Riverfront Park

Format
Full

City
Denver

State/Province
CO

Country
USA

Metro Area
Denver

Project Type
Mixed Residential

Location Type
Central Business District

Land Uses
Bridge
Mixed Residential
Museum
Open space
Restaurant
Retail
Senior Housing

Keywords
Affordable housing
Healthy place features
Multifamily housing
Park
Pedestrian friendly
Public-private partnership
Revitalization
Single-family attached housing
Transit-oriented development
ULI Awards for Excellence 2011 Winner
Urban infill

Site Size
22.65 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
1982

Date Opened
2001

Riverfront Park is an urban infill planned community that currently includes 1,859 rental and for-sale housing units in 14 buildings, 49,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, a museum, and three parks on a 23-acre site adjacent to downtown Denver. The project was initiated by the city of Denver on former railroad land, and involved a firm that assembled and rezoned the land and a second partnership of firms that undertook much of the development and construction. The project is arranged in a linear fashion between railroad tracks on one side and a 19-acre park developed by the city on the other, and is connected to the downtown by an iconic pedestrian bridge that spans the railroad tracks.

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Format
Full

City
Denver

State/Province
CO

Country
USA

Metro Area
Denver

Project Type
Mixed Residential

Location Type
Central Business District

Land Uses
Bridge
Mixed Residential
Museum
Open space
Restaurant
Retail
Senior Housing

Keywords
Affordable housing
Healthy place features
Multifamily housing
Park
Pedestrian friendly
Public-private partnership
Revitalization
Single-family attached housing
Transit-oriented development
ULI Awards for Excellence 2011 Winner
Urban infill

Site Size
22.65 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
1982

Date Opened
2001

WEBSITE
East West Urban Management
Slifer Smith & Frampton Denver, Inc.

PROJECT ADDRESS
Riverfront Park
1600 Little Raven Street
Denver, Colorado 80202

MASTER DEVELOPER
East West Partners
Denver, Colorado
303-623-1500
ewpartners.com

EQUITY INVESTMENT PARTNER
Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC
Fort Worth, Texas
crescent.com

LAND ASSEMBLY AND ZONING APPROVALS
Trillium Corporation
Bellingham, Washington
www.trilliumcorp.com

MASTER PLANNER
Design Workshop
Denver, Colorado
designworkshop.com

DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS
Archstone-Smith
Greystar Partners
Wood Partners
Continuum Partners
Urban Ventures

NOT-FOR-PROFIT/PHILANTHROPIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS
Greenway Foundation
Railyard Dogs
Denver Museum of Contemporary Art

BUILDING ARCHITECTS
42ǀ40 Architecture
Oz Architecture
Preston Partnership
Humphries Poli Architects

BRIDGE ARCHITECTS
Architecture Denver

COMMONS PARK PLANNER
Civitas, Inc.

MUSEUM ARCHITECT
David Adjay