16th Street Enhancement Project

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Running from downtown to the University of Northern Colorado, the section of 16th Street between 7th and 11th Avenues is a vital part of our community – but this historical area lacks modern amenities and mobility options. The 16th Street Enhancement Project will bring wider, more even sidewalks and ample parking. It will also improve traffic safety, as current speeds along the corridor are unsafe for anyone walking or biking in the area.

City of Greeley planners asked more than 100 people who live and work in the area how it could be improved for the entire community. We have used that feedback to redesign 16th Street for many forms of transportation and bring better landscaping, lighting and parking to the area.

The new-and-improved 16th Street will enhance the community experience for residents and visitors alike, contributing to the vibrant tapestry of our city.


Project Goals

Based on extensive feedback, community goals aim to:

  • Slow traffic to improve safety
  • Improve the corridor’s look
  • Make it a safe, pedestrian-friendly community space
  • Improve parking options
  • Create a positive connection between UNC and downtown

The transformation of this corridor transcends urban planning – 16th Street directly impacts how prospective UNC families perceive Greeley. Elevating this crucial area encourages university visitors to invest not only in their education, but also in our city. We want UNC prospects to become UNC students and staff, and ultimately, to become lifelong Greeley residents.

A recent McKinsey study forecasted a potential 11% employment growth in college-centric towns over the next decade, particularly in STEM, healthcare and creative fields. The 16th Street Enhancement Project embraces our college town and encourages students to put down roots right here in Greeley, creating an adaptable workforce for existing and future businesses. This kind of economic diversity will help position Greeley as a future-forward city.


Current Status

The design phase of the 16th Street Enhancement project is complete. We plan to start construction in 2025. For more information, check out the Project Updates section below.

Bookmark and revisit this page to follow our progress.

Running from downtown to the University of Northern Colorado, the section of 16th Street between 7th and 11th Avenues is a vital part of our community – but this historical area lacks modern amenities and mobility options. The 16th Street Enhancement Project will bring wider, more even sidewalks and ample parking. It will also improve traffic safety, as current speeds along the corridor are unsafe for anyone walking or biking in the area.

City of Greeley planners asked more than 100 people who live and work in the area how it could be improved for the entire community. We have used that feedback to redesign 16th Street for many forms of transportation and bring better landscaping, lighting and parking to the area.

The new-and-improved 16th Street will enhance the community experience for residents and visitors alike, contributing to the vibrant tapestry of our city.


Project Goals

Based on extensive feedback, community goals aim to:

  • Slow traffic to improve safety
  • Improve the corridor’s look
  • Make it a safe, pedestrian-friendly community space
  • Improve parking options
  • Create a positive connection between UNC and downtown

The transformation of this corridor transcends urban planning – 16th Street directly impacts how prospective UNC families perceive Greeley. Elevating this crucial area encourages university visitors to invest not only in their education, but also in our city. We want UNC prospects to become UNC students and staff, and ultimately, to become lifelong Greeley residents.

A recent McKinsey study forecasted a potential 11% employment growth in college-centric towns over the next decade, particularly in STEM, healthcare and creative fields. The 16th Street Enhancement Project embraces our college town and encourages students to put down roots right here in Greeley, creating an adaptable workforce for existing and future businesses. This kind of economic diversity will help position Greeley as a future-forward city.


Current Status

The design phase of the 16th Street Enhancement project is complete. We plan to start construction in 2025. For more information, check out the Project Updates section below.

Bookmark and revisit this page to follow our progress.

What are your Questions?

Do you have any questions about the 16th Street Improvements project? Staff can help provide answers. 

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    How are you proposing to maintain traffic flow since 16th Street is one of the main streets from east to west?

    RingNeck asked about 2 years ago

    Working on the project, staff analyzed how traffic moves through the area now and how different designs would affect that— accounting for current and projected 2041 numbers. 

    The analysis showed the roundabout included in the latest designs would improve traffic flow from how it is now.

    If you want to see the latest designs, staff presented them at the July 12 city council work session. Check out the latest update on this page for the video.

Page last updated: 04 Mar 2024, 12:07 PM