The 7th Street project was completed in 2012. By extending the curb and the sidewalks on the south side of 7th Street, it allows for outdoor dining and greater pedestrian connectivity.
The project was funded through DDA funds and a Garfield County grant. This significant public investment is a great example of public investment fueling private investment.
The private sector matched the public investment by increasing kitchen sizes, improving facades and upgrading the dining experience.
Taxes significantly increased after projrct completion. Showing evidence of economic growth.