Rockies Officially Submit Plan For Downtown Retail Development
The Rockies and architecture firm Stantec officially "submitted a site plan" to the city of Denver last month "outlining a two-building project that would bring more than 828,000 square feet of development" to downtown just south of Coors Field, according to Joe Rubino of the DENVER POST. Plans show the pair of buildings -- one 11 stories and the other 13 -- would "combine to include 114 condos." The development will "include 144,693 square feet of hotel space, 87,091 square feet for bars, restaurants or retailers, 210,900 square feet for offices" and a 34,015-square foot Rockies team HOF and event space. The video screen-laden plaza is "expected to be a community gathering place before and after games." Stantec's Senior Principal on the project John Yonushewski "estimated work could begin in early fall -- whether the Rockies are still playing or not." Construction is "expected to take up to two years." The plans also "call for more than 41,000 square feet of public open space" (DENVER POST, 6/13).