Eastlake Streetscape Conceptual Plan
The Eastlake Streetscape Conceptual Plan carries out a number of implementation strategies contained within the 2015 Eastlake Station Area Master Plan (STAMP) and 2017 Eastlake Subarea Plan. The goal of the Streetscape Plan is to enhance the accessibility, walkability and streetscape ambiance of Old Town Eastlake and therefore encourage economic vitality by guiding development and investment in the area.
This project develops streetscape plans for Lake Avenue, the east side of First Street, and York Avenue from 124th Avenue to Birch Street. The intent is to provide conceptual plans that facilitate the transformation of the transportation network into a livable complete streets concept. The Plan will include conceptual level costs for future implementation projects and conceptual designs that include landscaping, streetscaping, and streets and sidewalks that are Americans with Disabilities Act compliant.
The project focus is on Lake Avenue, the east side of First Street, and York Avenue from 124th Avenue to Birch Street. This project does not include the residential streets of Eastlake. A map of the project area is available in the 'Project Resources' links.
This plan is financed by the Denver Regional Council of Government's "Community Mobility Planning and Implementation (CMPI)" set-aside funding from the 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Currently, no funds have been set aside for implementation or construction of the plan recommendations.
It is anticipated that the creation of an Eastlake Streetscape Conceptual Plan will result in the following outcomes:
A prioritized and phased concept plan for infrastructure improvements.
Identification of an efficient, safe, and comfortable multimodal network connecting Old Town Eastlake to the adjoining rail station, surrounding neighborhoods, and the city's transportation network.
Stimulation of area reinvestment, promotion of private development, and a guide for public development.
Recognition of Eastlake's historic character to help create a unique sense of place.
A Virtual Community Open House was held on July 25, 2022
Please see the PDF version of the presentation and the presentation recordings linked on the right hand side of the page.
A Planning Session was held by City Council on March 29, 2022
Council directed staff to proceed with the preferred alternatives. Links to the City Council Planning Session recording and the Summary of Preferred Alternatives can be found on the right hand side of the page.
A Virtual Community Open House focusing on the project alternatives was held on January 10, 2022
Please see copy of the slideshow and recording of presentation given at this event under Community Outreach Events - Alternative Concepts on the right hand side of the page. The presentation is an analysis of the proposed alternatives for each street involved in the plan. A link to questions and comments during the meeting with responses and additional information is also on the right hand side of the page.
A Virtual Community Open House was held on September 20, 2021
Please see copy of the slideshow and recording of presentation given at this event under Community Outreach Events - Project Start-Up on the right hand side of the page. The presentation is an analysis of the existing conditions and key challenges and opportunities for improvement. A link to questions and comments during the meeting with responses and additional information is also on the right hand side of the page.
Please contact LongRange.Planning@thorntonco.gov or 303.538.7295 if you have questions or need more information