Federal Boulevard Developer Forum
Where: Regis University, Clarke Hall, 3333 Regis Blvd.
When: 1-6pm, Thursday, April 13
Who will attend:
Developers, property owners, elected officials, heads and members of public agencies,
local nonprofits, institutions and community organizations, representative residents.
1 – 2:30 pm: Bus Tour of Federal Corridor and Rail Station Areas
2:30 – 3 pm: Registration and Networking at Regis
3 – 5 pm: Panel Presentations
5 – 6 pm: Networking and Refreshments
Come meet the leaders making this happen and learn about:
• What the Federal Boulevard communities have planned for the corridor: planning, economic incentives and more
• “Opportunity sites” ripe for new investment, bringing new services, vitality, and energy to the corridor
• Improvements already underway that are bringing safer streets along with new food, health and housing options
• Opportunities to leverage existing investments and increase the public use of parks, community farms, greenways and transit
• What the nonprofit and institutional sectors are doing to help improve Federal as a healthy corridor
• National case studies from Boise, LA, and Nashville to transform suburban strips into healthy corridors
About the Healthy Corridors Project:
Since 2015, Urban Land Institute (ULI), The Colorado Health Foundation and key stakeholders have been working on a vision for a healthier Federal Boulevard corridor from I-70 in Denver through Adams County to 72nd and Federal (the new Westminster Station Area, RTD B Line). This long-term vision involves making Federal Corridor a friendly place to enjoy healthy lifestyles, including walking, cycling, child’s play, access to healthy food, access to transit, new economic opportunities for residents, and quality affordable housing. Achieving this vision will require coordinated investments among private developers, public agencies, institutions and nonprofits. The communities of Adams County, Denver, and Westminster have already been working hard on this vision.
About Federal Boulevard:
Federal Boulevard from I-70 in Denver to 72nd Avenue in Westminster is an area in transition. Studies show that in this area of our region, the built environment is a barrier to the health of neighborhoods and families. The results include higher than normal rates of obesity, chronic disease, and traffic accidents. However, two new rail stations and new real estate developments are bringing new investments, residents and businesses into
these communities for the first time in decades. It is our hope to use this momentum to promote positive health equity outcomes along the corridor. Since 2015, a group of 15 volunteer ULI Colorado experts has worked with municipalities and stakeholders to discuss how to improve this section of Federal Boulevard. This area is home to more than 12,000 people within three different jurisdictions: Adams County, Denver, and Westminster.
Learn more about the national effort to create healthy corridors: