Overview

The neighborhoods of Elyria & Swansea are located in northeast Denver with boundaries along the South Platte River to the west, Colorado Boulevard to the east, and 40th Avenue to the south.5 Both neighborhoods are about to undergo massive redevelopment projects including the I-70 expansion now called Central 70,6 the National Western Complex7 redevelopment, and RTD’s new light rail stations.8 These projects come after decades of neglect. The two neighborhoods have been separated from the rest of the city, which has left residents exposed to more pollution and without basic resources, including grocery stores. Originally settled by eastern European industrial workers, Elyria & Swansea are now home to 6000 residents, 84% of whom are Hispanic/Latino.9 Being close to downtown with relatively affordable cost of living makes Elyria & Swansea an attractive area for development.

Una descripción general

Los vecindarios Elyria y Swansea están localizados en el norte oeste de Denver con los limites a lo largo del rio platte sur a oeste, Colorado Boulevard al este, y sur de 40th Avenue. Los dos vecindarios están a punto de someterse a una remodelación masiva de proyectos, incluyendo, la expanción de I-70 ahora llamada 702 Central, la remodelación del National Western Complex, y las nuevas estaciones light rail de RTD. Los proyectos vienen después de muchas décadas de negligencia. Los dos vecindarios han sido separados del resto de la ciudad, por lo cual a dejado varios residentes expuestos a polución y sin recursos básicos incluyendo supermercados. Originalmente colocado por trabagadores industriales de este Europa, Elyria y Swansea son casa a 6000 residentes, 84% por los cual son Hispanos. Por estar tan cercano al centro de la ciudad y con relativamente bajo costo de vida, Elyria y Swansea es una área atractiva para una remodelación.

proposed land use in elyria-swansea

City and County of Denver. “ELYRIA & SWANSEA NEIGHBORHOODS PLAN.” Feb 2015. PDF. https://www.denvergov.org/content/dam/denvergov/Portals/646/documents/planning/Plans/Elyria_Swansea_Neighborhood_Plan.pdf [Downloaded on 23 Apr 2016]

City and County of Denver. “ELYRIA & SWANSEA NEIGHBORHOODS PLAN.” Feb 2015. PDF.
https://www.denvergov.org/content/dam/denvergov/Portals/646/documents/planning/Plans/Elyria_Swansea_Neighborhood_Plan.pdf [Downloaded on 23 Apr 2016]