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Community Plans


Comprehensive Plan: 

Lakewood 2025: Moving Forward Together

The Lakewood Comprehensive Plan is an advisory document that guides the development and redevelopment of the City of Lakewood. The Plan contains a set of goals and action steps that provides guidance to the Planning Commission and City Council when making decisions. It is intended to improve and enhance the City's livability, economic viability, transportation and sustainability.

Comprehensive Plan Chapters: 

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Purpose of the Comprehensive Plan
  • Plan Organization
  • Planning Process & Community Input


Chapter 2: Background
  • History
  • Regional Context & Setting
  • Land Use
  • Demographics
2015 Comprehensive Plan Cover
Chapter 3: Moving Forward
  • Community Vision
  • Future Employment & Population Growth
  • Mile High Compact & Urban Growth Boundary
  • City Image, Character & Urban Design


Chapter 4: Lakewood Lives
  • Neighborhoods
  • Housing
  • Family Services
  • Historic Preservation
  • Arts & Culture
  • Parks, Trails & Recreation
  • Schools & Libraries
  • Public Services


Chapter 5: Lakewood Innovates
  • Citywide Economic Development Strategies
  • Growth Areas
  • Community Activity Areas
  • Neighborhood Activity Areas
  • Future Activity Areas
  • Industrial Areas 


Chapter 6: Lakewood Moves
  • Multi-Modal Transportation System
  • Future Transportation Improvements
  • Complete Streets
  • Way-finding & Informational Sign Opportunities


Chapter 7: Lakewood Sustains
  • City Leadership & Role
  • Air Quality & Climate
  • Water
  • Biodiversity, Natural Resources & Ecosystem Services
  • Energy in Built Environments
  • Waste


Chapter 8: Implementation
Appendix: Glossary of Terms


Citywide Plans

Citywide plans are adopted plans that provide guidance and direction on specific citywide topics.


Community Resources Master Plan
Historic Preservation Plan
Lakewood Bicycle System Master Plan
Lakewood Public Art Master Plan
Sustainability Plan


Implementation Plans

Implementation plans are adopted plans that provide specific implementation steps relating to such things as connectivity, design, way finding and landscape standards.


Downtown Lakewood Connectivity and Urban Design Plan
Federal Center/Union Boulevard Corridor Connectivity Plan
Union Boulevard Urban Design Plan
40 West Arts District Urban Design and Mobility Concepts
Sheridan Station 20-Minute Neighborhood Implementation Strategy
West Colfax Vision 2040 Action Plan


Joint Master Plan

A joint master plan is an adopted plan that is developed in partnership with multiple jurisdictions or parties.


Plan Rooney Valley
Joint Rooney Valley Development Standards


Archived Plans

Neighborhood Plans

Addenbrooke/Belmar Neighborhood Plan
Edgewood Neighborhood Plan
Eiber Neighborhood Plan 
Jefferson Gardens Neighborhood Plan
Lasley Neighborhood Plan
Molholm Area Plan
Morse Park Neighborhood Plan
North Alameda Area Plan
South Alameda Area Plan


Station Area Plans

Garrison Street Station Area Plan
Lamar Street Station Area Plan
Oak Street Station Area Plan
Sheridan Boulevard Station Area Plan
Union Corridor Station Area Plan
Wadsworth Boulevard Station Area Plan

Special Area Plans

Federal Center Comprehensive Plan
Jewell and Wadsworth Specific Area Plan


Corridor Plans

Alameda Cornerstone Plan
Mississippi Avenue Strategic Plan
North Kipling Street Strategic Plan
North Wadsworth Boulevard Corridor Plan
Sheridan Boulevard Strategic Plan
West Colfax Avenue Action Plan



Contact Information:

Comprehensive Planning and Research
Civic Center North
470 S. Allison Pkwy.
Lakewood, CO 80226
Direct: 303-987-7515 | Email: