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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Get the Facts on Plans for St Anthony’s Redevelopment!

Nov, 25, 2013 admin News 0

With recent community focus and debate on the St Anthony’s General Development Plan,  two upcoming meetings provide an excellent opportunity to get the facts about the project and provide input to the Denver’s Planning Board.  First, the site developer, EFG, is hosting a meeting on: Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 6:00-7:30 P.M. at Cheltenham Elementary School …

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New Mobile App Maps West Colfax!

Oct, 21, 2013 admin News 0

Our new wayfinding app is available to preview!  This wayfinding app promotes pedestrian mobility by mapping and documenting places in West Colfax, including the business district, neighborhood assets, transportation context and history, both with information and images. By using mobile technology combined with a comprehensive neighborhood wayfinding signage system, we are able to highlight the …

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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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New Denver Business Tax Credit adds to Incentive Pool

Jun, 20, 2013 admin Business Support, News 0

There is a great new incentive available to Denver business owners that adds to those already available on West Colfax.   This is a tax credit on investments in business operations available to new and expanding businesses. The credit is available for investments in personal property, including machinery, equipment, and furniture for the years 2012-2016.   July …

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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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The Party Doesn’t Stop @ Perry! West Line Opening Festivities

Apr, 11, 2013 admin News 0

WCBID has recruited the Justice League of Street Food, street performers and B-Cycle for West Line Opening Festivities on Saturday April 27th.  Encompassing two sites, the Perry Street station and the block at the corner of Colfax and Raleigh, the event also features live music, from Spanish guitar to a civil war brass band at …

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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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Traveling Route 40: Call for Artists to Celebrate Colfax’s Urban Tapestry

Jan, 17, 2013 admin News 0

Are you an amateur or professional photographer with a vision of Colfax? The WCBID and its partners are now looking for photographs of Colfax for this traveling art show as part of the Month of Photography in March. The West Colfax BID, 40 West Arts and other Colfax partner districts from Aurora to Lakewood invite photographers …

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