Rockies Unveil Plans For New Outdoor Plaza, Team HOF In Lot Next To Coors Field
The Rockies and architecture firm Stantec last week announced plans for a "forthcoming outdoor plaza complex" next to Coors Field that will "include restaurants, offices, a hotel and residences revolving around a screen-laden public plaza," according to Joe Rubino of the DENVER POST. The project’s chief attraction "will be all about baseball" and include the Rockies HOF. The plaza will "rise where a parking lot now sits" southwest of Coors Field. The Rockies "secured a 99-year lease for the lot" as part of the $200M agreement the team "signed this spring to keep Coors Field as its home for the next 30 years." The lot and ballpark are "owned by the Metropolitan Baseball Stadium District, a division of the state" (DENVER POST, 12/2). In Denver, Chuck Hickey noted construction is "scheduled to begin" in '18. Stantec Buildings Principal Larry Weeks said the plaza is "designed as a pre- and postgame gathering place for Rockies fans." The parking lot is the "last open land parcel connected to the Lower Downtown district, Union Station and the RiNo district" (KDVR.com, 12/1). In Colorado, Doug Storum noted Stantec "will design the project," and Colorado-based Hensel Phelps Construction will be the general contractor (BIZWEST.com, 12/1).