The Neighborhood: Platt Park
At the turn of the 20th century, the Platt Park neighborhood—then a separate city from Denver—was a bustling borough of five-and-dime shops and sprawling family homes connected to the city by a clanking trolley line that ran up Pearl Street. As the Mile High City...
November 11 2014, 1:00 PM
The neighborhood: Congress Park
Once one of the city’s cemeteries (don’t worry, the remains have been removed), Congress Park and its surrounding neighborhood is steeped in history, and a reprieve from its surrounding busy thoroughfares.
Boundaries: Colorado Boulevard to the east,...
October 16 2014, 11:19 AM
—Rendering courtesy of John Portman & Associates
Another building near the new Union Station development is beginning to take shape. Atlanta-based architectural and engineering firm John Portman & Associates recently revealed a rendering of its plans for a 303,400-square-foot project near the intersection of 18th and Wewatta streets...
September 15 2014, 12:10 PM
The Neighborhood: LoDo
Over the past few years, Lower Downtown—aka LoDo—has seen a resurgence of activity, with bars, shops, and restaurants opening in once-vacant retail spaces and newly constructed buildings. Plus, with the reopening of Union Station, the neighborhood is now bustling with even...
September 10 2014, 11:50 AM
Where: Larimer Square, Downtown Denver
Go For: Expert interior designers ready to create a plan for you and your space, or just to peruse showrooms filled with home accessories, furnishings, and art.
5280 Pick: This urban-whimsical decorative plate (pictured right)—can you...
September 4 2014, 9:50 AM
—Photo courtesy of Historic Denver, Inc.
If you've been to LoDo since last month's debut of the revitalized Union Station, you've seen it yourself: Children run squealing through the fountains just off Wynkoop Street; businesspeople shuttle in and out of Protein Bar over lunch, quinoa wraps in hand; friends meet for drinks on the...
August 28 2014, 10:29 AM
—Courtesy of iStockphoto
Autumn’s cooler temperatures make this season ideal for spending time in your outdoor space reflecting on what worked—and what didn’t. Meghan Himschoot, landscape designer at Luxescapes, and Ebi Kondo, curator of the Japanese Garden for Denver Botanic Gardens, give us tips on how to enhance our...
—Courtesy of Christine Dirkschneider Ballard
Don’t kick that old love seat to the curb just yet; we’ve found someone who can make your castoffs cool again. Jeanne Connolly—self-proclaimed creative hoarder and founder of Denver furniture-design company (and DIY blog) Vintage Renewal—creates “usable art for the home” by reviving neglected...