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14th Street Construction Affects Parking and Traffic Around Arts Complex
By Amy Lindsey
Wednesday, December 29, 2010

14th Street Construction Affects Parking and Traffic Around Arts Complex

The 14th Street streetscapping initiative is now underway and construction will affect parking and traffic along 14th Street between Market and California. If you are planning a visit to the Arts Complex, we advise an alternate route.

Beginning January 3 all parking meters in front of the Arts Complex will be temporarily removed. From March 15 – May 15, construction will also affect the meters between 13th and 14th on Champa Street.

Overview of 14th Street Initiative

On November 3, 2009, 14th Street property owners and electors voted to contribute $4 million to the overall $14 million cost of a large-scale streetscaping project through the formation of a general improvement district. Through this public-private initiative, sidewalks will be expanded, encouraging outdoor seating and ground floor shopping and dining uses that will bolster the experience one has when walking down the street. Key elements include the addition of about 200 trees, as well as new flower planters, better “wayfinding” signage, crosswalk bulb-outs, improved pedestrian lighting, decorative street corner monuments, bike racks and enhanced maintenance.  A dedicated bicycle lane will be added in the street and on-street parking will be retained.

14th Street is becoming known as the “Ambassador Street” due to the diversity of visitor-oriented uses found along this corridor, including the Colorado Convention Center, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the Hyatt Regency at Colorado Convention Center, and four other new or recently-constructed hotels. Altogether, $1.5 billion in public and private investments have been made along the corridor since 2002. The new streetscaping project will build on these investments to strengthen this new identity.  The district covers the entire the 12 block length between Market Street and Colfax Avenue and extends approximately one-half block on either side of 14th Street.

View a copy of the 11/3/09 Press Release announcing the formation of the District.


  
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