West Colfax Avenue & West Rail Line

Sign for Davies Chuck Wagon Diner on Colfax.

The West Colfax Avenue Corridor and adjacent West Rail Line in Lakewood is a unique, vibrant and thriving historic area home to the 40 West Arts District. The area has active business and neighborhood organizations working to continue to make the area a great place to work, live and do business. 

40 West ArtLine

The 40 West ArtLine is a 4-mile walking and biking arts experience in the heart of State-Certified 40 West Arts Creative District near historic West Colfax Avenue and the RTD W Line in Lakewood, Colorado. 

Community Plans 

West Colfax Vision 2040 Action Plan(PDF, 7MB)
Sheridan Station 20-Minute Neighborhood Implementation Strategy(PDF, 6MB)
40 West Arts Districts Design and Mobility Concepts(PDF, 23MB)
40 West Placemaking Implementation Plan(PDF, 49MB)

Development Resources

Resources may be available to assist with development projects.


West Colfax and the station areas are zoned for higher density, mixed-use and transit-oriented development. Find out more about the specific zone districts.

Interactive Zoning Map

40 West Arts District

The 40 West Arts District is a state-certified Creative District. Learn more about the arts district, its mission, programs and projects.

Community Partners

The city and its community partners, including the Lakewood West Colfax Business Improvement District, 40 West Arts and Mountair Park Community Farm, are spearheading the resurgence of the corridor.