We want your feedback on the future of the 2900 block!
The RiNo Art District and the City and County of Denver would like to know if you support or oppose the street remaining closed to vehicles in 2024, and potential improvements you’d like to see if the street were to remain closed. We want your feedback and hope you can provide it by participating in the engagement opportunities below:
- Tell us what you think — Take the online questionnaire by Nov. 30 to provide your feedback. Questionnaire
- Attend the Community Information Meeting — Come to our in-person open house to learn more about the street closure, ask questions, and provide your feedback. Light refreshments will be provided!
- Date: Tuesday, Nov. 28th
- Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
- Location: Empire Collective Denver, 2936 Larimer Street
- Share the community engagement flier to help spread the word — Download/View PDF: English / Spanish
Learn More About This Initiative
Why has the street been closed to vehicles and open to pedestrians?
The 2900 block of Larimer Street has been closed to vehicles since July 2020 through the city’s temporary Outdoor Places Program, which is a program the city created to encourage the expansion of outdoor spaces into rights-of-way to support local businesses and provide additional public space during the pandemic.
What could happen to the 2900 block of Larimer Street in 2024?
Due to the success of the temporary Outdoor Places Program, the city has formalized it and has a new process for keeping streets closed. This process requires community engagement and a mobility study to document if the 2900 block of Larimer Street can remain closed in 2024. If the data shows support for the street to remain closed, the 2900 block would be closed to vehicles in 2024 and improvements would be made based on community feedback. If the data shows support for the street to reopen, then the street would completely reopen to vehicles in 2024. If the street reopens to vehicles in 2024, there is still an opportunity for the businesses on the 2900 block to work with the city to have above or below curb patios.
Business owners on the 2900 block have formed a non-profit that supports the street closure and this non-profit is committed to help fund and maintain the improvements that would occur if the street were to remain closed in the future. These potential improvements are reflected in the images below:
If the street were to remain successfully closed over several years, there is an opportunity to envision the future of the 2900 block as a vital community amenity and redevelop the 2900 block with permanent new features. An example of the future vision of the street is reflected below:
Download/View PDF of plans & perspectives
Questions? Contact: Sarah Cawrse | Director of Urban Strategy and Design | firstname.lastname@example.org