Northeast Downtown and Five Points (NEDFP) Action Plan

The Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure’s (DOTI) and Department of Economic Development and Opportunity (DEDO) are partnering to lead the Northeast Downtown & Five Points (NEDFP) Action Plan. Previous plans such as the Curtis Park Neighborhood Assessment, 38th/Blake Station Area Plan, NE Downtown Neighborhoods Study, Five Points NTMP, and Denver Moves: Downtown have identified a number of projects that support safer mobility options and business in this area. The NEDFP Action Plan seeks to organize, prioritize, and coordinate next steps for implementation of the projects that are highest priority for the community.

The Action Plan brings together a Community Advisory Group (CAG) and the broader community to prioritize projects to be implemented in the near-term and long-term.

Following the completion of the Five Points NTMP Action Plan, the NE Downtown and Five Points (NEDFP) Action Plan team confirmed the NTMP project selections (NEDFP: Phase 1 projects) through 40+ one-on-one stakeholder interviews and coordination with the Community Advisory Group (CAG), the Five Points BID, and partner agencies. Appropriate revisions were made to the Phase 1 projects based on this feedback are being advanced to construction in 2022.

hroughout this outreach process, the NEDFP team also gathered feedback on a package of larger near-term projects to move forward. The team conducted a community survey, hosted a CAG meeting, and community meeting in August-September of 2021 to better understand which of the larger projects are the highest priorities to the community. The resulting highest priority projects (known as NEDFP: Phase 2 projects) were presented at a community meeting in April 2022 and are being advanced to the design phase with their own project schedules and outreach.

Study Area

NE Downtown & Five Points Action Plan Study Area map

NEDFP Study Area Map - Full Size(JPG, 129KB)

Phase 1 (NTMP Projects)

Phase 1 includes the implementation of the Five Points NTMP Action Plan projects.  More information on the Five Points NTMP Action Plan can be found on the NTMP project website.

Mobility and Safety Projects are Coming to Five Points!

Several mobility and safety projects are coming to the Five Points neighborhood this Winter!  These projects are a result of the Five Points NTMP Action Plan and include traffic calming, pedestrian safety enhancements, bikeway improvements, and the pedestrian plaza expansion:

  • 29th Avenue & Chestnut Place - Pedestrian safety enhancements and bike lanes
  • Curtis Street from 30th to 31st Street - Traffic calming and back-in angled parking
  • 32nd Street & Champa Street - Pedestrian enhancements and Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB)
  • Champa Street and Stout Streets from 24th to 32nd Streets - Intersection bikeway and pedestrian safety enhancements
  • 28th Street, east of Welton Street - Convert to two-way operations
  • Five Points Intersection - Expanded pedestrian plaza and street mural
  • Welton Street from 24th to 29th Streets - Pedestrian safety enhancements

Phase 2

The results of the near-term projects community survey informed the prioritization of Phase 2 projects.  The community survey results are shown below.  These results were presented at the April 2022 Community Meeting and are being advanced to the design phase with their own project schedules and outreach.

NE Downtown & Five Points Action Plan graphic of community survey results of near-term project priorities.

Community Advisory Group

To provide project updates between public meetings and review project materials prior to broader public outreach, DOTI has created a Community Advisory Group (CAG) to facilitate communication and collaboration between its staff and the community. The CAG is intended to convene a diverse group of community members who represent various interests, including (but not limited to) residents, business and property owners and operators, registered neighborhood organizations (RNOs), schools, faith-based groups, community-based alliances, community leaders, and non-profit organizations. See below for materials from previous CAG meetings: