The battle for the development of the Historic Union Station is still up for grabs. Union Station Neighborhood Company which is a combination of East West Partners and Continuum Partners is battling against Sage Hospitality Group. Our proposal is to add a market and restaurants to the first floor while also keeping it as a train station. The other proposal wants to make the upper floors into a 130 unit hotel. For more information about the two proposals, click here. I personally believe that a market would better serve the community and support the 100,000 daily travelers better than a hotel. We could use your help, your opinion really does make a difference! Please follow the link below and vote for the option to build “MARKET WITH RETAIL AND RESTAURANTS.”
Archives for November 2011
Glass House #610 is one of the best in Glass House with a corner of unobstructed views of Commons Park and the Rocky Mountains. Floor to ceiling windows with sweeping views make this corner home nothing short of spectacular. The comfortable floor plan with ample light is complimented with cherry cabinets and granite counters. The central kitchen has a large breakfast bar adjoining the dining room and living space. A master suite features a spacious bath and closet. Two parking and one large storage space add to this home’s appeal. Live in the ever popular Glass House, Denver’s favorite full-amenity building. Enjoy the pool, BBQ deck, and continental breakfast on weekends, concierge service, 24-hour staffed lobby and the 6,000 Sq. Ft. state-of-the-art health club, all included in your HOA dues and just part of living the good life in Glass House. Offered at $570,000, please call me to schedule a tour today at 303.618.3622.
The holidays are officially here! Thursday is Thanksgiving and the following night will be Downtown Denver’s Grand Illumination. On November 25th at 5:30 pm nearly 900,000 lights will be lit from Union Station to the City and County Building. Southwest Rink at Skyline Park will also open on Friday and be open through Valentine’s Day 2012. For more information, click here. Have safe and happy holidays!
It has been a while since I’ve posted a new photo of the Union Station Redevelopement. The digging on the 2nd half of the bus station is moving forward again after a ground water issue stalled progress. The other new item to mention is the tear drop shaped concrete just above the light rail platforms. Those will be beautiful flowerbeds when they are finished. This photo was taken from the 8th floor of Glass House.
As the Union Station redevelopment is moving at a fast pace, RTD is getting close to deciding what will happen to the historic station. This is one of Denver’s first landmarks and is very important to the community. There are two very different plans which both have appeal. First is the Union Station Neighborhood Company’s plan to make a market. The market would have a variety of local foods, a restaurant, some office space on the upper floors and of course a train terminal. The second plan is by Union Station Alliance to do a boutique hotel. They would like to turn Union Station into a 130 unit hotel with main floor serving as a lobby and train station. They believe this will become “Denver’s living room”. Today the Denver Post had an interesting article about the debt financing for both plans. I personally believe that a market would better serve the community and support the 100,000 daily travelers better than a hotel. RTD will announce their decision on November 22nd. You can click here to give your feedback to RTD on which plan you would prefer.
Riverfront Park’s own Platte Forum won a national award on November 2nd for their Art Lab Program. The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award is the Nation’s highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people, particularly those from under served communities. This award recognizes and supports excellence in programs that open new pathways to learning, self-discovery, and achievement. ArtLab is a year-long program designed for high-school students to utilize their creativity and help them grow as individuals. ArtLab brings in artists from around the world in various genres from painters to sculptors to filmmakers to dancers. Platte Forum’s artistic director Judy Anderson, education director Meagan Terry and student Salvador Flores-Martinez accepted the award from first lady Michelle Obama. This award also came with a $10,000 prize. The Denver Post wrote a great article on this award and I would highly recommend reading it.
I’m pleased to announce that Glass House #1011 is under contract and will be closing in early December!
After many months of anticipation, Riverfront Park has a new sandwich shop. NYC Central Park Cafe has opened in the space next to Ink! where Jay’s Parkside Cafe was located. I’ve eaten there a few times this week and it’s really good! They have a wonderful assortment of sandwiches, salads, soups, wraps and panini’s. So far, my favorite sandwich is “The Park Ave Turkey Club”. It is delicious.
Paul and his wife Cathleen moved from the east coast with their five children to fulfill their dream of living in Colorado and opening up their own restaurant. Paul worked as the Executive Head Chef for an Italian restaurant for almost 15 years. “Our love of food is something that we want to share with everyone. Every ingredient is to satisfy ones desire for food. WE welcome you to come and enjoy what we bring to Colorado. Pride and Commitment!” Welcome to the neighborhood, we are happy you’re here!