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Making a Visible Difference in Communities: Colorado

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Denver, CO

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:

  • energy
  • water management
  • transportation
  • 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.