Connecting the Justice Center to Downtown

One of the comments on the previous Justice Center post (hey Jeff!) made a point about the connection of the complex to Downtown – or the lack thereof.  As it happens, the City – through a separate effort – has plans to improve the connection to the Justice Center along Tremont Street.   A new triangular plaza on the north side of Colfax will provide a transition to the Justice Center plaza, strengthening both the pedestrian link to Downtown and the visual relationship of the complex to the Trinity Methodist Church at the northern terminus of Tremont Place.  (Images courtesy of studioINSITE LLC.)



By | 2013-11-13T12:24:36+00:00 March 25, 2010|Categories: Civic Center, Public Spaces, Urban Design|Tags: |4 Comments


  1. Phil March 25, 2010 at 10:14 am

    That is not a very good connection. It’s supposedly along the “pedestrian axis” yet cuts through a median in congested Colfax. Maybe from the air the connection is visible, but it’s certainly not walkable. Definitely a fail.

  2. jeff March 25, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Thanks for the update! I’m glad they thought about it in their planning, I bet it will look very nice…I know it’s impossible, but how great would it have been to see that walkway continue on the same path, and connect somewhere near the convention center? I don’t think I’d miss anything that stands in its way…

  3. Eleanor March 26, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Interersting. Thanks

  4. John March 26, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    You have to remember that this is a jail, not a community rec-center. I would rather the City of Denver concentrate its efforts on making other parts and Civic Center and the Golden Triangle more ped friendly, rather than a place where people are supposed to stay put (e.g. convicts).

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