Eastlake Streetscape Conceptual Plan

Project Background

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. 

Project Area

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.

Project Funding

The project 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). 

Project Process and Timetable

The City has hired the consultant team of Livable Cities Studio to help prepare the Eastlake Streetscape Conceptual Plan and conduct community outreach. Below is a draft project schedule including when Council will be notified of project activities and the timing and nature of community engagement. 

Eastlake Streetscape Conceptual Plan Estimated Timeframe

Estimated TimeframeProject PhaseCouncil Report OutCommunity Outreach
June – Sept 2021  (completed)
Task 1: Project Start Up, Data Collection, and AnalysisCouncil Planning Session held July 20, 2021
Stakeholder Meetings and site walks
June – Sept 2021  (completed)
Task 2: Identification of Project Goals, Intent, and PrioritiesEmail update to Council
A Virtual Community Open House was held on September 20, 2021 6-7:30 p.m. see copy of slideshow, recording of presentation and responses to comments and questions on right hand side of page
Sept – March 2022 (underway)
Task 3: Alternatives and Preferred AlternativeCouncil Planning Session held March 29, 2022
Stakeholder Meetings
Community Meeting
Online Survey

A Virtual Community Open House was held on January 10, 2022 from 6-7:30 p.m. Please see the copy of slideshow, recording of presentation and responses to comments and questions on right hand side of page
March – August 2022Task 4: Development of Conceptual PlansEmail update to CouncilStakeholder Meetings
April – October 2022Task 5: Prioritization for Implementation and PhasingFinal Council Planning SessionCommunity Open House


Project Outcomes

 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.

Stay Informed

The city will be providing opportunities for property owners and other interested parties to be involved throughout the process. Information about the project and ways in which the community can participate will be posted here as the plan progresses.

A Planning Session was held by City Council on March 29, 2022. Council directed staff to proceed with the preferred alternatives. Click here to view the recording. Click here to view the preferred alternatives for each street involved in the plan.


The city is inviting stakeholders who are impacted directly by the Preferred Alternatives to attend an onsite open house on April 12, or to contact the city to set up a meeting. The contact information for Policy Planning can be found at the bottom of the page, and the full letter to all stakeholders can be found here and on the right hand side of the page.


Previous Events: 

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 policy.planning@thorntonco.gov or 303.538.7295 if you have questions or need more information


Project Resources
Other Eastlake Planning Projects
Preferred Alternatives (March-April 2022)
Community Outreach Events - Alternative Concepts (January 2022)
Give Us Your Opinion - Fill Out The Survey!
Community Outreach Events - Project Start-Up (August-September 2021)
Give us your opinion - fill out the Survey!