14th Streetscape Improvements Groundbreaking to Create Ambassador Street

 

November 23, 2010

The Spire

891 14th Street

1:30 pm

 

Project Overview:

 

This $14,000,000 bond project will enhance the pedestrian experience along 14th Street from Market to Colfax. This will be accomplished by widening the northern sidewalk to 19 feet and reconstructing the southern sidewalk to 16 feet. Bulbouts will be added to the south side to 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, street lighting, accent lighting, and way finding signage. An on street bike lane will be provided to connect the Cherry Creek trail and Civic Center Park. This is a public ($10 million from Better Denver Bond Funds)/private partnership ($4 million from the 14th Street General Improvement's District, formed in November of 2009) project.