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West Central Area Plan

The West Central Area Plan was adopted in March 2015. It provides an updated vision, policy guidance, and action items for this area of the city.

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The purpose of this planning effort was to revisit and update the 1999 West Central Neighborhoods Plan based on emerging issues and trends. The West Central Area generally encompasses the neighborhoods south and west of the CSU Main Campus (see map). The Plan  serves as a guide for:

  • Land Use & Neighborhood Character (e.g., zoning, density, historic preservation)
  • Transportation & Mobility (e.g., connections to the MAX bus rapid transit system, bicycle and pedestrian enhancements, intersection safety)
  • Open Space Networks (e.g., parks and open space, wildlife habitat, drainage and floodplain management)


The project also includes new conceptual designs for Prospect Road and Lake Street from Shields Street to College Avenue. Estimated costs and potential phasing of improvements are recommended.



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The West Central Area Plan was adopted by City Council on March 17, 2015. Extensive neighborhood outreach, events, and other engagement activities occurred throughout the development of the plan.


Ted Shepard | Chief Planner | 970-221-6343 |
Amy Lewin | Senior Transportation Planner | 970-416-2040 |
Rebecca Everette | City Planner | 970-416-2625 |

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