The City and County of Denver is transforming a stretch of Bannock Street from 14th Avenue to Colfax Avenue into a versatile public gathering space that people on foot and on bikes can enjoy year-round and experience as a new gateway to Civic Center Park.
Bannock Street, which borders Denver’s iconic Civic Center Park has primarily served to move vehicle traffic for many years. Now, the goal is to bring Bannock Street itself into prominence, as a space to be enjoyed and celebrated, and serve as the front porch of Denver City Hall.
The Bannock Street Project is located between 14th Ave and Colfax Avenue.
The Bannock Street Project will unfold in two phases. On April 21, as part of Phase 1, Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) will close Bannock Street between Colfax Ave and 14th Avenue to vehicle traffic and reopen the stretch to the public in mid-May with tree planters and a colorful street mural.
Phase 1 Concept
The concept illustrations below show how Bannock could appear day to day and during a special event during Phase 1. Planters with trees and a colorful street mural will be added to the center of Bannock Street, flanked by bike lanes and existing sidewalk areas.
Vehicle access to Civic Center Park and the parking lot behind the McNichols Buildings will be maintained to support activities that occur at McNichols and in the park.
Phase 2 Concept
The long-term vision for how Bannock Street will look and operate will be determined through a public planning process that will kick off in 2020. Below are some conceptual drawings.
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