Colorado ranks seventh when it comes to the top states people are moving into. It’s a fact of life that people are always on the move. United Van Lines, the country’s largest household mover, tracks the annual moves within the continental US. Denver is a popular destination for new residents with all of the sporting venues within walking distance, great restaurants and theatre. The nation’s capital, Washington D.C., topped the list with an inbound move rate of 67.8%. Other states on the list include, Oregon, Arkansas, Nevada and Georgia.
Archives for May 2011
I’m excited to announce that Riverfront Park is the winner of the 2011 ULI Award for Excellence. The Urban Land Institute is a global organization with a mission to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating sustaining thriving communities worldwide. This is an incredible accomplishment for East West Partners and the team in Riverfront Park. Ten winners were selected from 148 entries throughout North and South America. Jury Chair Marty Jones said “All of winners prove once again that, consistent with ULI’s mission, building more than just ‘bricks and mortar’ can be financially successful and also enhance and strengthen the surrounding community.” This is the blurb about us:
Riverfront Park, Denver, Colorado (Developer: East West Partners; Master Planner: Design Workshop): Integrated into the downtown grid of Denver and built on the site of a former rail yard, Riverfront Park is a new urban neighborhood with more than 1,400 residential units and 62,000 square feet of retail space. Designed and built under a form-based zoning code, Riverfront Park also features four parks and a landmark bridge, reclaiming the riverfront from an abandoned brownfield.
RTD will place a mockup of the new rail car in front of Union Station beginning on Monday, May 23rd through June 18th. There will be several meetings with interest groups for the first week and then it will be open to the public from May 31st-June 18th. Tours will be available Monday-Friday from 10-6 or on Saturdays from 10-4. This is an example of the rail cars that will go to DIA on the East line and to Arvada on the Gold line. It will be 1/3 the size of the normal cars but everything else will be the same. RTD is looking for feedback from the public on a few different things like types of handrails, seating configuration and accessibility for bicycles and wheelchairs. The anxiously awaited East line to DIA is expected to start operations in January of 2016!
Denver has some amazing public art and now you can go on a walking tour! Rudi Cerri, Denver’s Public Art Administrator, and Tom Noel will host this walking tour starting at the Oxford Hotel. You will start with a light brunch and a pictrial introduction of the pieces before going out and seeing them for yourself. The tour is this Sunday, May 22nd from 1pm-4pm and the cost is $35-40. For more information, click here, or call 303-866-3682.
The Lo-Hi Music Festival is this weekend. Starting today at 5:00 is the Funkin Friday line-up with Juno, What?!, Bop Skizzum and The MacPodz. Tomorrow morning there will be a free concert from 10-4. There will be a wide range of bands for the entire family to enjoy. After 5:00pm the Reggae concerts start. This is a ticketed event with bands like SOJA, Thrive!, Cas Haley. The festival is located West of the Highland Tap & Burger on 32nd and Vallejo. Tickets are still available, click here for more information. Or stop by for the free Lo-Hi Family Appreciation day.
A new restaurant just opened across the Highlands Bridge. The Ale House by Amato’s is my new favorite lunch spot, I’ve been there twice in a week! Their salads and sandwiches are incredible and the atmosphere is even better. There is a bar, a restaurant and even a roof top terrace with incredible views of Riverfront and Downtown. I know I’m a little biased about Riverfront, but I enjoy eating lunch with great views of my favorite condo buildings like Glass House and Riverfront Tower. The Highlands continues to be a hot spot for new restaurants. Check it out, it’s just a short walk over the highway.