Improving West Colfax

Prismatic Shelters & Signs Promote Transit & Walking on Colfax

Googie Influence & Inflated Steel The colorful bus shelters on West Colfax were designed and fabricated by local artist Emmett Culligan.   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 …

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Walk for Walkability and Preview our new Microbrew this Saturday!

Help make walking in West Colfax safer, more enjoyable and accessible.  Come walk with us and build a   crowdsourcing approach to infrastructure planning in conjunction with Place/Matters and Walk Denver.  On tw0 upcoming “walk audits”, you can invest in neighborhood and business corridor change by documenting and assessing pedestrian conditions.  To join us:

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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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St Anthony Hospital Site Redevelopment Well Underway

Sloans Lake South Enviro Finance Group’s plans for the redevelopment of St Anthony’s into Sloan Lake South have advanced at a steady clip in 2013.  As anyone from the area can attest, its location on Sloans Lake has a lot to do with this progress, that now includes preliminary approval of financing tools and a …

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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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Mile High Vista

In March, 2011, the Urban Land Conservancy acquired this two-acre parcel zoned C-MX-12 located as the natural gateway to West Colfax and Irving Street and now known as Mile High Vista.  The property sits on the West Colfax corridor connecting downtown and west Denver and is near multiple transit options including light rail and bus.  …

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WCBID Opens Call for Artists: Art Bus Shelters

Artist designed Bus Shelters are a centerpiece of our current mobility project.  WCBID is currently soliciting interest from artists for art bus shelters at the locations shown in this image through a Call for Artists.  Please help us get the word out before the deadline to respond of June 28th!

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Mobility Project to Improve Pedestrian and Transit Environment

The WCBID has received just under $350,000 in Federal Funds to design and install improvements to the pedestrian environment and transit experience in West Colfax.  By installing art bus shelters, wayfinding signage and other improvements, this project will leverage new investments like light rail and the public library and knit them together with the district …

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Traveling Route 40 Now Open on West Colfax with Opening Event Friday

Traveling Route 40, the juried exhibit of Colfax photos, is now up in West Colfax at Confluence Ministries (1400 Quitman). Join us this Friday April 5th from 5-7pm for an opening with wine and cheese, and take in not only remarkable photos of Colfax but also plans for St Anthony’s redevelopment and our mobility project.   …

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New Façade Improvement Grants Available

Changes Large and Small Underway on Colfax DENVER, CO ­— Thursday, Feb.11, 2013 — Denver businesses on East and West Colfax Avenue will be getting new coats of paint, windows and exterior lighting with grant support from The Fax Partnership and West Colfax Business Improvement District in 2013. The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) …

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West Colfax B.I.D.

phone — 303/623-3232
fax— 303/951-3484

3275 W 14th Ave, #202
Denver, CO 80204


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