Area planning today is working to transform Denver’s Colfax Avenue back to a mixed-use, transit-enriched community main street. Learn how to implement regulatory, finance, and communication changes to encourage local investment in growing equitably and sustainably, while supporting small business and retaining scale and character on the many small lots and buildings along our commercial corridors.
In this forum we’ll share new approaches to zoning, adaptive reuse, business support services and property taxes. Lessons learned on Colfax may be applicable to other neighborhood nodes, community corridors and main streets in Colorado. Let’s start a wave of development possibilities that protect and enable small business and property owners to stay put, grow, and thrive!
Join us for the third conversation in this series on May 12, when Downtown Colorado, Inc. and our partners bring Jim Heid of UrbanGreen to help dive deeper into solutions for the Colorado’s small development challenge.
Jim Heid is a sustainable development advisor, land planner, and developer, whose focus is the creation of developments that provide a positive contribution to their environment, region, and residents. With over thirty years’ experience in the design and development of new community, urban infill, and resort developments, Jim is known to effectively resolve the complex layers of community design and real estate development using a variety of proven tools and best practices. He is motivated by the need to deliver high quality developments to a broader market – in an increasingly complex world of entitlements and financing – without compromising environmental, economic or placemaking objectives.
Jim Heid's Powerpoint
May 12th Powerpoint
Check out some of Jim Heid's Publications:
Growing Small: How Smaller, Infill Urban Developments are Making a Big Difference