Redeveloping Brighton Boulevard

9NEWS at 6 a.m. 10/13/16.

DENVER - City officials are working to further revitalize one of Denver’s fastest growing and bustling neighborhoods.

A $29 million redevelopment project in the River North District is set to break ground on Thursday. When it’s finished, Brighton Boulevard from 29th Street to city limits on the north side of Interstate 70 will have better sidewalks, new bike lanes, bike detection added to several intersections, new landscaping, light fixtures and benches, improved utility systems and more parking, according to the city of Denver.

The project is being led by the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative and Denver Public Works.

It’s one of six major development projects that’s part of the collaborative, an initiative by Mayor Michael Hancock aimed at revitalizing areas such as the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods, as well as the National Western Complex.

The River North neighborhood is already home to numerous new breweries and apartment complexes, and is considered one of Denver’s fastest-growing neighborhoods.

The first phase of the redevelopment project is slated to be completed in the winter of 2017 or early 2018.

According to an FAQ posted on Denver’s website, the city is paying for the project, with a “substantive contribution” from the RiNO Denver General Improvement District.

A video showing the end result was also posted on the city’s website. You can watch that below:

Can’t see the video? Click here: http://bit.ly/2dyCVjw

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