Building off the success of the High Line Canal’s Vision Plan, Agency, inpartnership with Livable Cities Studio and with the support of Sasaki, helped the High Line Canal Conservancy and community envision a bold future for the Canal called the Framework Plan. The Canal is the Denver region’s extraordinary, 71-mile long irrigation channel turned recreational trail amenity. To turn the community-driven and award-winning vision into reality, the Framework Plan developed tangible and powerful next steps for implementation, with greater development of the physical framework and opportunity areas.
Completed in the Spring of 2019, this phase of work includes designs for both individual opportunity sites and broad-reaching systems. Priorities include closing gaps in the trail system, adding amenities and activity nodes along the Canal, developing standard trail cross-sections, and piloting stormwater improvement projects. Collectively, these projects will improve the ecological health of the corridor, ensure equitable access, and enhance the quality of user experiences.