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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

Two new business openings in February at Lamar Station Plaza! The WestFax Brewing Company and The Gallery of Everything, both located at the resurgent Lamar Station Plaza, will open their doors in February. Subscribe to our newsletter or social media channels to receive details on official grand openings! Join us for WCCA’s general meeting on February 17th, 7:30am at 40W Gallery (1560 Teller St.), where owners of each business will provide an overview of their operations.

On January 21, 2016, Momentum Development breaks ground on West Line Flats! This is GREAT news for the West Colfax corridor! It is the first all-market rate, TOD project right on the W Line—150+ multi-family units at 13th & Newland with a super hip vibe and appealing amenities, including a dog park, a dog wash, a bike & ski shop, and built-in available co-working space—all in a certified healthy environment.

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.

"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...

"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.