Developer Calls for Community Input for Larimer Square Revitalization
Jeff Hermanson in partnership with Denver-based Urban Villages, Inc., is seeking public feedback as the development team considers potentially landscape-changing new construction for Larimer Square, as part of its strategy to invest in the oldest commercial block in Denver. The famous square is facing an estimated $130 million in restoration needs.
Urban Villages will hold a meeting to the general public inside a vacant retail space at 1411 Larimer St. on Feb. 25 to gather input and feedback on what the block needs or may not need.
According to Urban Villages, the 20 historic buildings need upgrades to their plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling and life/fire safety systems. Five new buildings have been built on the block in the last 30 years and Urban Villages believe it is necessary from a financial standpoint to build more as part of the block’s revitalization.
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