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A BIG Thank you to the City of Lakewood's Public Works Department for landing a $1 million grant for pedestrian connectivity! With an eye to the vision outlined in the West Colfax Action Plan, the possibilities presented in the 40 West Arts Urban Design & Mobility Concepts document recently adopted as part of the Lakewood Comprehensive Plan, and the safety and welfare of the citizens of adjacent neighborhoods, the Public Works Department built the case with CDOT for the urgent need for infrastructure improvements from the Lamar Street Station to West Colfax and were awarded a grant to plan and complete the work in 2013. In addition to detached sidewalks, the funding also includes a new roundabout at Lamar and 14th with a design that will accommodate a public art installation in this important 40 West Arts District corridor. A hearty Well Done! to all at the City involved in this project. This connectivity issue on Lamar Street was a top priority for our Business Improvement District. More details to come.
Congratulations to 40 West Arts for being selected by the Governor’s Office as a grant recipient and being named as an Emerging Creative District by the State of Colorado--a stellar accomplishment for an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that has yet to celebrate its first full year of operations. Forty-four different districts from 25 counties applied for the designation. The 15 winners not only receive grant funds, but also technical assistance to further enhance planning and development of their districts. Three cheers to the 40W Champion's Group for making this happen! Read more. . . Learn more about upcoming 40 West Arts events.
See Spotlight on Lakewood, featuring Don Marshall of Document Solutions USA and Joshua Ellison and Stephen Anthony of A&E Fine Woodworking. Read the recent story in the Denver Post about the BID's biggest current project: 40 West Arts.
BID Board meetings are scheduled for the 4th Tuesday of every other month at 3:30pm in the BID office at 1560 Teller Street. Call 303-275-3430 to confirm the meeting schedule. The next scheduled meeting is set for January 22, 2013 at 3:30pm. Check below for agendas or schedule changes.
This meeting is open to the public.
Don't miss the next WCCA meeting -- every 3rd Wednesday of the month at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design at 7:30am sharp. Click here for more West Colfax Happenings.
With the West Corridor of FasTracks coming in 2013, area businesses seek to leverage this new community asset through planning and programs that bolster the areas economic viability and attract new investment. The BID is working to revitalize the West Colfax Corridor by focusing on the following: