South Federal Green Boulevard

This green infrastructure project will improve water quality for areas on and around South Federal Boulevard between Alameda and Mississippi.

The City and County of Denver Department of Public Works and the Colorado Department of Transportation will implement several improvement projects along South Federal Boulevard, many of which were recommended in the 2017 Federal Corridor Report. These improvements are intended to create safer environments for pedestrians and transit users, improve water quality flowing to the South Platte River, improve air quality, enhance streetscapes, and create a sense of place that will benefit local businesses, residents and visitors.


The project will design and construct vegetated streetside stormwater facilities to improve the quality of stormwater runoff before it enters the stormwater system, ultimately making its way to the South Platte River. The improvements will primarily be constructed in the tree lawns between the curb and gutter.

Additional enhancements will include:

  • Intersection and signal improvements from Virginia to Jewell Avenues, with signal reconstructions at Exposition, Kentucky and Mississippi.
  • Center median construction from Alameda Avenue to Vassar Avenue.
  • Street repaving from Alameda Avenue to Louisiana Avenue.

Little Saigon Business District – Placemaking Initiative

This is a community-driven effort to identify key placemaking elements for the Little Saigon Business District and explore the formal creation of a Business Improvement District.


The South Federal Green Boulevard Project is located in one of Denver’s highest priority basins in most need of stormwater quality treatment. It has also been identified as a Community of Concern by the 2017 Vision Zero Action Plan due to the high concentration of traffic injuries and fatalities.


The project aims to address multiple city goals including:

  • Improving water quality flowing to the South Platte River.
  • Creating safer environments for pedestrians and transit users.
  • Reducing urban heat Island effects.
  • Providing tree canopy coverage.
  • Improving air quality.
  • Establishing a “sense of place” that will benefit local businesses, residents and visitors.

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