Riverfront Park 20 years old
Mark Smith first laid eyes on what would become Riverfront Park as a child in the 1950s. His father and grandfather both worked in the dairy equipment business and sometimes took him to the rail yards and gritty industrial wasteland in the Central Platte Valley behind Union Station. “It smelled like a slaughterhouse,” recalled Smith,…
John RebchookMay 13, 2019
Smart Cities Require the Context of Their People
Have you ever noticed that after you buy a new car, you start to notice that model of car everywhere you look? That phenomenon wears off about the same time that the car stops being a shiny new toy and simply becomes a dependable means of getting from point A to point B. I like to think about the city the same way, less shiny new toy and more dependable. But lately it is as if I bought a new city called “smart” because everywhere I look, I see this idea of a smart city.
Building DialogueApril 1, 2019
Infusing Art to Enhance Private Development
You notice a thin white structure pouring down the side of a building and splashing to the ground like spilled milk. You smile and enter the alleyway. You turn a mysterious knob on the wall and are surprised to unlock the sounds of the Colorado Symphony. You enter the building to see a yarn-bombed tree and a gigantic wooden hand epitomizing hospitality.
Building DialogueDecember 20, 2018
Look at last Union Station development site
The clock is ticking on an opportunity to buy a parking lot at 19th Street and Walnut Place that is described as the last development parcel available near Denver Union Station. Offer are due this Thursday, Sept. 27, for the 16,091-square-foot parking lot at 2001 19th St. and 1903 Chestnut Place. The property, which is zoned for a…
John RebchookSeptember 26, 2018
Union Station asset capitalizes on condo demand
The real estate market in Denver is hot, with home prices continuing to climb and inventory at an all-time low. This is particularly true for condos, as there are very few developers actively building condos in Denver today.
CREJAugust 17, 2018
Antero Bridge: Not Your Ordinary Weekend Project
If you’ve spent time near Denver’s Union Station recently, you may have noticed a new pedestrian bridge spanning two adjacent buildings. Unlike most construction projects, the Antero Pedestrian Bridge was erected quickly in nearly finished form, coming together over the course of a single weekend in October. What took just two days to complete was the culmination of months of effort and creative problem-solving.
Building DialogueMay 14, 2018
Food halls’ impact on Denver dining is undeniable
In Denver, it seems, the food hall is king. The metro area is currently home to six food hall concepts: Avanti F&B, Denver Central Market, The Source, Zeppelin Station Market Hall and Union Station in the city of Denver,
CREJMay 7, 2018
Murphy retires from Continuum
Daniel Murphy is calling it quits after almost a half-century in the commercial real estate world. “It is kind of bitter sweet, as you can imagine,” Murphy, a senior principal of Denver-based Continuum Partners told me on Monday afternoon. “I turned 70 in May. It is just time. It is just time.” Dan Murphy, second…
John RebchookJuly 18, 2017