The WeCAN Board of Directors has been volunteering their time to get the West Colfax Association of Neighbors Bylaws updated. The core change to the bylaws is to be more inclusive by enabling online voting. We believe this will allow us to get more input and participation from our members when important issues come up in West Colfax. We realize that many residents and business owners are too busy to attend general meetings, but their input is nevertheless very important to us. In addition, several other changes have been made such as revising our purpose, removing unneeded language, and further defining voting requirements.
Bruce O'Donnell of Starboard Realty will be a guest at the April 2018 WeCAN General Membership Meeting to present a rezoning application proposed by the neighbors on 1602 - 1680 N. Sheridan Blvd. The five property owners that own the property along the east side of Sheridan from 16th Ave to 17th Ave are proposing to rezone their property to G-MS-5. This effort will include working with the City to dedicate an additional 16' of Right of Way for Sheridan Blvd. so that an 8' Treelawn and an 8' detached sidewalk can be achieved.
Provided by Zocalo Community Development
The House District 4 primaries are this spring. WeCAN is bringing a candidate forum to the January 9th meeting. Each candidate will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and there will be time for Q&A. Here are the candidates participating in our forum.
When Even Stevens, a sandwich chain based in Salt Lake City, Utah, opened its first Colorado store near Sloan’s Lake (4245 W. Colfax Ave.) in Denver last August, it partnered with Bienvenidos and three other non-profits – Grant Avenue Street Reach, The Action Center and Sun Valley Youth Center.
October 7th was a beautiful fall day in Colorado, which also represented a wonderful opportunity for neighbors and volunteers to gather together for a clean-up day in the West Colfax neighborhood, through Extreme Community Makeover. 90 volunteers from Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Cuningham Group, God’s Grace Community Church, Harvest Bible Chapel, Human Services Education Organization, and WeCAN worked together to complete 1 yard clean-up project, 2 community garden clean-up projects, while also cleaning 6 alleys in the neighborhood. Thank you to everyone who participated and made an impact in helping to get a few more projects finished before the winter!
Jun 04 2017
The Lakehouse will formally break ground on June 5th!
May 30 2017
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema held a media tour and ribbon cutting ceremony on May 8th. Phil Sparr, from WeCAN's Business Outreach Committee, was on-hand to attend and report.
Sep 01 2016
Stay up-to-date on all things West Colfax in the latest edition of the WeCAN Newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/cdaKDH
Jul 31 2016
WeCAN is back from summer break! Your WeCAN Board has been hard at work over the last three months rebranding the organization to more accurately reflect the unique diversity of our neighborhood. Read more about it in the August edition of the WeCAN Newsletter here: August 2016
May 23 2016
Extra Trash pick up is this week, May 23-27. Did you know you can sign up for email or text alerts to remind you when to set out your trash, recycling, and large items? Sign up with Denver Recycles today at
May 18 2016
West Colfax Has a New Denver Police Department Community Resource Officer (CRO)! WeCAN would like to welcome Officer Bob Anderson, now serving District 1 and the West Colfax neighborhood. Officer Anderson is a Denver native invested in the community and desires to work with the community members long term. He has been with the Denver Police Department for 12 years with experience in Patrol and Investigations. Officer Anderson is focused on Community Policing. Contact Officer Anderson with any non-emergency needs or questions at 720-913-0566 or email@example.com.
May 17 2016
Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (1499 Jullian) is a non-profit in the West Colfax neighborhood whose mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. They will be holding a Garage Sale May 20 & 21. If you have donations (clothes, furniture, household goods, toys, etc.) please contact them at 303-893-4363 ext. 114. Come out and shop these days to support this neighborhood non-profit. Learn more about Girls Inc. at http://www.girlsincdenver.org/.