Downtown Denver Partnership Announces 2018 Downtown Denver Award Winners

Dairy Block Alley, courtesy of McWhinney.,

DENVER – The Downtown Denver Partnership has presented six awards to transformational projects in downtown Denver on April 18 that contribute to an economically healthy, growing, and vital center city at the Downtown Denver Awards, sponsored by Polsinelli.

The honorees, selected by a jury of key business leaders convened by the Downtown Denver Partnership, are businesses, projects, and initiatives that had the most significant economic impact on the center city in 2018. The winners were showcased at an event  attended by nearly 1,000 business and civic leaders with videos produced by Comcast and Westworks Studios.

The 2018 Downtown Denver Award Winners are:

1144 Fifteenth Street | Video

1144 Fifteenth Street is a modern addition to Denver’s rapidly-changing skyline. At 603 feet, it’s downtown’s tallest commercial office building in 35 years. The distinctive 42-story skyscraper was completed in 2018 and is already 84 percent leased, keeping businesses in the commercial core, and bringing in new ones.

Riverview at 1700 Platte | Video

The stunning design of Riverview at 1700 Platte Street elevates this core downtown neighborhood, while enhancing the pedestrian experience and connections to the South Platte River and downtown.

The project’s central tenant is BP, that relocated its Lower 48 headquarters from Houston, bringing hundreds of permanent jobs to Denver.

Civic Center Station | Video

Civic Center Station impacts thousands of people every week, creating a safer, more welcoming bookend at the heart of Downtown Denver. As the southern anchor for the 16th Street Mall, it’s a vital access point for the Downtown core for the thousands of commuters, residents, and tourist who pass through it each week.

Dairy Block | Video

Dairy Block is a “micro-district” in the heart of Denver’s historic Lower Downtown District. The mixed-use office, retail, and hospitality project is a catalytic addition to downtown, perfectly situated to cater to downtown visitors, residents, and workers.

Target | Video

In 2018, after 14 years of deal making by several local developers, Gart Properties brought Target to the 16th Street Mall, completing downtown’s ecosystem with easy access to groceries, home goods, and more. As one of the nation’s largest and most sought-after retailers, Target’s choice of location is a resounding confirmation of downtown’s booming reputation.

The Lydian | Video
The Lydian elevates Five Points’ neighborhood amenities, while preserving the legacy of the area. The Lydian is socially and economically inclusive, offering 22 units of affordable housing. Retail spills into the lobby, designed to be a public gathering space. On the ground floor, a yoga studio, a bar and restaurant, and a market, make this a vibrant center for the neighborhood.

“The Downtown Denver Partnership is proud to present each of these projects with a Downtown Denver Award,” said Tami Door, president and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership. “These projects exemplify strong vision, purposeful planning, and thoughtful design. Each of these Winners have had an impact on our center city and will continue to contribute to a growing, healthy, and vibrant downtown.”

In addition to the six Downtown Denver Awards, the Partnership recognized the following organizations and entities with Milestone Awards, honoring their lasting legacies on Downtown Denver: Denver Nuggets, 50 years; Denver Art Museum, 125 years; TIAA, 100 years; and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, 50 years.

To learn more about the Downtown Denver Awards, click here.


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