Denver 2A through 2E will deliver infrastructure improvements that power our economic recovery and help the people who need it the most. Vote yes on 2A through 2E to create good paying jobs, provide shelter for people experiencing homelessness, and invest in historically underserved neighborhoods.
And we can do all of this while keeping your tax rates the same.
Measures 2A through 2E will address critical issues facing Denver and help get the city back to work. The ballot measures will fund 88 specific projects that target the most pressing concerns of Denver residents in the neighborhoods that need it most, as identified through a public input process that engaged thousands of Denver residents. By funding these projects, 2A-2E will create more than $1 billion of economic impact and 7,500 jobs and will save taxpayer money by repairing and improving Denver’s infrastructure before it breaks. Measure 2E creates 3,500 jobs alone.
Measure 2E will fund Phase 3 of Development at the National Western Campus, continuing the work needed to complete the National Western Campus Master Plan. Measure 2E will:
• Transform the Historic 1909 Building into a Public Market, which was envisioned in the NWC Master Plan. The renovation will protect the historic landmark while providing the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea communities, a USDA recognized food desert, with fresh, healthy, and local foods that will help satisfy the everyday shopping needs of residents. The space will provide opportunities for local business owners, chefs, entrepreneurs, and community members with new economic opportunities, while providing year-round, living-wage jobs. The public market will ultimately account for 400 construction jobs and more than 1,000 new, full time jobs when construction is completed.
• Construct a year-round, 10,000-seat National Western Center Arena to replace the aging and outdated Denver Coliseum. The proposed arena will become the venue for seasonal events currently happening at the Coliseum, as well as provide a space for 200 events a year. The arena will host concerts, sporting events, expos, and other activities that do not currently have a year-round space in Denver. The arena will ultimately account for over 3,000 construction jobs. The construction of the arena will also free up the Coliseum for reuse/redevelopment.
Measure 2E funds another commitment made to the Globeville-Elyria-Swansea communities in the 2015 NWC Master Plan. The construction of the arena and the renovation of the Historic 1909 Building will provide revenue for the Community Investment Fund, while the Public Market will be the first mission-driven public market in the city, designed to address the food needs of the local community. The projects funded through 2A-2E address the top community needs as identified through hundreds of public meetings, events, and comments from RNO’s, HOA’s, the Citizens’ Advisory Committee, and local business associations.
Measures 2A-2E are a result of input from residents across Denver, reflecting the need to address critical issues, create a more equitable city, and jumpstart the economy, all without raising taxes.