The Partnership is involved in various activities consistent with our mission to improve safety and health, accessibility, sustainability and economic vitality along Federal Boulevard, while preserving its cultural diversity and historic character.
As a volunteer organization, we are business owners and residents not unlike you, interested in a quality future for our neighborhoods—knowing “together”, we can make a difference.
The Partnership believes to make that difference, we must organize and track our activity by common interests, reflected in several projects and efforts currently underway.
As a new year begins, we assess the past year’s accomplishments and set new priorities for the coming year; find the past 2012 document here, and new 2013 summary will soon be available.
In summary, a sampling of projects and activities of the Partnership include:
Received $71,600 in grant monies to pursue organization and creation of the Federal Boulevard Business Improvement District (Federal BID). After one-on-one meetings with commercial property owners and several public meetings to vet an operational plan, a petition to create the The Federal BID was submitted to Denver and created by City Council in August 2012. In November an election officially funded the district beginning in 2014.
Sponsored the Federal and W. 25th Avenue Streetscape project in 2010 and 2011. Final designs were completed in July 2011. From the project, the Federal BID was conceived and grant monies applied for.
Continued discussion of the 20′ parkway setback requirement for Federal north of W. 20th Avenue with Denver Parks and Recreation. Wrote a support letter for local business desiring to open patio within the setback requirement at W. 25th and Federal.
Participated and provided feedback for the Decatur Federal Station Area Planning process and Colfax Federal Interchange study. Sponsored by the Denver Livability Partnership and Denver Planning, the draft Interchange study was released in the fall of 2012 and the Station Area Plan was released in early 2013. The Partnership’s position on the draft Interchange study can be found here.
Helped organize and manage the Better Block Jefferson Park project. The successful event created a vibrant small business street with new businesses occupying storefronts, sidewalk cafes and landscaping.