A Neighborhood Empowered: Westwood

The Westwood neighborhood, one of the most culturally vibrant neighborhoods in the Denver Metro Area, is on the verge of dynamic change and reinvestment, benefiting current and future residents and employees while not resulting in displacement. The Westwood community has a culturally rich population that has proven to be resilient despite its many challenges including a lack of neighborhood amenities, unsafe pedestrian environment, and a higher rate of poverty and crime than metro Denver. Through the impressive grassroots efforts of the community, coupled with significant amount of investment by the city and other partners, Westwood has entered into a phase of cultural celebration and reinvestment.