16th Street Enhancement Project

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Officials are designing possible improvements for the 16th Street corridor between 7th and 11th avenues aiming to:

  • Slow the speed on 16th Street to improve safety
  • Create a walkable environment
  • Revitalize the corridor
  • Maintain as much parking as possible
  • Increase the connection between the University of Northern Colorado and downtown

Project Background

On the edge of the downtown area and the northern side of the University of Northern Colorado campus, 16th Street needs to support many forms of transportation.

Much of the area lacks bike facilities, and sidewalks are too narrow. This vital corridor also needs more landscaping and consistent designs to support all the different businesses and activities that use 16th Street.


Officials are designing possible improvements for the 16th Street corridor between 7th and 11th avenues aiming to:

  • Slow the speed on 16th Street to improve safety
  • Create a walkable environment
  • Revitalize the corridor
  • Maintain as much parking as possible
  • Increase the connection between the University of Northern Colorado and downtown

Project Background

On the edge of the downtown area and the northern side of the University of Northern Colorado campus, 16th Street needs to support many forms of transportation.

Much of the area lacks bike facilities, and sidewalks are too narrow. This vital corridor also needs more landscaping and consistent designs to support all the different businesses and activities that use 16th Street.


  • Updated Construction Schedule (as of February 2024)

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    The 16th Street Enhancement Project final design has been underway since 2023 with a planned construction start in 2024. At this time, we have made the difficult decision to shift the construction start to 2025. We apologize for this adjustment in the construction schedule.

    We have been working to locate all of the underground utilities along the entire corridor to account for any necessary realignment or replacement of outdated utilities. Unfortunately, we do not have accurate data on the location of the utilities and will need approximately four more months to identify exactly where they are located and what improvements may be needed. The additional time is necessary to remove uncertainty before the construction phase of our work begins and to deliver an expedited schedule.

    This will ultimately help to minimize disruption to our local businesses and residents along the corridor.

    The tentative plan moving forward will be to separate the construction into two separate contracts:

    1. Underground utility construction – estimated completion by the end of 2024
    2. Remaining surface reconstruction of 16th Street – estimated completion Summer 2025


    Once the city finalizes these plans, we will host another public meeting to review the planned construction schedules and gather input from businesses and residents along the corridor.

  • February 2023

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    On February 20, 2023, we hosted the Business and Property Owner Meeting.

    Please click on summary to see the report.

  • January 2023

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    Revitalization, safety, and accessibility

    The 16th Street enhancements project is focused on 7th Avenue to 11th Avenue. This is a vital east-west corridor in the heart of eastern Greeley. When this project is complete, this area will be an exciting new destination for locals, students, and visitors to experience the shops and restaurants and create walkable connections to UNC.

    This project is the next step in an ongoing discussion over the past several years. The community helped us create a vision and conceptual designs, and now we want your feedback to shape the final design for construction (anticipated for Fall 2023).

    This corridor is part of a broad master plan for revitalization projects for the downtown Greeley landscape. This project will provide safer streets, vital connections, and help local businesses to thrive.

    Join the conversation:

    Businesses and property owners along the corridor will play a vital role in helping to shape the future landscape of the area. So will the public and community organizations, boards, and commissions. In support of project goals, the project team will:

    • Employ the assistance of resident experts
    • Hold community events
    • Create opportunities to listen and learn from the community
  • July 2022 Update

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Public Works Director Paul Trombino presented the latest designs for the 16th Street Enhancement Project.

    After months of public feedback and input, project officials completed their preferred design concept.

    Watch the conversation at the July 12 city council work session:

    Find the materials from the presentation in the work session packet here.

  • April 2022 Update

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Greeley officials are evaluating information collected from:

    • Public meetings
    • The online survey
    • Stakeholder engagement


    Project officials will use that information to help determine the best options, features, and design for this enhancement project.

    We will share the project leaders' preferred options and design—and how the feedback impacted them—with you here.

Page last updated: 12 Feb 2024, 02:22 PM