Redevelopment, Rehabilitation and New Opportunities for the Emily Griffith Opportunity School Site

Wednesday, March 16, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Historic Denver, Inc., Denver Public Schools (DPS) and the Downtown Denver Partnership will host a community meeting this evening,Wednesday, March 16, 2016 for the public to hear the latest developments on the designation plans and the future redevelopment opportunity of the former Emily Griffith Opportunity School site in Downtown Denver. This informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort to ensure that open communication, transparency and local community insight continue to be an important part of the plans for the long-term future of the property.

Following more than two years of study by DPS and Historic Denver, the revitalization and redevelopment concept for the property provides for the preservation of key historic buildings. The site is bounded by 12th St., 13thSt., Welton, and Glenarm.

Speakers will explain the importance of the site and outline the process for designation. Humphries Poli Architects will give a presentation describing the landmark designation, rehabilitation opportunities and redevelopment envelope.

It is expected that the DPS Request for Proposals (RFP) process for the sale of the Emily Griffith Opportunity School site will run concurrently with the Landmark Preservation Commission designation process.

This meeting is geared toward those interested in learning more about the work that DPS, Historic Denver, the Downtown Denver Partnership and other key stakeholders have engaged in to create this opportunity for redevelopment, including the incorporation of historic structures as the site becomes available for sale.

The Commons on Champa
1245 Champa Street
Denver, Colorado 80204
(Metered street parking available)



Adam Perkins, AICP | Urban Planning Manager, Downtown Denver Partnership

303.571.8207 |


Photo credit: image from flyer for the event on Historic Denver Inc. website

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