What is Riverfront Park?
Riverfront Park in the most basic sense is an ideally located, downtown residential community. Most places where people live in the downtown area are simply clusters of buildings. Riverfront Park is a genuine neighborhood in the heart of the city. People who live here know each other, play together, party together, walk their dogs in the park together, and many organize and participate in neighborhood events. It’s a first-name basis kind of place.
Riverfront Park is a master planned community with a carefully crafted vision, resulting in a global approach to architectural design. In terms of heights and materials used, our design flows from one block to the next, even though buildings do not look like one another. Eventually, as the Central Platte Valley fills in, Riverfront Park will ultimately blend in with downtown versus appear as a stand alone community.
At East West Partners, we feel a certain sense of pride in playing such an integral role in changing the face of downtown Denver. We hope that Riverfront Park, through the quality of its planning, design, retail, and strong sense of community, will bring a new layer of credibility to Denver’s sophistication in the years to come.
Geographically, Riverfront Park is bordered by Cherry Creek, 20th Street, the Consolidated Main Line, and Commons Park. We are approximately one and a half blocks from Union Station, making access to almost anywhere in the Denver metro area exceptionally easy. Eventually, FasTracks, once established, will become woven into the everyday fabric of life at Riverfront Park.
Culturally, the easy access to Light Rail and the 16th Street Mall Shuttle allow for effortless access to sporting events, shopping, dining, symphony and ballet performances, museums, plays, concerts, and art festivals. To the north is Coors© Field, to the south is the Pepsi© Center and Elitch Gardens. To the east is historic LoDo - with its endless array of boutiques, restaurants, galleries, museums, and cultural performances. To the west is Commons Park, the Platte River, and Platte Street which is home to the REI flagship store and a stretch of independent restaurants and shops. It is worth mentioning- since we all have to eat- that there are 133 restaurants one half mile from Riverfront Park, 301 restaurants under .9 miles, and 356 restaurants under 1 mile of The Plaza. Walkability, we’re proud to say, is one of our mantras.
With access to Commons Park, Confluence Park, Cuernavaca Park, Cherry Creek, and the Platte River just steps away, residents can easily walk out their front door and jog, bike, picnic, rollerblade, or whatever their fancy. They can kayak and fish on the South Platte River, or simply relax and talk on a park bench.
Many of the services for everyday living are right in the neighborhood. The Plaza at Riverfront Park houses Little Raven Vineyards wine shop, Community Banks of Colorado, Esquire Fabricare dry cleaners, Ink Coffee- where you can get coffee and great sandwiches, Jay’s Parkside Cafe, Colorado Petfitters, the award-winning Zengo Restaurant, McLoughlin’s Restaurant and Bar, Riverfront Athletic Club, and Platte Forum community arts center.
The Riverfront Park Master Association and East West Urban Management add value by providing oversight for the whole community, including but not limited to, additional security in the form of off-duty Denver Police officers from 6am to 6pm, neighborhood cleaning services, landscaping services, concierge services, property management services, and governance of homeowner associations. Residents undoubtedly benefit from professional management, onsite.
A few other companies, after buying land from East West Partners, now have holdings in Riverfront Park. Archstone-Smith developed an apartment community on two parcels along 15th Street. The Manhattan, also an apartment building, was developed by Greystar, and is owned and managed by Windsor Property Management.
Continuum Partners, LLC purchased land from East West at 15th and Delgany Streets and is currently developing the Art House Townhomes. Additionally, Continuum donated a parcel of land at 15th and Delgany Streets for the construction of the new Museum of Contemporary Art- Denver.
In a joint partnership, Urban Ventures, LLC and Continuum Partners developed Monarch Mills, a condominium building consisting primarily of deed-restricted affordable homes. Though the above companies and projects are not lead by East West Partners, they do fall under the auspices of the Riverfront Park Master Association, and are a part of the Riverfront Park neighborhood.