About Us

West Colfax has been at the epicenter of entrepreneurial and cultural activities for more than 150 years. Now, with the opening of light rail (W Line), the emergence of 40 West Arts District, and the opportunities created by both Lakewood’s newly unveiled Zoning Ordinance, and the abundance of under-utilized properties, the corridor is buzzing with energy as it enters the early stages of revitalization. Combined with the Lakewood City leadership and its commitment to renewal, West Colfax is rife with opportunities for new and existing businesses.

Below are the organizations working together to ENERGIZE the West Colfax Corridor:

Lakewood-West Colfax Business Improvement District (BID)

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•   Advocates for economic development and capital investment for the district
•   Serves as the operational platform for 40 West Arts and West Colfax Community Association (WCCA)
•   Provides a stable funding mechanism and a platform for grants, IGAs, & other funding opportunities
•   Partners with other agencies and private businesses to advance mission
CLICK to learn more about the Lakewood-West Colfax BID

West Colfax Community Association (WCCA)

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•   Serves the community by providing reliable community information and a forum for dialogue
•   Provides a unified voice for community advocacy
•   Supports partner organizations with an aligned mission: to revitalize the West Colfax corridor
•   Supports partner organizations with an aligned mission: to revitalize the West Colfax corridor

CLICK to join WCCA.

40 West Arts District

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•   Creates and promotes community arts spaces and community arts events
•   Showcases the creative and cultural attributes of the people and places in our community.
•   Supports and seeks to expand the creative, cultural, and economic vitality of the region.

40 West Arts has its own website. . .Learn more about scheduled events and exhibitions at www.40WestArts.org.

CLICK to join 40 West Arts.

What else do you need to know about West Colfax. . .

West Colfax, the historic epicenter of entrepreneurial and cultural activities in Lakewood, is rife with opportunities for business innovators.  Find out why!

The W Rail Line
New Zoning Ordinance
40 West Arts District
Lakewood – West Colfax BID
WCCA

In addition to the significant impact of light rail and the continued momentum of 40 West Arts, more than $2M of capital improvements have already been approved for the corridor in the 2014-2015 timeframe, including median beatification, sidewalk expansion, pedestrian amenities, and multiple public art installations. Also, early-stage planning is underway to organize a district-wide trolley to connect creative destinations with local hospitality establishments and Lakewood’s new downtown at Belmar. The renaissance is beginning! Join in . . .

Lakewood-West Colfax Business Improvement District
West Arts District  |  West Colfax Community Association
CONTACT: William P. Marino – 303-275-3430 or info@westcolfax.org