Making a Visible Difference in Communities: Colorado
EPA provided assistance to help Denver implement an Area Plan for the Decatur/Federal Station area. The Denver Housing Authority was creating a master plan for a high-density, mixed-income, rental and ownership community that includes mixed-use commercial space.
A primary goal was to explore “EcoDistrict” solutions for multiple sustainability issues, such as:
- water management
- food production
Components of the plan where EPA planned to be most involved included redevelopment of the 33-acre public housing site, including a net zero district; creating a South Platte Greenway/Riverfront Park; comprehensive stormwater design; healthy homes education; and industrial area cleanup.