Plan would replace, add lights to 16th St. Mall

Posted at 9:09 PM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 00:30:42-05

The Denver mayor's office wants to replace and/or add 182 new street lights on the 16th Street Mall.

"The new lights will replace aging fixtures currently in use, as well as lights that have been removed over time because of vehicle collisions," according to the mayor's office. "Lights will also be added in critical locations, restoring the original distribution and balance of pedestrian lighting along the Mall.

The new fixtures will use LED lighting. City officials said the new fixtures will replicate the original iconic ones.

The mayor's office is asking the Denver City Council Finance and Services Committee to approve the project. It will cost is $1.9 million. It will be paid for with money managed by the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA).
“With more people moving in and out of downtown every day, it is critical that we constantly work to keep the heart of our city a welcoming place to live, work and play,” Mayor Michael Hancock said. “These new lights will enhance the experience of our unique mall and create a brighter and more inviting, safe space for everyone to enjoy. I thank our partners for working to implement this critical effort.”