Station Area and Urban Center Planning Funds

The DRCOG Board has established an ambitious target of locating 25 percent of housing and 50 percent of employment in regionally designated urban centers between now and 2040. To support this goal DRCOG has allocated Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) funding for local governments to develop smaller area plans for station areas and urban centers (STAMP/UC).

Station area master plans and urban center studies create local visions and action strategies that ultimately assist in the implementation of Metro Vision, the region’s long-range plan for growth and development. There are four types of planning studies eligible through this funding opportunity: urban center study/station area master plan (original); next steps study; corridor-wide plan; and area planning and implementation strategies. 

Questions about this set-aside and current project applications may be directed to: Derrick Webb at or 303-480-6728.

Fiscal Year 2019 Projects

The current call for projects application period has closed. Final funding recommendations are anticipated to be presented to the DRCOG Board of Directors in February/March.

Metro Vision's urban centers element outlines how the Denver region can become an international model for healthy, livable communities. Vibrant urban centers connected by a robust multimodal network are central to this vision.