Happy 2016, Denver!
We recently recapped the extent of multifamily residential and non-residential development in Downtown Denver since 2010 using maps and tables to show some of the basic attributes of the 142 different projects—completed, under construction, and proposed—that are reshaping Denver’s urban core. Remember the general premise behind DenverInfill: surface parking lots are soul-sucking black holes in the urban fabric of the city, and with each new infill development, we repair the urban fabric, add vitality through economic and social activity, and improve the walkability of the area. A few millennia of city-building have taught us that successful communities are those with an intact and coherent urban form, a mix of uses in a compact built environment, and an exceptional public realm oriented around the pedestrian. This is our goal for Downtown Denver.
To complete DenverInfill’s look back at the first six years of the decade and the remarkable transformation taking place in Downtown through infill development, I offer the following exhibit. It started out as a straight-forward infographic, and then as I kept fussing with it, it evolved into something a bit more artsy and elaborate. But either way, I had fun making it (gotta keep those Adobe Creative Cloud skills sharp!) and I hope you enjoy looking at it. Click to embiggen, of course, and yeah, it’s kinda big.
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Here’s to a successful and prosperous new year for Denver and for you!