The Union Neighborhood Vision Plan

Union Boulevard, from West Sixth Avenue to West Alameda Avenue, is an active, busy area with office buildings, hotels, apartments, restaurants and numerous other businesses. Changes in the neighborhood and what’s in store for its future have prompted concerns and community conversations about this high-profile area. As a result, Lakewood is launching a community planning effort called the Union Neighborhood Vision Plan to work with the neighborhood to develop a long-range vision for the future.

The goal of this planning effort is to discuss how the neighborhood would like to see the area evolve over the next 20 years, and it will cover the following topics:

  • How should the neighborhood function?
  • What type of uses for the land should be encouraged?
  • What should the design of the buildings look like?
  • What types of amenities are important to enhance the neighborhood?
  • Do there need to be changes to make walking in the neighborhood easier and safer?

We want to involve those who live and work in this neighborhood to develop this plan. This website will help residents, business owners and community members participate in this process and keep them informed about how their ideas and comments are shaping the plan.

You can participate in a number of ways:

  • Attend upcoming community meetings.
  • Take online surveys (click here).
  • Visit the “Ask a Question” section (click here).
  • Visit this site regularly for survey and meeting summaries.
  • Subscribe to this project to receive email updates (right side toolbar).


Union Boulevard, from West Sixth Avenue to West Alameda Avenue, is an active, busy area with office buildings, hotels, apartments, restaurants and numerous other businesses. Changes in the neighborhood and what’s in store for its future have prompted concerns and community conversations about this high-profile area. As a result, Lakewood is launching a community planning effort called the Union Neighborhood Vision Plan to work with the neighborhood to develop a long-range vision for the future.

The goal of this planning effort is to discuss how the neighborhood would like to see the area evolve over the next 20 years, and it will cover the following topics:

  • How should the neighborhood function?
  • What type of uses for the land should be encouraged?
  • What should the design of the buildings look like?
  • What types of amenities are important to enhance the neighborhood?
  • Do there need to be changes to make walking in the neighborhood easier and safer?

We want to involve those who live and work in this neighborhood to develop this plan. This website will help residents, business owners and community members participate in this process and keep them informed about how their ideas and comments are shaping the plan.

You can participate in a number of ways:

  • Attend upcoming community meetings.
  • Take online surveys (click here).
  • Visit the “Ask a Question” section (click here).
  • Visit this site regularly for survey and meeting summaries.
  • Subscribe to this project to receive email updates (right side toolbar).


  • Meeting 1: Vision

    2 months ago


    Thursday, April 11

    6 - 8 p.m.

    The Hampton Inn, Aspen/Spruce Room

    137 Union Blvd. (directions)

    The first meeting will discuss the community's vision for land use and character of the Union neighborhood. The planning area will be broken into three specific sections to focus on what land uses and functions make up each area, and how residents imagine that area to function in 20 years.

    A short presentation will be given and then meeting attendees will be invited to view each area’s materials in detail. A survey will be given to gather community comments on the area...


    Thursday, April 11

    6 - 8 p.m.

    The Hampton Inn, Aspen/Spruce Room

    137 Union Blvd. (directions)

    The first meeting will discuss the community's vision for land use and character of the Union neighborhood. The planning area will be broken into three specific sections to focus on what land uses and functions make up each area, and how residents imagine that area to function in 20 years.

    A short presentation will be given and then meeting attendees will be invited to view each area’s materials in detail. A survey will be given to gather community comments on the area as a whole as well as the three smaller planning areas.

    Meeting materials:


  • Meeting 2: Vision (repeat)

    2 months ago


    Wednesday, May 8

    6 - 8 p.m.

    The Hampton Inn, Aspen/Spruce Room

    137 Union Blvd. (directions)

    APRIL 12 UPDATE: This meeting will be a repeat of the April 11 meeting to ensure that all those who wished to attend are able.

    The second meeting will repeat the April 11 meeting to discuss the community's vision for land use and character of the Union neighborhood. The planning area will be broken into three specific sections to focus on what land uses and functions make up each area, and how residents imagine that area to function in 20 years.

    A...


    Wednesday, May 8

    6 - 8 p.m.

    The Hampton Inn, Aspen/Spruce Room

    137 Union Blvd. (directions)

    APRIL 12 UPDATE: This meeting will be a repeat of the April 11 meeting to ensure that all those who wished to attend are able.

    The second meeting will repeat the April 11 meeting to discuss the community's vision for land use and character of the Union neighborhood. The planning area will be broken into three specific sections to focus on what land uses and functions make up each area, and how residents imagine that area to function in 20 years.

    A short presentation will be given and then meeting attendees will be invited to view each area’s materials in detail. A survey will be given to gather community comments on the area as a whole as well as the three smaller planning areas.

    Meeting materials:


  • Meeting 3: Design

    3 months ago


    Thursday, June 6

    (Rescheduled from May 8 to June 6)

    6 - 8 p.m.

    The Hampton Inn, Aspen/Spruce Room

    137 Union Blvd. (directions)

    APRIL 12 UPDATE: This topic has been rescheduled from May 8 to June 6 to allow for a second Vision meeting.

    The third meeting will focus on building and site design. Attendees will be guided through an exercise to provide comments on building scale, building design, and other amenities.

    Meeting materials:


    Thursday, June 6

    (Rescheduled from May 8 to June 6)

    6 - 8 p.m.

    The Hampton Inn, Aspen/Spruce Room

    137 Union Blvd. (directions)

    APRIL 12 UPDATE: This topic has been rescheduled from May 8 to June 6 to allow for a second Vision meeting.

    The third meeting will focus on building and site design. Attendees will be guided through an exercise to provide comments on building scale, building design, and other amenities.

    Meeting materials:


  • Meeting 4: Draft Review

    3 months ago


    Thursday, June 27

    (Rescheduled from June 6 to June 27)

    6 - 8 p.m.

    The Hampton Inn, Aspen/Spruce Room

    137 Union Blvd. (directions)

    APRIL 12 UPDATE: This topic has been rescheduled from June 6 to June 27.

    The fourth meeting will present a draft of the Vision Plan for community review and comment.

    Meeting materials

    • Meeting materials will be available here after the June 27 meeting.


    Thursday, June 27

    (Rescheduled from June 6 to June 27)

    6 - 8 p.m.

    The Hampton Inn, Aspen/Spruce Room

    137 Union Blvd. (directions)

    APRIL 12 UPDATE: This topic has been rescheduled from June 6 to June 27.

    The fourth meeting will present a draft of the Vision Plan for community review and comment.

    Meeting materials

    • Meeting materials will be available here after the June 27 meeting.
  • Meeting 5: Final Presentation of Recommendations

    3 months ago


    Thursday, July 18

    (Rescheduled from June 27 to July 18)

    6 - 8 p.m.

    The Hampton Inn, Aspen/Spruce Room

    137 Union Blvd. (directions)

    APRIL 12 UPDATE: This topic has been rescheduled from June 27 to July 18.

    The fifth meeting will review the final recommendations.

    Meeting materials:

    • Meeting materials will be made available here after the July 18 meeting.


    Thursday, July 18

    (Rescheduled from June 27 to July 18)

    6 - 8 p.m.

    The Hampton Inn, Aspen/Spruce Room

    137 Union Blvd. (directions)

    APRIL 12 UPDATE: This topic has been rescheduled from June 27 to July 18.

    The fifth meeting will review the final recommendations.

    Meeting materials:

    • Meeting materials will be made available here after the July 18 meeting.