The 40 West Arts District is a finalist for the 2013 Live Work Play People's Choice Award, and the winner is chosen by metro area residents and businesses voting online.
Vote now before the deadline of noon, April 24. Let everyone know that 40 West is the best!
The Denver Regional Council of Governments presents the award to honor outstanding places, events and projects that support and contribute to livable communities. In just over three years, the idea of an arts district has gone from a fledging thought suggested during a community meeting as a way to vitalize an older, eclectic neighborhood and commercial corridor to a force in the metro area arts scene.
This report was created as part of a collaboration between the City and County of Denver, the City of Lakewood, the Denver Housing Authority and Metro West Housing Solutions. The Center for Transit-Oriented Development (CTOD) worked with these entities to create a strategy for implementing successful transit-oriented development (TOD) along the West Corridor light rail line of Denver's transit network, operated by the Regional Transportation District (RTD).
The City of Lakewood has begun a planning effort to increase multi-modal connectivity within the Downtown Lakewood area. The effort will focus on creating safe and convenient pedestrian and bike connections within the downtown area. Additionally, the study will evaluate transit options in the area, as well as possible connections to the West Corridor light rail stations at Wadsworth and the Federal Center.
The City of Lakewood is engaging the community to develop a Public Art Master Plan that will be adopted as an amendment to the Lakewood Comprehensive Plan. The creation of the Public Art Master Plan will involve collaboration between City staff, community organizations, business associations, property and business owners, residents, and other stakeholders. The planning process will involve working with these stakeholders to identify a vision and future direction for public art in Lakewood and to establish goals and action steps to implement the vision.