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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 WestColfax.org—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

"Watch this video featuring Lakewood City Council Member, Cindy Baroway, where she describes the incredible revitalization happening along historic West Colfax. Cindy highlights the state-certified creative district 40 West Arts as well as many of it partners, supporters and upcoming events such as MuralFest, a vibrant free arts festival coming August 8, 2015 to West Colfax." Watch it now!

"Sage Ann Scheer, Ph.D Announced as RMCAD President" Learn more...

"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...

"Local Project Documents Historic Structures on West Colfax in Lakewood."Read more via the Denver Post.

"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.

"Lakewood Brings Home TWO Best of Denver 2015 Westword Awards! #1 - Best New Public Art: At more than 22 feet high, artist Christopher Weed's monumental "Connected" wins Best New Public Art. Located at 14th & Lamar Roundabout. #2: Best Boundary-Pushing Theater in the Suburbs - The Edge Theatre wins its third award from the Westword in 2015. Congratulations! " Click here to learn more about the awards.

"Bill Marino, chairman of 40 West Arts was honored with the John Madden, Jr. Leadership Award from the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts for spearheading the creation and development of the Lakewood–West Colfax creative corridor." Click here to learn more.

"Golden Music, now located at 10395 W. Colfax, is giving new life to music education and fine stringed instruments." Read more via Lakewood Sentinel.

"Lakewood studio is glass act" Click here for full Lakewood Sentinel article about C&H Glassworks.

"Have you seen the new print, pilot edition of the magazine West Colfax? Pick up one in restaurants/offices along the corridor & at the 40 West Arts Gallery. " Click here to read the online magazine.

"Ten Best Commercial Signs on West Colfax" Click here for full Westword "Best of Denver" article.

"Lakewood Arts Council Lands Near Casa Bonita in 40 West Arts District" Click here for full Denver Post article.