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A New Downtown for Westminster

Adopted in November, 2014, the Downtown Specific Plan establishes a framework for the creation of a true downtown in the heart of Westminster, providing the basis for a center of commerce, activity, and gathering within the city. The Plan is a cohesive document that regulates land use, building form, the public realm, and multimodal circulation.

Cortez Heart and Soul receives Colorado APA Merit Award

The Cortez Heart & Soul Project won a merit award from Colorado APA for Community Engagement. The project is a community driven values identification process with numerous methods of engagement and a wide range of participants. Among the many outcomes of the project was the adoption by the city of eight values statements and a community action plan. The values identified during the project will inform a land-use code update currently underway.

Bringing Community Engagement to the Street

The Golden Triangle Neighborhood Plan was an important step in the evolution of this eclectic, creative district in Downtown Denver. The diverse community is informed, active and full of critical thinkers. They had high expectations for innovative planning, design and economic development. And they required planning processes that engage beyond the typical workshop/charrette format. From this need and setting, “Triangle Transformations” was born. This outdoor, take-it-to-the-streets, “pop-up workshop” engaged community members in ways that were unprecedented in the Denver area.

Innovative Active Mode Planning in the Pikes Peak Region

How do you engage an entire region in the transportation planning process? Four partners came together to develop a nonmotorized transportation plan that would work locally, and regionally while being entirely in sync. The Pikes Peak Area’s Regional Nonmotorized Transportation System Plan was developed from the ground up - from using innovative network audit techniques, to engaging residents from all over the region during the planning process using online, interactive tools.

Planning Matters: 2015 Chapter Awards Edition November 2015


2012 APA Colorado Chapter Award Winners

2012 Chapter Award Winner list

2011 APA Colorado Chapter Award Winners

2011 Chapter Award Winners listed

1997 APA Colorado Chapter Award Winners

List of 1997 Chapter Award winners

1996 APA Colorado Chapter Award Winners

List of 2016 Chapter Award winners

1995 APA Colorado Chapter Award Winners

List of 1995 Chapter award winners



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