Building Denver’s Green Commercial Corridor
To achieve its mission of revitalizing West Colfax, the BID has undertaken to recast West Colfax as Denver’s sustainable Main Street by making Colfax more multi-modal, pedestrian-friendly, and energy efficient. New sustainable BID projects include changes to the roadway to calm traffic and buffer pedestrians (described in on-street parking), streetscaping with solar pedestrian lights, and arranging free energy audits and matches to owner investments in energy efficiency improvements. The goal of these street and property investments is to make West Colfax more pedestrian friendly, transform the curb appeal of key retail locations, attract stronger, neighborhood serving retailers and their workers, and encourage others to make similar green investments in their property and businesses. All of these, together with the new light rail line, will unify West Colfax’s image around sustainable living and help create a thriving Main Street.
Check out the street to see more than $1.2 million in ROW projects, including the gateways to West Colfax, solar pedestrian lights and sustainable public art. More details on the West ColfaxGreen: Streetscape Project are found here including the streetscape master plan.