Brighton Boulevard Improvement Update

Brighton Boulevard Improvement Update

The Brighton Blvd improvement is part of Mayor Hancock’s, North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC). This initiative is part of the Corridor of Opportunity that the mayor has identified that stretches from Union Station to DIA.

Brighton Blvd improvement project has been implemented to transform Brighton Blvd from an industrial thoroughfare into an inviting gateway to and from Downtown Denver.

The project is in phase 2 of the planning process. The project is intended to accommodate multi-modal transportation, which includes; pedestrians, bikes, vehicles and trucks. The emphasis of the planning phase has been on the following key categories:

  • Safety – How do bikes and pedestrians interface with vehicles and trucks?
  • Differentiate between Bicyclist and Pedestrians – Dedicated and protected bike lanes are desired.
  • Sustainable streetscape – Street trees are highly desirable to reduce the heat impact of an urban environment and improve aesthetics.
  • Arts district identify – Brighton Blvd serves as the spine of the River North (Rino) Neighborhood and as such should be reflective of the character of the neighborhood.
  • Phased implementation – Improvement shall be completed in a block-by-block, property-by-property or character-area-by-character area fashion.

The project vision has been identified as:

  • Include all modes of transportation while accommodating amenity zones, landscape elements and art.
  • Phase 1 implementation within the existing right-of-way.
  • Include an ultimate vision that allows for redevelopment to implement the final vision.

Brighton Blvd Improvement Flyover

Flyover courtesy of www.denvergov.org/NDCC

4 character zones have been identified, each with a different design plan.

Brighton Blvd Character Zones

Main Street Zone – Streetscape design priority on placemaking, side-walk activity, and pedestrian connectivity

  • Diversity of mixed-use and industrial users
  • Celebrate the character of River North (Rino)
  • Stimulate activity
  • Ensure pedestrian safety and comfort
  • Muilt-modal transportation
  • On-street parking
  • Slower speeds

Education, Industry & Development Zone - Streetscape balances placemaking and multi-modal transportation needs. The character of the streetscape will create a 'front-door' for future education and industrial development.

  • Encourage multi-modal transportation
  • Enable a diversity of mixed-use
  • Celebrate the character of River North (Rino)
  • Ensure pedestrians safety
  • Limited traffic signals

National Western Center Zone - Streetscape priority on placemaking as this zone will be the 'front-door' to the National Western Center and an entertainment destination.

  • Stimulate activity on the street
  • Accommodate large events
  • Ensure pedestrian safety
  • Encourage multi-modal transportation
  • Implement safe connections to National Western light rail station
  • Provide on-street parking and drop-off zones
  • Wider sidewalks
  • Slower speeds

Northern Zone – Streetscape design creates a consistent welcoming frontage for existing uses.

  • Encourage multi-modal transportation
  • Encourage pedestrian safety
  • On street parking
  • Limited traffic signals

All information courtesy of www.denvergov.org

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