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 November 2014
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Fax-Mayfair BID Official!

Additional City Funds Approved for Streetscape Planning

 

Election Day brought a long-hoped-for milestone on East Colfax -- the final creation of the Fax-Mayfair Business Improvement District. An annual assessment was voted in by property and business owners to fund economic development, public improvements, safety and advocacy activities. In addition, the Denver Office of Economic Development has awarded a $150,000 grant to offset start-up costs and fund a streetscape master plan for the district.

 

"It's all about making this section of Colfax a thriving area for both consumers and businesses," said Jamie Harris, president of the new BID board and owner of the Mayfair Center at 14th and Krameria Street. Other board members include Candace Wickstrom, owner, City Floral Greenhouse & Garden Center; Dan Murray, owner, Suburban Toppers; Barbara Macfarlane, co-owner, Marczyk Fine Foods; Mark Berzins, executive, Little Pub Company; Dave Emick, owner, Emick's Auto Service; and Maurice Bennett, co-owner, Mayfair Center. 

 

Back in the late-80s, restaurant owner Paul Samaras and partners organized Colfax United to clean up the street and improve its image. But the area continued its steep decline. By 2004, a group of concerned citizens formed the Fax Partnership, which secured city funding for business support programs, marketing and other initiatives. However, there is a limit to what a grassroots, nonprofit organization can do.

 

"The Fax Partnership really laid the groundwork for where we are today," said Harris. "We're honored -- and eager -- to take the baton and move the area to the next level."

 

The Fax-Mayfair BID includes all businesses from Elm Street to Monaco Parkway, including the Mayfair Town Center between Colfax and 14th, Kearney and Leyden. While the BID will serve as a catalyst for the rest of East Colfax, it is possible that other areas could eventually be included within the service boundaries.

 

All other segments of Colfax Avenue in Denver have organized BIDs. New BIDs for the Santa Fe Arts District and Old Towne Arvada were also approved last night. More on the Fax-Mayfair BID here...

The Fax Partnership connects people, place, and new investment to revitalize Colfax Avenue from Colorado Boulevard to Yosemite Street. The Partnership works closely with the Denver Office of Economic Development to implement a variety of programs, including business attraction and retention, district marketing, redevelopment, crime prevention and neighborhood outreach.  Learn more about The Fax Partnership by visiting www.thefaxdenver.com.