30 March 2015 | Posted in Denver Market, Economic Development
The vision for the National Western Center includes a renovated 1909 Stadium Arena Market and the new CSU Center. The plaza will include small retail spaces, areas for events and exhibits, test and research growing plots, community gardens and a small urban farm.
The rapid change taking place in Denver’s River North neighborhood is only a hint of what’s to come along the 23-mile corridor from Denver Union Station to Denver International Airport.
“We’re talking roughly three to four decades of development, thousands of acres of land, an estimated $3 to $4 billion of economic impact, 40,000 jobs, a $13 million a year boost to the Denver economy,” Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock told attendees at NAIOP Colorado’s March breakfast meeting.
And that’s excluding development at DIA.
Denver is making a big investment in what the mayor calls its “corridor of opportunity” this year, committing $47 million to improve Brighton Boulevard, launch the River North park system and prepare for the eventual reconstruction of Interstate 70.
Read the entire article in CREJ’s April 1-14 issue