Denver’s Golden Triangle district — bounded by Broadway, Colfax Avenue and Speer Boulevard — is rapidly changing and the Golden Triangle Creative District hopes to highlight some of the central Denver district’s cultural offerings.
Kristy Bassuener, the organization’s secretary, said that the neighborhood has come a long way from its origins and they are looking to continue to re-brand the neighborhood that was once simply known for having the highest rents in the metro area. “It was a collection of parking lots that were less expensive to park at than downtown,” said Bassuener.
“The Golden Triangle board is working with its members to further establish the neighborhood as a cultural hub, making it a place for people to want to spend some time,” said Rhonda Knop, the vice chairperson of the district’s executive board.
They’re hoping that the arrival of the Kirkland Museum, along with new restaurants and a lot of new residential units will help the area feel more neighborhood-like and give people more options to explore.
“We’ll be more people, we’ll be able to eat in more restaurants, and shop in more local businesses. Obviously, we’ll be more dense” Knop said. “We’re focused on being a creative neighborhood that’s bringing residents world-class arts and culture.”
That added density is going to stem mainly from the astounding amount of construction that has taking place in the area over the last several years.
“Eight hundred forty four apartments will be under construction over the next year to 18 months,” said Knopps. “Two other buildings will add at least another 400 units.”
Here’s some of what’s going up in the Golden Triangle:
Element Hotel East — 1314 Elati St.
The Element Hotel will be an eight-story building which will provide 150 hotel rooms and is currently slated to be completed next spring. Element, a Marriott brand, has an emphasis on sustainability and developers aim to utilize natural light and implement natural color schemes on the inside and outside of the building.
Food hall — 950 Broadway
Looking for more food options in the Golden Triangle? Well they’re coming, and the new food hall that will occupy what was the old Tony’s Market on Broadway will bring a good chunk of them. The people that developed Stanley Marketplace are the same people running this operation and they look to open the hall sometime in the fall.
Offices — 1050 Bannock St.
This building, which formerly housed several different businesses including a Brother printer repair shop, is poised to become four-story office building equipped with 17 parking spots, according to the Denver site development plan map.
Apartment tower — 360 W. 13th Ave.
This location is currently under construction and soon to become a 14-story apartment tower with 176 apartment units and 5,500 square feet of retail space. This is an Argyle Residential Company project and according to the BusinessDen, their architects Meeks + Partners expect the tower to be open in March of 2019.
Apartment tower — 909 Bannock St.
On this corner right at Speer Boulevard, Greystar, a Houston based company, is building a 16-story apartment tower. The tower will hold just more than three hundred units and be equipped with high-level amenities like a dog-washing station and a valet.
Apartment towers — 921 & 951 Acoma St.
One of the area’s new apartment towers will likely be at 921 Acoma St. Plans submitted for that site propose a 17-story tower with 389 apartments and ground-floor restaurant and retail space, according to BusinessDen …
Apartment tower — 990 Bannock St.
… and across the street at 990 Bannock St. is a vacant office building that has had a chain-link fence around it for some time — and while plans haven’t been submitted for that site yet, owners Lennar Multifamily Community have suggested they’d also like to put an apartment tower there.