Smart Growth

Making a Visible Difference in Communities: Colorado

Denver, CO

EPA is providing assistance to help Denver implement an Area Plan for the Decatur/Federal Station area. The Denver Housing Authority is creating a master plan for a high-density, mixed income, rental and ownership community that includes mixed-use commercial space.

A primary goal is to explore “EcoDistrict” solutions for multiple sustainability issues, such as:

  • energy
  • water management
  • transportation
  • food production

Components of the Plan where EPA will be most involved include 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.