North Bank Sub-Area Plan


North Bank

As the Kendall Yards development builds out and with the reconstruction of Riverfront Park, the potential for increased urban development exposes new needs and opportunities for the North Bank. Several ongoing planning efforts and recent development proposals highlight the North Bank's potential to be a major growth center for downtown.

These proposed developments face an array of regulations which do not effectively advance public objectives for a safe, vibrant, healthy city. Current regulations impact the height and design of buildings, adding complexity to development proposals and affecting the character of the North Bank. View the North Bank Development Environment map to explore these various layers of development regulation.


The North Bank Sub-Area Plan will focus on strategies to guide and optimize new development to ensure a vibrant North Bank for future generations. Planning for the North Bank will be a coordinated community effort of City staff, local stakeholders, key public representatives, and technical staff from partner agencies. A continuous public engagement strategy will be key to the planning process.

The North Bank Sub-Area Plan is part of a larger planning effort for the entire downtown called the Downtown Plan Update. View the website at

Additionally, the City has hired a consultant to conduct a Downtown Parking Study of demand and supply and develop a series of recommendations. Those recommendations are scheduled to be folded into the North Bank Sub-Area Plan as they are developed.

The planning process for the North Bank Sub-Area Plan will launch in late 2018 and conclude in mid-2019. Check back for updates!

Related Documents

Previous plans that have highlighted the importance of the North Bank:

Contact Information

Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information or with questions. Our dedicated North Bank Sub-Area Plan staff are listed below.

Melissa Wittstruck
Assistant Planner, Planning & Development

Kevin Freibott
Assistant Planner, Planning & Development

April Gunderson
Project Planner, Planning & Development