Kroenke Sports and Entertainment Proposes Major Redevelopment of 55-Acre Site Next to Ball Arena

ZGF is currently working on the KSE-Ball Arena Redevelopment that will serve as a connector of neighborhoods by stitching together isolated areas of the city and healing physical barriers.

A major new development proposed by Kroenke Sports and Entertainment could play a key role in uniting LoDo, Auraria Campus, The River Mile, La Alma/Lincoln Park, Jefferson Park, and beyond.

The signature park could serve as an amenity for the community while also hosting events, festivals, and seasonal activities.

According to a Large Development Review plan submitted to the city, the KSE-Ball Arena Redevelopment will be a brand new entertainment district on the 55 acres surrounding the Ball Arena in downtown Denver, transforming the large parcels of parking lots and constrained access points.

Kroenke proposes that the project will advance the city and local community vision for this unique site by embracing goals outlined in the community-supported Downtown Area Plan Amendment. In addition to creating a desirable urban fabric and enhancing connectivity to downtown, the site will bring new jobs, shops, restaurants, homes, workplaces, and parks to the area.

Project highlights include:

  • A complete, connected, and inclusive neighborhood
  • At least 12-percent open space for public use
  • 4-5 million GSF of mixed-use, office, retail, and housing
  • Connects to nearby areas such as The River Mile, Stadium District, Auraria Higher Education Campus, Downtown, and Sun Valley Eco District

According to the development plan, over twenty percent of the land area will be dedicated to parks and open spaces. The plan will create a rich diversity of parks for the downtown area and make critical bicycle and pedestrian connections across and over current physical barriers that have previously landlocked the site.

The proposal has not yet been approved so changes may be made once the process is complete. Kroenke will hold community information meetings and get public feedback on this proposal, per city rules.

Renderings courtesy of City and County of Denver

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