Archives for July 2010

Crane on the Plaza

This huge crane showed up today on the Riverfront Park Plaza.  It was quite a site to see it come in on this huge truck work for about 2 hours and then leave.  I found out they were replacing two air conditioning units on top of the Riverfront Tower building.  It was pretty interesting to watch!

Union Station Contruction Photo 7/29/10

To see the gallery of construction photos, click here.

The ONLY Three Bedroom Residence in Glass House

Glass House #104 is a rare opportunity to own the ONLY three-bedroom residence in the building.  This is the largest of the six townhomes located along the base of Glass house.  These townhomes offer the convenience of a private entrance along Bassett Street with all the amenities of a high-rise. 

A beautiful kitchen with cherry cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and granite counters along with a separate dining room is perfect for entertaining.  The living room has 20 foot vaulted ceiling with huge windows allowing ample natural light to flow through the room.  A large guest suite is also located on the first floor.  Upstairs, there is the master suite, sitting room, third bedroom and laundry room.  The spacious master bedroom has a five piece bath and large walk-in closet.  Additionally, this home features American Cherry hardwood floors throughout, custom lighting, plenty of storage and two convenient parking spaces.  With almost 2,400 square feet, this residence has everything.  Offered at $849,000.

DaVita’s Coming to Union Station!

DaVita announced last week that it will move its corporate headquarters to Union Station. They plan to build a 15 story, 270,000 square foot building on the other side of the Millennium Bridge. Since planning their move in May of 2009, they have looked all over Denver for the perfect place to move their booming kidney-dialysis company. When construction is completed, the building will house 450 employees and can potentially house up to 900 if they reach full capacity. This is great news for Denver as the company has already created 200 permanent jobs in the Denver area and more are sure to come. Why did DaVita choose Union Station? Davita’s CEO, Kent Thiry said “The fact that there’s so many forms of mass transit, the fact that there will be a huge variety of places where people can live conveniently and the fact that there will be such easy access to restaurants, shopping, entertainment, all while being in a green environment is sort of a rare combination.” We couldn’t agree with him more!

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Last Chance for Fashion Show Tickets!

The Riverfront Park Fashion show is tomorrow night! There are still a few tickets available for you to join this summer’s hottest event. With only one show, we have three terrific designers showcasing their fashion. The doors open at 4:30 pm and the first fashion will hit the runway around 6:00. Besty Johnson, Gabriel Conroy and Sue Wong will highlight their fall collections. The incredible food will be provided by Zengo, Table 6 and Lovely Confections. I hope to see you there!

Union Station Construction Photo 7/22/10

To see a slideshow of the construction progress, click here.

Movies in Skyline Park

This summer the Downtown Denver Partnership is hosting movies in Skyline Park located at 16th and Arapahoe.  The next showing is on July 31st of Madagascar.  The movie starts at dusk, so don’t be late.  These are free events and a fun thing to do on a Saturday night.  Here is the lineup for the rest of the summer:

August 7th:  Cats & Dogs
August 14th:  Hook
August 21st:  The Wizard of Oz

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Colorado Ranks 3rd Best State for Business

According to CNBC’s annual America’s Top States for Business report, Colorado was #3! This is the second year in a row that we have made the top 10. There are 40 different measurements that comprise this report. Colorado excelled in quality of life, business friendliness and workforce. A couple areas that Colorado ranked poorly in were transportation and infrastructure, cost of living and education. As the Union Station redevelopment becomes a reality over the next 12 years, Colorado will hopefully turn those into good rankings for the state. To read the whole article, click here.

Crocheted Garden Along Fence

The fence along the Union Station construction site has been tagged with graffiti of very unusual material.  The fence is now covered with crocheted garden creatures like bugs and flowers.  The Denver Office of Cultural Affairs has reached out to a group called the Ladies Fancywork Society to make the construction fence a little bit brighter.  In all, there will be 30 12-foot panels of chain link fence that are covered with the crocheted artwork.  It’s pretty cool and I recommend checking it out along with the progress of the Union Station Redevelopment.  To learn more about the Ladies Fancywork Society, click here.

Union Station Construction Photo 7/15/10

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