The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program offers an opportunity for owner/occupants to share the cost of replacing sidewalks with the City. This voluntary program allows residents to replace sidewalks at a much lower cost than if they were to hire a private contractor.
The program covers the main walk, the courtesy walk, and existing catwalks/landing steps (the narrow strip of concrete adjacent to some curbs). Owner-occupants of corner houses will be charged for both the main (address) side and the sidewalk on the side of the house. CDOT will build ADA-compliant ramps where applicable, with the City paying the entire cost of the ramps.
The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program is very popular and is handled on a first-come, first-served basis when the program opens in January. The funds are limited and the program closes for the year once the funds are allocated.
If you are interested in the program, please contact our office.
Further information on the program is available by clicking here.
Shared Cost Sidewalk Program Opens Jan. 1
The program has been a successful service for many years, offering an outstanding value to property owners. All property owners pay the same square-foot cost for new sidewalk. The cost is well below what a private contractor would charge. (Last year, it was $3 per square foot.)
The 2014 program opens to new applicants January 1, 2014, at 12:01 am. Applications will only be accepted through the City’s 311 system or at the city’s Shared Cost Sidewalk website. Owner information and the property address must be provided at the time of request.
Please note that if you applied for the program in previous years, you must apply again in 2014. I encourage you to apply as soon after midnight on Jan. 1 as possible.