UPDATE: Jackson was found in a bush along the Platte River. He is a bit brused but will be fine. His family is very happy he is home!
Archives for August 2010
RTD broke ground Thursday on the FasTracks East rail line. This project also known as The Eagle P3 Project will cost about $1 billion and connect downtown to Denver International Airport. Of all the rail lines projected, this is the one that I’m the most excited about. The convenience of flying into DIA and being able to get on a train that takes you to the heart of the city and Riverfront Park is pretty cool. The FasTracks project will place more than 100 miles of new rail line throughout Denver and cost approximately $6.7 billion. Utility relocations and minor construction will continue over the next several months. The main work will begin next year and the scheduled opening is set for early 2016.
According to an article on MSN, a new factor for many people buying homes is amenities for their four-legged friends. Buyers are now looking beyond having a nice yard for their dogs and wanting things like pet-friendly landscaping, luxurious dog houses, dog parks and doggie day care centers. Having these amenities could help sellers get higher prices for their homes and sell quicker than areas without. Riverfront Park has always been an incredibly pet friendly neighborhood with Commons Park across the street. With the new Railyard Dog Park opening in September, the amenities for our four-legged friends can’t be beat!
There are six artists working in some of the retail spaces in the Riverfront Plaza. The exhibit is called Here at Home: 6 Artists, and it is a collaboration between Lighthouse Writers Workshop and Platteforum. The art is centered on the theme for the Biennial of Americas: Innovation, Sustainability, The Arts and Community. They started creating the exhibits on July 1st but displaying the art on August 5th. The program will run through August 27th and is free and open to the public Wednesday-Sunday from noon-4pm. Among the artists there are two writers, a sculptor, a ceramic artist, an installation/performer, and muralist.
If you haven’t seen it yet, there is a cool new sign on the Riverfront Park Plaza. It’s a directional sign pointing to all the places you can go from Riverfront. It has directions to Coors Field, Mile High, Highlands, Skiing, LoDo and more. This is just a friendly reminder about what a great location we have here in Riverfront Park. There is also a side box for neighborhood announcements and retailers specials.
The Railyard Dog Park is on track for its September 10th opening. Last week, all of the concrete curbs were placed and the light poles were installed. The play sand has been poured into the park and is being leveled. You can now see the outline of where the donor bricks will be laid. It’s not too late to donate, click here to have your brick installed by the end of October! The irrigation system is underway along with the foundations for the shade structure and the furniture. In only a month, your dogs will be free to run and play with the other downtown doggies!