Business Support

16th Street Mall Project

The City of Denver and the Downtown Denver Partnership have developed a variety of tactics to help remove some common roadblocks that businesses face during large construction projects.

Getting Started

Determining if your business is ready for project activity:  Complete a self-assessment. Start by completing this self-assessment. Your responses will help you think through how your business may be impacted and what you may or may not need to do to prepare

A toolkit to help you navigate the construction period: We have developed toolkits in English(PDF, 5MB) and Spanish(PDF, 5MB) that is the businesses’ ‘go-to’ for resources and information during this project. Bookmark it or download it so you can access it at any time — we are here for you and your business!


Business Grants

We will offer two grants to eligible businesses during the 16th Street Mall project. Applications for the first round of funding open on Monday, May 2.

Mitigation Grant

This is an early-stage grant of $2,000 to help businesses prepare for the project and potential revenue losses.

  • Apply early to support your pre-planning efforts; grants will be available after construction has started
  • Required application timelines for eligible businesses:
    • First chance to apply: 90 days prior to anticipated start date of block construction 
    • Last chance to apply: 180 days after start date of block construction

Access the online application

The following 16th Street Mall businesses have been awarded grant funding under the Small Business Support Program:

  • Brooklyn’s Finest Pizza
  • Aaron's GreenRides
  • Trash Panda Pedicabs
  • Blue Agave Grill LLC
  • The Clocktower Cabaret
  • Colorado Artisan Center
  • Denver Diamonds & Jewelry
  • SPORTSFAN
  • GG nails
  • HairLove Studio
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • J'adore Beauty Parlor
  • Menya Noodle Bar
  • Realty Access
  • Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream
  • Tin's Design
  • Williams, LLC
  • Penthouse Restaurant Cafe & bar
  • Pierret Designs
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Stabilization Grant

This is a later-stage grant of $7,500 or $15,000 to offset demonstrated revenue losses due to project impacts.

  • Business is experiencing a revenue decline of 10% or greater
  • Must provide financial documentation demonstrating revenue decline
  • $7,500 grants for businesses with annual gross revenue equal to or less than $100,000
  • $15,000 grants for businesses with annual gross revenue equal to or greater than $100,001
  • Required application timelines for eligible businesses:
    • First chance to apply: 45 days after start date of block construction
    • Last chance to apply: 45 days after end date of block construction

Access the online application

The following 16th Street Mall businesses have been awarded grant funding under the Small Business Support Program:

  • Aaron's GreenRides
  • Blue Agave Grill LLC
  • The Clocktower Cabaret
  • Colorado Artisan Center
  • Colorado Carriage Driver LLC
  • Pierret Designs Ltd
  • Realty Access
  • Tin's Design
  • Williams, LLC
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Eligibility

  • Less than $5 million in annual revenue
  • Retail, restaurant, hospitality and personal care services
  • Located within the eligible project boundaries as defined by the Active Construction Zone of the project between Market St. and Broadway.