Project Description: The current Colfax and Federal Boulevard Interchange consists of a large, grade-separated “cloverleaf” design. The 29 acre interchange uses a large amount of land to move vehicles through on and off ramps. This design creates dangerous conditions for pedestrians and cyclists, who must deal with high-speed traffic, unsafe crossings, and difficult-to-navigate connection points. In its current design the cloverleaf also poses challenges for drivers, with awkward wayfinding for some ramps.
Over the Colfax Clover will bring together community members, local technical experts and jurisdictional stakeholders to develop short- and long-term design solutions for an intersection that is safer and easier to navigate for all users. At a May 24 design charrette, engineers, urban planners, developers and agency officials will explore potential re-designs and land re-uses– a rare opportunity for industry experts and government agencies to efficiently workshop a critical equity issue. Based on these results, a newly formed community active living coalition will develop a design demonstration of potential short- and long term re-designs and re-uses.
- Community Vision: Work with the community to build community capacity and awareness
- Collaboration: Bring all of the stakeholders to the table to work together on solutions
- Design: Build consensus around redesign principles and test design option feasibility
- Prioritize: This has long been identified as a barrier for the communities it bisects; it is time to tackle this challenge and identify creative funding solutions.
March 16th, 2017: Initial Community Meeting from 6-7:30pm, 3275 W 14th Ave (at Irving). See flyer here.
May 24, 2017: Expert Design Charrette
August 26 or 27, 2017: Short-term Solutions Design Demonstration
Fall to winter 2017: Long-term Solutions Recommendation Plan and CIP funding request
Project Team: West Colfax Business Improvement District, WalkDenver, PlaceMatters and Michael Baker International.
Key Partners: Denver Housing Authority, Denver Environmental Health, Del Norte NDC, Denver Public Library, local schools and RNOS, Denver Public Works, CDOT and RTD. This multi-year project is funded through Kaiser Permanente.
For more information please contact: Dan Shah, West Colfax Business Improvement District at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-623-3232.