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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 has taken place, and the latest updates on how to get involved.

Latest News & Announcements

On Tuesday Aug. 14, 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

Current planning efforts include assessing how prioritized uses could be accommodated and configured on the available city-owned land. Planning in the area will be coordinated with ongoing multi-modal planning efforts in the area and with community partners. Staff anticipates going back to the community and decision-makers to share information and get feedback and direction in the first quarter of 2019.  This information will allow partners like the farmers' market and BMoCA to continue to grow and invest in this area while informing the city’s long-term planning and decision-making.

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 will launch the next phase of planning and community engagement which will include planning for the East Bookend of the Civic Area, an area bounded by Arapahoe Avenue, Canyon Boulevard, Broadway and 14th/15th Streets. The planning process will take place from Spring 2018 through mid-2019, and will include a range of community engagement events to help shape the final plan.

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

The city needs the community’s input to help shape East Bookend planning! Throughout the  process, there will be a range of opportunities for the community to get involved, including online and at face-to-face events. Details for these events will be posted on this webpage and announced in the Planning Newsletter . Sign up for the Planning Newsletter today to receive bi-monthly updates.

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

Please check back soon for upcoming events.

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.