Making Denver an inclusive, connected, and healthy city for its people now and in the future is the overarching vision that guides all planning efforts — whether they cover a small area, such as a transit station or neighborhood, or the entire city. Each plan is the result of a collaborative public process, led by city planners and involving residents, business owners, community organizations and other stakeholders.
Plans represent a long-term community vision and function as guides for city decision-making. Although plans are not law, they do lay the foundation for city regulations like zoning and urban design standards. Whether creating plans on a small or citywide scale, the city aims to achieve complete neighborhoods in line with the vision and principles of Comprehensive Plan 2040 and Blueprint Denver.