Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Redevelopments along Broadway, Denver

Lumberyards mixed-use project set to rise along South Broadway - Real estate investor Jon Cook has spent the past 40 years assembling property along South Broadway, and now he is getting ready to start an ambitious redevelopment plan. Plans for the mixed-use project include housing, office, retail and restaurant space. The project, known as The Lumberyards, would be located on several blocks west of South Broadway and West Jewell Avenue. The first eight-story building is being planned and designed. It will include an upscale restaurant at street level and residences above. Cook's properties fall in the district covered by the Evans Station Area Plan, aimed at creating a vibrant, urban neighborhood. The plan calls for redeveloping underutilized industrial areas into mixed-use transit-oriented urban centers such as the one Cook is planning.