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The West Colfax Corridor

is a remarkable convergence of opportunity.

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The many quality parks and recreation facilities

enrich the quality of life for the West Colfax community.

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RMCAD infuses the West Colfax Corridor with creativity

and delivers a first-class student experience.

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The new W Rail Line is a catalyst for West Colfax economic activity,

connecting Lakewood to Denver and beyond.

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Rockley Music, located on West Colfax since 1946,

is one example of the multi-generational businesses within the corridor.

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The opening of the 40 West Arts District was a tribute

to the community and signaled a renaissance along the West Colfax corridor.

Welcome to West Colfax in Lakewood!

Welcome to—home to the West Colfax Community Association and the Lakewood-West Colfax Business Improvement District—and the many businesses and local groups who support us. 

Why West Colfax? The West Colfax story is as vivid and varied as any in the country. It comes with its own lore, its own brand—and a history rich in character and creativity. As the historic heart of Lakewood, West Colfax has seen both high and low times. Now, the West Colfax Corridor is re-emerging from re-routed traffic patterns and the resulting economic impact. The renaissance is beginning—right before our eyes!

Learn more about our organizations and the catalytic activities happening here at About Us. To connect with policymakers and active community members, attend a WCCA meeting, 7:30am every 3rd Wednesday at 1560 Teller Street. 

Have a business in the West Colfax corridor? Post a listing here to be included in our directory.
Planning an event you’d like to appear on our West Colfax calendar? Click here to submit it.

Top Stories

BREAKING NEWS! November 16th: Lakewood Reinvestment Authority Approved $1.45M in public improvements for 40 West, including funds for signage, wayfinding, pedestrian amenities and new programmable public spaces (with dedicated easements) at Lamar Station Plaza.

November 18th: Lakewood Planning Commission Approved a Special Use Permit, paving the way for a $10M development at 9300 W. Colfax that includes 10,000+ sf of retail frontage on W. Colfax with top-of-the-market self storage in the rear.

"Colorado Gives Day: Donations matched! Schedule your donation for the 501(c)3 nonprofit, 40 West Arts today; no need to wait until Dec. 8th! PLUS, the Lakewood-West Colfax BID will match dollar-for-dollar all donations made between November 1 through the end of Colorado Gives Day (Dec. 8). Note: If donating before Dec. 8, be sure to select the Donation Type - CO Gives Day to have your donation applied on December 8, which allows us to get a share of the $1 Million Incentive Fund. We are grateful for every donation, regardless of the amount. Thank you very much!!

"Have you heard of RMCAD'S NEW Business For the Creative Industries Program? -- The Bachelor of Art in Business for the Creative Industries program is now being offered at RMCAD (also online) and is designed to be a hybrid of academic disciplines, which prepare students for successful careers in the creative economy. Learn more...

"Festival of Trees" is coming this month to Colfax! After a decade hiatus, the holiday event which ran for more than 25 years selects Lakewood's 40W Arts District for its return! Mark your calendar for November 25th through December 13th. Learn more...

"Joe Margotte & Chicago Style Inducted into Vienna Beef's Hall of Fame. Vienna Beef, a company synonymous with Chicago, sent representatives to town on August 10 to present Joe Margotte and Chicago Style Restaurant with their highest honor--induction in to the Vienna Beef Hall of Fame. This exclusive honor was bestowed on only four people in the entire country this year--and our very own Joe was one of them. Congratulations to the Margotte family and the entire Chicago Style team!"

"WestLink Apartments at Oak Station - Now Open - Learn more about these new luxury apartment homes located at 1665 Pierson Street (near Colfax & Quail). Clubhouse is open for tours Mon.-Fri. 9am-7pm, Sat. 10am-5pm and Sun. 12pm-5pm." Learn more...

"WHAT A REMARKABLE COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENT: The Artspace proposal was passed by City Council. On April 13, Lakewood City Council chambers erupted in applause when the votes were cast. Artspace was approved by a unanimous vote." Click here to learn more.