Welcome to our page.

The West Denver Renaissance Collaborative (WDRC) was created to provide integrated planning and collaboration around changing conditions, planning initiatives, and public investments in west Denver, with the goal of elevating assets and outcomes for existing residents.

WDRC is a collective impact organization integrating the efforts of community members, public agencies, non-profits, and foundations working to support an evolving west Denver.

 

Contact

➤ LOCATION

West Denver
Denver, Colorado

✉ CONTACT

mywdrc@gmail.com

 
 
 

OuR Mission

The WDRC mission is to facilitate the revitalization of West Denver in an equitable fashion by improving the livelihood of existing residents and preserving and amplifying the rich multicultural character. Learn more about our mission.

 
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Where we Work

The WDRC focus area includes 3 city council districts, 9 neighborhoods, 6,400 acres, 24,000 households, and 64,000 community members.

We work with residents, businesses, organizations, and leaders from Athmar Park, Barnum/Barnum West, La Alma/Lincoln Park, Sun Valley, Valverde, Villa Park, West Colfax, and Westwood.

 
 
Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.
— JANE JACOBS, THE DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT AMERICAN CITIES
 

How we work

All WDRC community outreach, strategies, and implementation is pursued collaboratively with local community members and partners including the West Denver Community Leadership Committee (WDCLC), our resident leaders living and working in the WDRC focus areas. Learn more about the WDCLC.

 

All of our work focuses on the top community priorities as identified by the west Denver community:

  1. HOUSING AFFORDABILITY & MINIMIZING DISPLACEMENT

  2. PEDESTRIAN SAFETY & CONNECTIVITY

  3. LEADER SUPPORT & ADVOCACY

  4. BUSINESS DISTRICT SUPPORT & PARTNERING

  5. COORDINATION ON AREA PROJECTS, INVESTMENTS, & OPPORTUNITIES

 

Who Funds Us

WDRC Organizational Funders

Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO)

DEDO is dedicated to advancing economic prosperity for the City of Denver, its businesses, neighborhoods and residents.

Denver Housing Authority (DHA)

DHA’s serves the residents of Denver by developing, owning, and operating safe, decent and affordable housing in a manner that promotes thriving communities.

Enterprise Community Partners (ECP)

Enterprise creates opportunity for low- and moderate-income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities.

 

WDRC Project Funders & Partners

Sun Valley Community Connectors
Denver Housing Authority
The Kresge Foundation
The Denver Foundation

Housing Affordability & ADU Pilot Program
Denver Housing Authority
SPARCC
Fannie Mae
Habitat for Humanity Metro Denver
Denver Community Planning & Development
Denver Economic Development & Opportunity
FirstBank
BuCu West

WDRC Business District Support
WalkDenver
Denver Economic Development & Opportunity
Neighborhood Equity & Stabilization Team (NEST)
BuCu West
West Colfax BID
Colorado Health Foundation
Network for Places
USBank
SPARCC
Mile High Connects

Neighborhood & Leader Support
Denver Architectural Foundation
Neighborhood Equity & Stabilization Team (NEST)