“Restaurateurs, barbers and other business owners in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood agreed to reach into their pockets for an effort to improve the condition, safety and visibility of their community.
Property owners along the Welton Street Corridor voted 37 to 31 to fund the recently-created Five Points Business District through property taxes. The district is estimated to collect $157,000 in 2017.
“This is a new day for the Five Points area,” said Tracy Winchester, executive director of the Five Points Business District. “It’s going to be a gradual change, but Welton Street is going to look much different 18 months from now.”
The Welton Street Corridor from 2oth to Downing streets underwent a wave a revitalization in the years following the recession. New multi-story apartments sprang up. Longtime businesses closed. New ones took their place.”
Garcia, Adrian. Denverite 16 November 2016.