Santa Fe Streetscape

Spring 2020 Updates

Engineering Update

The DOTI Project Team is finalizing the engineering design plans and coordinating with the 13th / 14th Avenues Protected Bike Lane project team (also scheduled for installation this summer) on overlapping design and installation schedule. The Team continues to work with the Santa Fe Business Improvement District (BID) Board on finalizing streetscape elements We will provide you with an update if there are any changes to our schedule.

Artist Placemaking

In our Winter 2020 update, we informed you that our Santa Fe Streetscape Artist Committee selected three local artists who will enhance Santa Fe Drive with their artistic talents in three buffer areas within the project boundary. Below is a bit more information on who they are. Please visit their websites or social media pages to learn more about them.

  • Alexi High – Alexi is a fourth-generation Denverite born and raised on the west side within what would later become the Santa Fe Art District. He currently keeps a studio at the Artists on Santa Fe building and creates work in clay and mixed media. Alexi’s work is abstract and contemporary and incorporates industrial and architectural themes. www.alexihigh.com
  • Amazing Street Painting – Jennifer’s work shows a unique talent for capturing faces and expressions. By working to duplicate the colors and shading of the original art, Jennifer creates stunning pieces. Her 3D anamorphic art allows users to interact with the art piece and has been commissioned all over the world. www.amazingstreetpainting.com
  • Bimmer Torres – Denver-born street artist Bimmer Torres has created iconic, site-specific art throughout Denver. He specializes in aerosol paint and the use of other mediums to add profound but meticulous aesthetic depth to his work. He likes to entice the curious minds and challenge perspectives through his visually, colorful work. www.bimmert.com

Streetscape Design Study goals

  • Improve the experience for people walking on Santa Fe
  • Everyone arrives safely to their destination
  • Maintain mobility and access for all modes
  • Enhance identify, history, and culture of Santa Fe
  • Strengthen Santa Fe’s business community

While the piloting of an enhanced streetscape is the primary focus of this design study, it is also an opportunity to evaluate the Santa Fe corridor for a longer-term vision.

Schedule

  • 2018: Review previous plans and current conditions
  • April-May: Conceptual engineering design
  • Spring/Summer 2019: Data collection, traffic modeling, and community outreach
  • Late 2019: Final design for pilot identified
  • Summer 2020: Begin implementation of pilot improvements

For more information go the City and County of Denver website as they are working to identify, design, and develop our pilot streetscape improvements for the Santa Fe Corridor between 6th Avenue and West Colfax Avenue. CLICK HERE

Gabriella Serrado 
Gabriella.Serrado@denvergov.org