A few weeks ago, we asked you to speak up and let Mayor Hancock and City Council know that you wanted the Colfax Corridor Improvements fully funded in the 2017 General Obligation (GO) Bond after being cut to $6 million. In true Colfax form, you made your voices heard.
Wednesday morning, Mayor Hancock announced that funding for Colfax has been reinstated at the full $20 million. This is a huge step for our main street and wouldn't have been possible without your participation.
We would also like to thank Council President Brooks, Councilwoman Susman, Councilman New, Councilman Herndon, Councilman Espinoza, and Councilman Lopez for their tireless support and advocacy throughout this process.
"I am excited that we got full funding for the Colfax corridor improvements restored in the list of 2017 GO Bond projects," said Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman (District 5). "These streetscape and pedestrian improvements will be transformative for encouraging neighborhood-serving development and restoring the past glory of Colfax as Denver’s Main Street."
Being reinstated for full funding at $20 million is a great accomplishment, but the process isn't quite over yet. The Mayor's bond package will go to City Council for review in July and August. The final package will then go to a public vote in November.
Thank you, Mayor Hancock, for believing in the vision for the Colfax corridor that has been on the books for at least 30 years. And thanks to every one of you who took the time to speak up for Colfax. We appreciate your continued support to help us make Colfax a safe and comfortable place for everyone!