A Critical Corridor

The three-mile stretch of 72nd Avenue between Pierce and Zuni Streets is one of the city’s original and major transportation routes. It is in the heart of historic Westminster, and it provides important east-west connections to:

  • Schools 
  • Businesses & services
  • Neighborhoods
  • Parks, open spaces, and trails
  • Westminster Station (served by the RTD B-Line)
  • and other key destinations within Westminster and beyond

This corridor has great potential for enhancements that will provide better accommodations for all modes of travel and boost economic vitality in this diverse part of our city.

We need your input!

Westminster needs your help to inform a community vision for 72nd Avenue – one that enhances travel, comfort, placemaking, and safety along this corridor whether you drive, walk, bike, scoot, wheel, or take transit. Opportunities to engage, both in-person and online, will be posted here and promoted through various communication channels from the City. Please stay tuned for more opportunities.  Fow now, please join the conversation by commenting on the following:

roperty and business owners along the corridor, community partners like schools and emergency service providers, our neighboring communities, and regional partners like RTD will be involved in key stakeholder conversations and community advisory committees. The project team will establish these groups and engage them at each phase of the project to gather invaluable input to support the community vision and develop the concept design alternatives for 72nd Avenue.

The Study Process

Phase 1 – Data Collection & Community Visioning
Collect and analyze data to understand how 72nd Avenue functions today and gather community ideas for improvements that will enhance mobility.

Phase 2 – Ideas for Improvement
Present an initial set of ideas generated from technical analysis and community input. Gather feedback to refine and progress ideas.

Phase 3 – Design Concepts
Present design concepts that help the community fully visualize the possibilities. Gather feedback for final refinements and prioritization of how projects may be funded or implemented.

Phase 4 – Final Plan & Next Steps
Present a plan for future enhancements that reflects the needs of the community and provides Westminster with a recommended path forward to pursue funding.

Funding for consultant services:
Denver Regional Council of Governments Grant - $190,417
City of Westminster Match - $39,583