Initiative 5.i – Complete the physical reconstruction of the 16th Street Mall:
See update for Initiative 3.i.
Initiative 5.ii – Address aggressive panhandling and other safety and social issues:
VISIT DENVER is partnering with the Downtown Denver Partnership and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District to implement the Security Action Plan to ensure downtown is a safe and welcoming place for all.
Initiative 5.iv – Implement visitor intercept studies on destination experiences and perceptions and take strategic and appropriate steps on findings:
Intercept studies are underway during spring/summer 2017 to receive feedback from Denver visitors about their experience.
Initiative 5.v – Activate parks and public spaces with visitor-friendly amenities (e.g. café, public fountain, signature art, seating):
Denver Parks and Recreation has unveiled The Outdoor Downtown plan, which will guide efforts to obtain additional open space and enhance existing spaces.
Initiative 5.vi – Encourage the development of more quality retail in downtown Denver, especially focused near the 16th Street Mall:
Target and Sephora have both recently announced new stores to be located on the Mall, offering downtown residents, workers and visitors additional retail opportunities.