Lakewood-West Colfax Business Improvement District

Serving Lakewood's oldest and most historic commercial corridor, the Lakewood-West Colfax Business Improvement District (BID) and its partners are working with a broad spectrum of stakeholders to support the evolution of this historic corridor in a way that aligns with the vision and values of the community.

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Our Mission

The overarching goal is to help shape West Colfax into a vibrant destination where locals and visitors come to create fresh opportunities, connect with diverse experiences, and celebrate culture, both old and new. We have a clear message that is both a vision and an invitation to all who wish to join in the journey: Experience Lakewood’s West Colfax—a creative community . . . come and be a part of the renaissance!


Our Programs


40 West Arts District

40 West Art's a state certified Creative District located along historic Colfax Avenue in Northeast Lakewood, Colorado. They work to support and promote Lakewood West Colfax as a vibrant cultural and economic destination through community arts spaces and events, and by supporting creative activities and endeavors.

West Colfax Community Association

The West Colfax Community Association (WCCA) is a coalition of citizens, business owners, community leaders and local organizations working together to foster and sustain an engaged community and the economic vitality of the West Colfax Corridor.

Enterprise Zone

The Colorado Enterprise Zone (EZ) Program is designed to promote a business-friendly environment in economically distressed areas by offering state income tax credits that incentivize businesses to locate and develop in, and non-profit organizations to assist with the needs of these communities.

Colfax Art Fest

Previously known as West Colfax MuralFest, this vibrant arts festival evolves into its 5th year bigger and better as Colfax ArtFest. Join us on First Friday, August 2nd and party all night into Saturday August 3rd to celebrate the creative momentum of Colfax Avenue.

40 West Arts Placemaking Initiatives

Placemaking is essential to the mission and vision of 40 West Arts District. Placemaking transforms the surrounding physical landscape, increases community pride, builds a sense of place and creates visual markers for visitors and residents alike.

West Colfax Lately Magazine

West Colfax Lately is a glossy, print and online publication that showcases the people, places, and activities of the historic West Colfax Corridor. 

Creativity Lab of Colorado

The Creativity Lab of Colorado (the Lab) is a collection of collaborative capabilities, centered around creativity, innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit.

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of our community

This site is a resource for you. On this site, you can create a profile to add your business or organization to our directory and post activities and happenings to our corridor events page. The events and the directory appear here as well as on the West Colfax Community Association and 40 West Arts sites.

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