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.
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Live at Light Rail Program Launches in Summer 2016! 40 West Arts' new collaborative, community-focused cultural program, Live at Light Rail, brings musical performances during the summer months to the Lakewood-Wadsworth Light Rail Station. The first performance is set for Wednesday, May 25th at 4:30-6pm, featuring Rockley Music’s Youth Wind Ensemble, Big Band Theory. Read more about the program here.
The 2nd Annual West Colfax Lately Luncheon on April 28 was a huge success! This MUST-ATTEND event featured the comedy of Naughty Pierre and celebrated the ongoing renaissance of our historic West Colfax Corridor. We announced two West Colfax MOMENTUM Award winners and this year’s West Colfax LEGEND Award recipient: Joe Margotte, owner of Chicago Style Beef and Dogs.
Lakewood Goes Back-to-Back: Murphy Honored with CBCA Leadership Award
Former Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy was honored with the John Madden, Jr. Leadership Award from the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) at its annual Business for the Arts Awards luncheon, attended by more than 700 people on March 9. The award was presented to Murphy for his vision and unwavering support of the arts and creative enterprises throughout Lakewood. This signature Colorado event began more than thirty years ago as a way to salute exemplary arts and business partnerships across state. Congratulations to Bob and everyone who has helped support the thriving arts scene in Lakewood. We look forward to what is on the horizon!
WestFax Brewery holds their official grand opening party Saturday, March 19th from noon-10pm! Stop by to support the neighborhood's newest craft brewery. The first 50 pints purchased keep the glass with other giveaways throughout the day!
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.
November 16th: Lakewood Reinvestment Authority Approved $1.45M in public improvements for 40 West Arts District , 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 - 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.