One of the key projects initiated and implemented by the Federal Boulevard Partnership is the Federal Boulevard Business Improvement District (FBID). Due to a grant award from the Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) to organize the FBID, the successful process resulted in the district’s creation in August 2012. The district has an approximate $50,000 annual budget managed by a five member board. The district boundaries encompass Federal Blvd from W. 22nd to 27th Ave’s and extends one block east to Eliot between W. 26th to 24th Ave’s.
The FBID staffs a part time office in the district at the Colorado Youth for a Change building, 2931 W. 25th Ave. Office hours are from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For 2015, the FBID is working with WalkDenver to implement median art in the Federal Blvd median at W. 25th Ave, implementing wayfinding signs throughout the district, implementing mural art, applying for grant funds and implementing streetscaping improvements, starting a Market along W. 25th Ave beginning in early August, getting out and meeting district businesses and property owners, and exploring other marketing avenues for district businesses.
The current board’s district commercial property board members include David Berton a local design builder and architect, David Jensen who owns the historic Granada Theater, Gilbert Vasquez local commercial property owner, and Safeway, Inc. The Partnership representative is Marshall Vanderburg, a nearby residential property owner and resident, as well as a commercial property owner in Northwest Denver.
Contact the FBID Executive Director Leslie Twarogowski directly for more information regarding ongoing activities by selecting their email links above or call the district’s phone number at 720.364.8860.