions Report to provide a comprehensive inventory and clear understanding of the existing status of the Civic Area East Bookend, while also documenting the prior planning, research, and analysis that has been done within the area. This report will serve as a foundation for the planning process by identifying key considerations that need to be addressed throughout the planning and implementation processes. You can also review the council memo pdf related to this report. 

Community Engagement

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Key communications and engagement objectives of the communications and engagement of East Bookend planning:

  • Clearly communicate the timeline and opportunities for meaningful engagements through easy-to-find information.
  • Provide transparency throughout the process using clear processes and feedback loops.
  • Create inclusivity though the process with diverse participation.
  • Develop an innovative process that is creative and fun.


Upcoming Engagement Opportunities

This plan is on hold indefinitly.

Past Engagement Opportunities

On May 16 the city hosted a kickoff event. You can review materials from the event:

Frequently Asked Questions

Read the Frequently Asked Questions pdf about the Civic Area East Bookend.