40 West ArtLine Framework Plan + Design Standards & Guidelines

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Thank you for visiting the 40 West ArtLine Framework Plan project page. Information about the Framework Plan adoption process and the Design Standards & Guidelines is below, followed by general information about the project.

Exciting news! The 40 West ArtLine Framework Plan was adopted unanimously by the Lakewood Planning Commission at a Regular Meeting on December 6, 2023. At the meeting, Planning Commission also recommended that City Council approve the adopted 40 West ArtLine Framework Plan as an amendment to the Lakewood Comprehensive Plan at an upcoming City Council meeting. City Council is scheduled to review the adopted Framework Plan

Thank you for visiting the 40 West ArtLine Framework Plan project page. Information about the Framework Plan adoption process and the Design Standards & Guidelines is below, followed by general information about the project.

Exciting news! The 40 West ArtLine Framework Plan was adopted unanimously by the Lakewood Planning Commission at a Regular Meeting on December 6, 2023. At the meeting, Planning Commission also recommended that City Council approve the adopted 40 West ArtLine Framework Plan as an amendment to the Lakewood Comprehensive Plan at an upcoming City Council meeting. City Council is scheduled to review the adopted Framework Plan at a study session on February 5, 2024 and consider approving the Framework Plan as an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan at a regular meeting on February 26, 2024. Information about both meetings, including links to the meeting agenda and presentations when available, can be found here.

Please visit Lakewood Speaks for the Planning Commission meeting materials and meeting recordings from both the December 6 meeting and the November 8 Study Session where Planning Commission discussed the Framework Plan. Thanks to all the community members and stakeholders who contributed to the development of the visionary Framework Plan!

Haga clic aquí para obtener un resumen del Plan Marco en español.

The recommended 40 West ArtLine Design Standards & Guidelines (DSG) can be viewed on the Lakewood Design Review Commission website. The draft DSG were reviewed at a public meeting with the Lakewood Design Review Commission (DRC) on December 12, 2023. The DRC recommended incorporating final edits to the DSG and scheduled a meeting for January 9, 2024 where the final draft DSG were discussed and recommended to City Council for adoption. The DSG will be discussed and considered fpr adoption by City Council at meetings on February 5, 2024 and February 26, 2024. Information about both meetings, including links to the meeting agenda and presentations when available, can be found here. General information about the DSG and how they related to the ArtLine Framework Plan can be viewed in the Updates tab below.

About the ArtLine Project

The 40 West ArtLine is a 4-mile outdoor art experience that connects people to parks, shopping, creative businesses, transit and more. The 40 West ArtLine Framework Plan and Design Standards & Guidelines project, funded through a grant from the Denver Regional Council of Governments, includes two separate documents that are currently going through the public review process. The first is the Framework Plan that sets the vision and priorities for the ArtLine based on extensive input received from the public and community engagement with residents and other stakeholders. The Lakewood Planning Commission unanimously adopted the Framework Plan at a public meeting on December 6, 2023 and recommended the Framework Plan be approved as an amendment to the Lakewood Comprehensive Plan. The second document is the Design Standards & Guidelines (DSG) that are being developed to help achieve the vision for the ArtLine. The city’s Design Review Committee will consider recommending adoption of the DSG at a public meeting on January 9, 2024. Please click here for the meeting agenda and draft DSG.

Formation of the ArtLine

The idea for developing the ArtLine came from residents, community members and businesses in 2011 as they dreamed of a unique way to bring life to and beautify the neighborhood surrounding the historic West Colfax Avenue corridor in the heart of the state certified 40 West Arts Creative District.

After years of planning and community engagement, and with the assistance of a prestigious Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the ArtLine officially launched in 2018 with more than 70 permanent and temporary public art installations created by over two dozen artists along the route. By following the green painted line, visitors can experience audio tours, mini self-guided tours and more with this free, engaging community amenity.

This page is dedicated to the process of engaging with the community and stakeholders to develop the 40 West ArtLine Framework Plan and tools to implement the plan. Thanks for visiting and check beck often or subscribe to the page to see all the ways you can get involved!

40 West ArtLine Framework Plan Adopted

Exciting news! The 40 West ArtLine Framework Plan was adopted unanimously by the Lakewood Planning Commission at a Regular Meeting on December 6, 2023. At the meeting, Planning Commission also recommended that City Council approve the 40 West ArtLine Framework Plan as an amendment to the Lakewood Comprehensive Plan at an upcoming City Council meeting. 

City Council is scheduled to review the adopted Framework Plan at a study session on February 5, 2024 and consider approving the Framework Plan as an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan at a regular meeting on February 26, 2024. Information about both meetings, including links to the meeting agenda and presentations when available, can be found here.

Thanks to all the community members and stakeholders who contributed to the development of the visionary 40 West ArtLine Framework Plan! We look forward to working with our project partners and the community to help implement the exciting vision for the ArtLine in the years to come!

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Glad to see progress on the 40 West ArtLine! As someone that bikes and walks through the area on a daily basis, any improvement is welcome and I hope the area continues to get safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and the children that aren't in cars!

zbholman 4 months ago

The connection through RMCAD and 17th/Kendall will be excellent and welcome additions for people walking and biking in the area.

It's great to highlight playgrounds, the skate park, and recreational opportunities through the ArtLine experience.

I biked to the WCCA meeting today from an area of town I'm less familiar with, and I came upon the green line, which helped me navigate to The Hub. The ArtLine is an asset to West Colfax, and you all have done a terrific job on the plan.

It's so important to activate Colfax at The Hub. As someone who usually bikes when I go to The Hub, I find it inconvenient to either access it via the shopping center or bike off a curb from Colfax into the parking lot. I'm excited about the plan to make a bike- and pedestrian-friendly plaza for access for people from Colfax and RTD services such as the W Line and the #16.

Thanks for the opportunity to provide comments -- it's an excellent plan.

Erica.WestCorridor 7 months ago
Page last updated: 25 Jan 2024, 02:47 PM