Here's How You Can Give Feedback at This Week's Denveright Meetings

Earlier this year, Mayor Michael Hancock announced “Denveright,” a campaign designed to solicit community feedback as Denver revises four master-planning documents, including Blueprint Denver, that address growth and development of the city over the next twenty years.

On October 4 and 5, the city is hosting a number of community workshops that aim to collect residents' opinions on topics that include land use, zoning, transportation, parks, public transit and trail use.

There are four remaining meetings, set to take place at the following locations and times:
  • October 4, 3 – 5 p.m., Northeast Denver: New Hope Baptist Church, 3701 Colorado Boulevard
  • October 4, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Northwest Denver: North High School, 2960 Speer Boulevard
  • October 5, 3 – 5 p.m., Southeast Denver: Jewish Community Center, 350 South Dahlia Street
  • October 5, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Southwest Denver: College View Elementary, 2675 South Decatur Street
Interested in attending a workshop, but not entirely sure if it's worth the effort?

On Tuesday morning, Westword visited the first workshop at the McNichols Building to find out what kind of feedback the city is gathering and how residents are being asked to participate.

The rather impressive workshop was split up into four areas — one for each of the city plans — and had interactive elements such as maps, questionnaires, cards, stickers and jars that are designed to get residents thinking about their hopes and priorities for the future of the city.

Below, we've posted photos that show some of the ways you can provide feedback at the workshops. There are also a number of online surveys (available until October 14) that you can fill out at Denveright's website.

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Chris Walker is a freelancer and former staff writer at Westword. Before moving to the Mile High City he spent two years bicycling across Eurasia, during which he wrote feature stories for VICE, NPR, Forbes, and The Atlantic. Read more of Chris's feature work and view his portfolio here.
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