Community Coordinating District no.1
A collaborative community development tool

In 2012 the Community Coordinating District no.1 was a unique Metropolitan District that serves as a "collaborative community development tool" to help levels of government, public, non, profit and private sector organizations facilitate development. This was its website.

Content is from the site's 2012 -2013 archived pages.

Welcome! Think of this site as an online conversation about making Downtown Denver neighborhoods even better places to live, work and play. Comments and ideas shared on this site will be incorporated into revitalization plans for the neighborhoods listed or to improve neighborhoods citywide. Pull up a seat and get involved!


The District was created in 2010 through the culmination of thoughts, ideas, and visions of individuals working for decades to improve the areas surrounding NE Downtown Denver. The District was created to address a familiar hurdle in community development projects, aligning multiple stakeholders. The challenge, as with many collaborative efforts, is guiding stakeholders to work together toward a common goal. This requires a clear and actionable strategy, the right funding resources and positive action from everyone involved.

The District’s objective

» Develop community informed decisions
» Share ideas and build public trust
» Facilitate ongoing public dialogue around important local issues
» Enhance accountability and accessibility » Provide a template for collaboration
» Serve as a vehicle to leverage community assets and resources
» Mitigate tax burden for those wanting to improve the public realm
» Build legal consensus around

Target areas of redevelopment and enhancement

The District has chosen to focus its resources on Eddie Maestes Park, directly across from Denver Rescue Mission at Park Avenue & Broadway. For many years the public areas in and around Triangle Parks, specifically Eddie Maestes Park, have been problem spaces in Downtown Denver’s Northeast neighborhoods. Eddie Maestes Park has long served as a staging area for the homeless population and it’s a known hot spot for crime and drug related activity. Measures must be taken to create a more safe and manageable environment for everyone that lives and works in this area.

In an effort to not just “displace” these issues, the District has spent many months exploring opportunities for positive change across other areas throughout Northeast Downtown and the Five Points Neighborhoods, such as Little Boxcar Park, Sonny Lawson Park and the 24th Street Corridor.

Why are these areas being targeted?

These projects are conjoined by geography, the homeless population, city services and non-profit partners, neighborhood residents and community stakeholders. Our focus is to create useful and vibrant public spaces for all the residents of Denver and make these areas safe, attractive and sustainable for future generations.

The District has submitted a comprehensive plan to Denver Parks & Recreation for a Memorandum of Understanding with all of the stakeholder groups in an effort to advance our work in 2013.


Attend, watch, listen and participate in our movement and creative process! Throughout the year, there will be regular meetings and events that we hope you will join.

Long Term Vision Working Group:
focusing on new opportunities and plans for implementation, this group meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at Redline (24th and Arapahoe)

Tactical Urbanism Action Hour:
This exciting hour of community work allows District stakeholders and neighbors to work together to improve the community. Come help us plant flowers, install public art, or clean up the park. Every month we will change the focus of our Tactical Urbanism initiatives. Meet us in front of RedLine on the FIRST FRIDAY of the month at 4pm to get started, then help u

Board Meetings:
to be held in June and November, our board meetings are open to the public and we encourage you to join.


Who's Listening?

Albus Brooks

Albus Brooks
Councilman District #8

Judy Montero

Judy Montero
Councilwoman District #9

City of Denver

  • Department of Community Planning and Development
  • Community Planning and Development
  • Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Cultural Affairs Website
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Police Department
  • Department of Public Works
  • Public Works
  • Denver's Road Home
  • Ballpark Neighborhood Association
  • City Park Alliance
  • Curtis Park Neighbors
  • Denver Biennial of the Americas
  • Denver Rescue Mission
  • Police Foundation



Community Coordinating Metropolitan District NO.1 Prodject Development, Review and Appoval Process*



MindMixer acts as a virtual town-hall allowing community planning to happen online.

If you are like us, you want to participate, yet attending a public meeting that requires physical presence is both time consuming and inconvenient. Plus, you want to contribute ideas of your own, not just listen to someone else tell you what's best. Adding MindMixer to your community-planning project will only enhance your experience, broaden the reach of participants in your community and allow you and others true freedom to infuse your own creative ideas into the process.


Northeast Downtown Neighborhoods Plan

View the Plan adopted by City Council on 5/23/11 

About the Study Area

The study area for the Northeast Downtown Neighborhoods Plan is approximately 1.5 square miles in size. A majority of the study area is within the boundaries of the Five Points Neighborhood Statistical Area (NSA), and includes the neighborhoods of Arapahoe Square, Ballpark, Curtis Park, and San Rafael, as well as the Upper Larimer portion of the River North neighborhood, the Enterprise Hill area near Benedict Fountain Park, and the westernmost blocks of Cole and Whittier.

Plan Purpose

This plan is being undertaken to provide guidance for the future of the Northeast Downtown neighborhoods. The plan is intended to be used as a guide for future policy decisions, including redevelopment, infill, and infrastructure improvements. This approach includes producing both a small area plan for the Northeast Downtown Neighborhoods study area, and a station area plan for the existing light rail stops on Welton Street as well as additional stations at 33rd Ave/Downing and 35th Ave/Downing that are proposed as part of the FasTracks Central Corridor Extension. The final work product will be an integrated land use and transportation plan for the entire study area.

Public Meetings

Public Meeting #3, held on February 10, 2011 at the EXDO Events Center

  • 21st Street Concept
  • Preserving Broadway Concept
  • Bridging Broadway Concept
  • Celebrating Broadway Concept
  • Future Land Use Concept
  • Max Building Height Concept
  • Mobility Framework Concept
  • New Park Concept
  • Social Services Concept
  • Streetcar Concept