Efforts to advance a complete makeover of S. College Avenue within the Midtown Business Improvement District (BID) are underway, thanks to a $200,000 commitment of BID funds to advance preliminary construction documents for a significant portion of the corridor. The study is specifically focused on S. College Avenue from Drake to Boardwalk, the portion of Midtown covered by the BID.
The commitment of funds launches the outreach and design process to make many of the ideas included in the 2014 Midtown in Motion Plan and the 2013 Midtown Plan a reality. Both plans aimed to make S. College Avenue safer for all forms of travel, improve bicycle and pedestrian amenities as well as connections to MAX, and create a high-quality and attractive street that is truly a destination. The Midtown Plan includes high-level concepts for S. College Avenue and establishes a vision for a mixed-use multimodal corridor. Midtown in Motion built on those concepts and visions to produce a preferred design concept for S. College Avenue.
The following maps show the starting point for discussions of a complete redesign of the street. Upcoming workshops and engagement with the community, the City and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will help refine and shape a bold vision for the future of the street and the community.