14th Street Complete
Improvements have transformed 14th Street into Denver's "Ambassador Street", welcoming visitors to the Downtown area with an enhanced pedestrian experience, improved livability, and opportunities for retail and business.
The streetscape and sidewalk enhancements along 14th Street between Market Street and Colfax Avenue include the following:
- Bicycle-friendly amenities including new bike racks and a dedicated bike lane which connects the Cherry Creek trail and Civic Center Park.
- Widening the northern sidewalk to 19 feet and reconstructing the southern sidewalk to 16 feet with sandblasted accents.
- Bulb-outs which extend the corner sidewalk area at intersections on the south side of the street minimize the pedestrian crossing distance across 14th Street.
- Improvements along the sidewalk include granite seating areas, elongated planters and planter pots with annual plantings, shrubs, trees, pedestrian lighting, accent lighting and way-finding monuments.
This project was accomplished through a public/private partnership: $10 million from Better Denver Bond funds and $4 million from the 14th Street General Improvement's District, formed in November of 2009.
From 2005-2009 the Downtown Denver Partnership sponsored the 14th Street Initiative in cooperation with the City and County of Denver. This 14th Street Initiative was aimed at creating a vibrant downtown corridor on 14th Street between Market and Colfax that builds upon the substantial private investment along the corridor. In 2007 with the successful passage of the Better Denver Bond Program, $10 million was earmarked for this project.
Opening event remarks and new way-finding monument
"First Ride" on the new bike lane
New crossing bulb-out and new walk with sandblasted accents