Sun Valley, one of Denver’s formally recognized neighborhoods is bound by Colfax Avenue and the Broncos Stadium on the north, Federal Boulevard on the west, 6th Avenue and the light industrial district on the south, and the South Platte River on the east. Currently, the disconnected street grid and concentrated poverty isolate Sun Valley from economic opportunity and area amenities, creating one of the lowest income neighborhoods in Denver with 80% of residents living in poverty.
In 2016, Denver Housing Authority (DHA) was awarded a $30 million Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) Implementation Grant from HUD for the Sun Valley Eco District (SVED) and DHA to implement the Sun Valley Neighborhood Transformation Plan. The resulting development plan includes the replacement of 333 obsolete public housing units with newly constructed, energy efficient developments on and off-site throughout the neighborhood. In total, the Plan will create over 800 mixed-income units in four phases.