Endeavor, Legend unveil plans, name for Gates project

Named in homage to the Gates family and Gates Rubber Factory, the project will comprise 887 residential units, 380,000 square feet of office space, and 180,000 sf of retail and restaurant space across five buildings.

Austin, Texas-based Endeavor Real Estate Group and its joint venture partner Denver-based Legend Partners unveiled the name and initial plans for Gates District at Broadway Station.

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Named in homage to the Gates family and Gates Rubber Factory, the project will comprise 887 residential units, 380,000 square feet of office space, and 180,000 sf of retail and restaurant space across five buildings.

“It was incredibly important to us that the name not only pay homage to the history of the site and the legacy of the Gates family but also demonstrate our desire to weave Gates District at Broadway Station into the fabric of the existing neighborhood,” said Charlie Northington, managing principal at Endeavor Real Estate Group.

Gates District, located at the second-busiest rail stop in Denver, is bounded by Interstate 25 and the Regional Transportation District flyover to the north, South Broadway to the east, South Santa Fe Drive and the Platte River to the west and East Mississippi Avenue to the south.

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The initial phase will comprise two buildings – 46,000 sf of retail, 170,000 sf of office and 290 residential units. Construction will start in the second quarter of 2020 and is slated for completion in the second quarter of 2022.

“This location is prime to be a high-traffic, vibrant, mixed-use development,” said Rick Will, founding partner of Legend Partners. “From a retail perspective, we anticipate a variety of food and beverage options ranging from fast causal to full-service, as well as service-based, fitness and experiential retail tenants. For office, this is an untapped area, and we think everyone from tech to law firms, from local small businesses to oil and gas will see this as a new, intriguing opportunity.”

The project will feature a pedestrian-friendly layout, designed to be convenient for work, live and play. Design characteristics will mix the industrial past with the flavor and grit of the present, bringing life to a new urban community while being an organic extension of the South Broadway neighborhood, according to the joint partnership.

Shears Adkins Rockmore is the master architect while Los Angeles-based Rios Clementi Hale Studios will assist in the design of the office component. Kimley-Horn is the civil engineer.

Legend Partners’ Julie McBrearty and Sam Zaitz will lead retail leasing of Gates District while office leasing will be spearheaded by James Roupp and Andy Ross of JLL.

Endeavor acquired the 7.5-acre parcel within the 41-acre Broadway Station redevelopment in January. This will be Endeavor’s first project in Denver and second in Colorado.

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Jennifer Hayes has been an editor with the CREJ since 2000. Jennifer covers multifamily and retail news in the Denver metro area plus all property types in Colorado Springs and Southern Colorado. She also covers the finance market as well as solicits bylines articles and is editor of the Health Care Properties Quarterly. Before joining…