Improvement Projects

Colfax is Our Main Street: It’s Time for the City to Invest!

Sep, 20, 2016 admin Improvement Projects, News 0

Great Cities Have Great Main Streets. Shouldn’t We? Colfax Avenue is Denver’s historic main street, home to hundreds of locally-owned businesses and serving tens of thousands of residents. Yet the street has seen better days. Denver is booming, but Colfax is getting left behind. Four Colfax business improvement districts have proposed plans to make Colfax …

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West Colfax Connects to Activate the Lakewood Gutch with Wayfinding

Sep, 08, 2016 admin Improvement Projects, News 0
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West Colfax Connects: Continuing with our efforts to improve pedestrian mobility to support access to businesses for local residents, the district successfully received funding from the Colorado Health Foundation to connect West Colfax with surrounding neighborhoods, particularly Sun Valley as it undergoes major redevelopment.  The project will  increase ease of access  to Lakewood Gulch through …

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Improved Colfax Crossings: Plans Show New Cross Section

Sep, 08, 2016 admin Improvement Projects, News 0
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Proposed Street Designs and CIP Funding From a number of planning processes and surveys, most notably at during Re-imagine design demonstration, WCBID has heard many times that crossing Colfax is a major issue. This year we turned to developing designs to show how the infrastructure on Colfax be improved. Working with a local engineering firm …

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Two Spectacular Art Crosswalks on West Colfax!

Check out our newly installed crosswalks and intersection murals on West Colfax at Raleigh and Perry shown here and in person! Thanks to all the volunteers for their amazing contributions to the installations!  The outpouring of support made for an incredibly smooth and successful installation. This project in collaboration with Bluebird and Colfax business districts has been …

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Re-imagine W Colfax!

Aug, 01, 2015 admin Improvement Projects, News 0

The urban renaissance happening along Colfax means more and more destinations for bikers and pedestrians to visit, but getting there doesn’t always feel safe or comfortable on foot or bike. Re-imagine West Colfax transformed the Avenue, for one day, into a more people-oriented street with temporary installations including enhanced crosswalks, median refuges, wider sidewalks, small …

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Re-imagine West Colfax Design Demonstration

Jul, 30, 2015 admin Improvement Projects 0

  Our location and a layout for our one day demonstration project to Re-imagine West Colfax is set: the block of West Colfax between Tennyson and Utica, as shown. This layout was developed in a highly successful one-day technical workshop with volunteers from Alta Planning, Wilson & Company, Toole Design, HDR, Denver Public Works, CDOT and RTD. It …

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Double Your Dollars Offer to Match Pledges for Re-imagine W Colfax Crowdfunding Campaign Runs Thursday-Saturday

The Re-imagine West Colfax crowdfunding campaign has already raised $4,700 of the $11,000 budget for hard costs for the Design Demonstration! Now the WCBID will offer a Double Your Dollars matching donations to the crowdfunding campaign this Thursday through Saturday. This incentive encourages businesses and residents to join us in funding the design demonstration. The more …

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Prismatic Shelters by Emmett Culligan Now on Colfax!

New Wayfinding Signs Reflect Googie Influence! Bus Shelters by local artist Emmett Culligan are now installed on West Colfax.   Prismatic, with inflated steel columns inspired by the airstream, are in seven colors of the spectrum reflecting the diversity of the area, and are Colfax’s first artist designed bus shelters.   The shelter project also reflects unprecedented …

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District Wayfinding Draws on Mid-Century Design

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Signage designs for pedestrian wayfinding developed by the West Colfax BID draw on the “Googie” sign history of Colfax Avenue.   The designs, just recently completed, recall the quirky character of signage found along Colfax (sometime referred to as Googie), as well as tailfins and color palettes found in 1950’s Cadillacs.    As shown above, …

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Artist Selected for Bus Shelter Project

Adding artist-designed bus shelters to West Colfax Ave is the cornerstone of WCBID’s current mobility enhancement project.  Together with wayfinding signage, these shelters are intended to both create a distinctive identity for the district and improve the transit environment.    We are delighted to preview the preliminary design for the shelters, known as Prismatic by …

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