It’s hard to believe that this weekend is already Memorial Day, the unofficial start to summer! This is a great holiday commemorating the men and women who died while serving this country. The first Memorial Day was observed May 30, 1868 after the Civil War. It did not become an official federal holiday until 1971. Thank you to all the men and women serving this great country!
Archives for May 2010
I created a new page for the site that shows the most recently listed properties in Riverfront Park in descending order. Feel free to use this page or if you would like to receive an email when a new listing is added (so you can be the first to know) just sign up on this site or contact me and I’d be happy to set it up for you. Just let me know which building(s) you want to be notified about.
It’s summer time and today we might actually hit 90 degrees. So what better way to enjoy the new warm weather than with a dip in the pool. With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner many Glass House residents are thinking about their pool time. Its a wonderful building and I’ll be taking tours of available inventory if you are interested. Cheers!
You can visit the dedicated Glass House Listings page anytime to see current availability.
Great news! Platte Forum’s Artlab program has been selected as a semifinalist in President Obama’s Coming Up Taller award. This award recognizes and supports outstanding community arts and humanities programs. The goal is to celebrate the creativity of America’s youth by providing them opportunities to learn and contribute to their communities. After reviewing 459 nominations from 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, the ArtLab program was selected as one of the 50 semifinalists, distinguishing it as one of the top arts and humanities based programs in the nation. If selected for the award, PlatteForum will receive a plaque and a check for $10,000 presented by Michelle Obama in Washington D.C.
PlatteForum’s Artlab program is an intensive year-round internship and apprentice program for underserved high school students from Denver Schools. Each year about 15 students are chosen from a variety of schools with diverse backgrounds and interests. They are paid a stipend to help instill responsibility, reward achievement, inspire new confidence and encourage goals for participants. Over the course of the year, there are four to six Creative Residents teaching and encouraging these incredible kids to explore the world of arts. At the end of the visiting artist’s time, the art created is presented to the public. PlatteForum is a beneficiary of the Riverfront Park Community Foundation which is funded by the Riverfront Park Transfer Assessment.
Denver Business Journal and Portfolio.com reported the 67 top cities for quality of life and Denver was #6! The report uses 20 different factors, most of which are economic, to gauge quality of life. Some of these factors include population growth, education level, mortgage and rent affordability, home value and shortest commute time. The cities that scored higher were: Raleigh, N.C., Washington, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Bridgeport-Stamford, CT and Salt Lake City. The report focuses mostly on economic factors and does not take into consideration things like climate, recreational amenities, pollution levels and crime rates. I’m sure Denver would rank even higher if those factors were also considered. To read the story, click here.
Fox Sports ranked the top 10 best ballparks in the nation and Coors Field ranked #4th. Here is what they had to say: “Coors Field, home of the Rockies, has its own microbrewery, so not much more needs to be said. More, however, will be said … Coors boasts a vibrant downtown setting, retro-chic architecture and creature comforts and fountains. As well, from some seats you can catch a breathtaking view of the Rockies (the mountain range, not the team — although you can see the team, too). Great pizza, great beer and a great surrounding neighborhood.” One of my favorite parts is the incredible view of Glass House with the mountains behind it.
There are a lot of things going on a Union Station over the past few months. If you haven’t been keeping up with the progress, here is a short summary. The underground bus station, also known as the bus box, is currently being dug out. Over the past week a series of conveyor belts were put in place to remove tens of thousands cubic yards of dirt. When it is completed, the hole will be twice the depth that you see today. The progress is moving very quickly, but will take quite a while as there is a ton of dirt to move. A retaining wall is under construction and going in along the Consolidated Main Line (CML) at 17th Street. This station will eventually be the new location of the light rail trains. Once the station is in place, the light rail trains coming in from the South will go under the Millennium Bridge straight to the station which is at one end of the bus box. The final piece that is happening right now is the removal of the commuter rails right behind Union Station. All of the passenger rails will be removed so that the digging of the bus box can back up the Union Station Structure. The only track to remain will be Amtrak’s California Zephyr line. A temporary terminal is underway at 21st and Wewatta. This will serve as Union Station until the construction is finished. Once the temporary terminal is up and running the final passenger rail will be removed. If you are interested in getting more information on this incredible project, please contact me. My sales office seven days a week and would love to give you additional details.
ONE Riverfront #703 is a beautiful residence on the top floor of this incredible building. With three walls of glass, stunning city views captivate from every angle of this home. This residence sits adjacent to the 17th Street View Corridor and will retain it’s beautiful city views. Some of the great features include rich cherry floors, CaesarStone counters, Jenn-Air appliances, ceiling fans and a custom European-inspired cabinets. Prestigious location in Riverfront Park with walking access to shopping, dining, Commons Park and the Platte River. ONE Riverfront features a private park, mahogany terrace, assigned parking, ample closets and a private secured entry. Offered at $665,000, call me to schedule your personal tour.