RiNo Center Update #1

Back in March Derek did a post on the new development named RiNo Center. This is located on 32nd and Brighton Blvd. The Transit-Oriented development is the beginning of the future for this area. It will be just a short walk to a future commuter rail stop with a market right next door as well.

This development is beginning to take shape and a lot of the framing is done like the Denargo Market Apartments just down the road. There’s a lot of new building smells in this area and is a great sign of progress for what used to be an undesirable part of our outer downtown.


This is going to be a 4-story development that will provide 205 units and a large 15,000 square foot courtyard. This is only the beginning of this neighborhood starting to fill up with residences and amenities. It will be very interesting to see this area a couple years from now.

By | 2016-12-21T16:12:46+00:00 July 15, 2012|Categories: Infill, Residential, River North, Urbanism|Tags: |5 Comments


  1. Daniel July 16, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Exciting news. We often walk to RiNo for drink and entertainment (from Curtis Park), so I’m sure the increase in density will bring more life to that part of town. I just hope the planned ped bridges across the tracks happen sooner than later.

  2. Corey July 16, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Pagliacci’s Italian restaurant is closing next month to make way for a 5 story apartment building. I hope the owners of the restaurant, which has been in business since 1946, decided that it was time to move on to something else instead of just cashing in on their property. While I am all for more infill development in the Highlands, I am saddened that a long time family-run business that was part of Denver’s Little Italy is closing. This is a loss to the authentic ethnic character of the neighborhood. Building another apartment building in place of a venerable local restaurant is a shame. This is an example of the bad side of gentrification.

  3. Bryan July 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    ^ if this is a shame, whose fault is it?

  4. Kyle July 17, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    I don’t think it is anyone’s fault but still sad to see go. A good solution would be if the restaurant could reopen in a retail space in the new development.

  5. Bryan July 18, 2012 at 7:34 am

    agreed it’s a bit sad…but that’s life in the city – things change…and of course they could always rent space in the new building if they WANT to.

    nobody forced them to sell, i’m sure rose (the owner) is getting a huge payday and will enjoy retirement (though it appears she is going to license recipes…that minestrone is amazing!)

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