Best Development on Colfax (2004)

Original Downtown Aurora Arts District

While Denver's just beginning to define its new vision for Colfax Avenue, twenty years ago Aurora officials looked at a crumbling stretch of the street and decided to create the twelve-square-block Original Downtown Aurora Arts District. That stretch, which is already home to the Aurora Fox Arts Center, will soon see the opening of the $10 million Martin Luther King Library and Municipal Services Center. Next up is the Florence Square mixed-use project, which includes not just housing, commercial and retail space, but artist live/work studios and an Artists Walk area. If Aurora builds it, will they come?

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