Tearar and Desirae at last night’s at ULI Colorado's event “Imagine a Greater City!” Pictured above with developer Lynn Crist of the Morrison Group with whom we are working on a affordable townhome project in the Curtis Park neighborhood, called Stout24. The below picture is with ULI's senior associate Charels Allison-Godfrey.
Urban Land Institute
Desirae Zamora and Nikol Davis spent Thursday afternoon touring the Country Club Towers with the Urban Land of Institute Colorado. This project recently topped out in March and our team members were lucky enough to be some of the first people to tour these two, 30-story buildings in West Wash Park that is set to open late summer. This project offers sweeping view of downtown Denver, a 5th floor restaurant and bar open to the public and a pet spa with on-site grooming, boarding and dog park. See below for some candid pics from the tour.
This morning Paul, Desirae, Derek and myself (Gina) participated in the ULI Holiday Volunteer Opportunity at The Gathering Place. The Gathering place is a drop-in center that provides services to children, women and transgender individuals experiencing poverty or homelessness. They offer three meals a day, children's center, employment assistance, counseling and medical care among many other programs and services aimed at helping these individuals get back on their feet. ULI's Outreach Committee organized the event where we cooked and served breakfast a hearty breakfast of pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs. We also prepped for the lunch meal and packed additional sack lunches that will be distributed throughout the day for anyone who needs one. For more information on The Gathering Place or for volunteer opportunities visit their website at: http://tgpdenver.org/
Studio PBA team members Kathy Parker, Derek Westby, Desirae Zamora and Edwin Mocke had a great opportunity to participate in ULI's TOD Marketplace and Tours last week. The RTD Light Rail offered Wednesday afternoon guided tours to explore some exciting new developments in the surrounding area. Kathy took the B Line tour, Westminster's Urban Future, that highlighted Westminster’s ambitious journey to become the next urban center on Colorado’s Front Range. Derek rode the W Line to Lakewood, Emerging West Colfax, where the 40 West Arts is working to champion the renaissance of historic West Colfax, and Edwin rode the new A Line toward Denver International Airport's tour, Infill to Innovation.
Thursday was ULI’s marketplace where guest speakers from various city offices including Denver, Boulder, Greenwood Village and Westminster and influential people in the real estate and development industries around Colorado shared their thoughts on Denver as a successful model city. The marketplace also featured various building vendors and projects under construction around the Denver-metro area. All in all, the event was beneficial in promoting and marketing the many new projects happening in the area, highlighting the improvements in transportation, and the importance of sustainability in the future of design.
For more information about the ULI tours and transit-oriented developments in Denver, click on this link from The Denver Post and see if you can spot Kathy on her tour: http://www.denverpost.com/2016/11/12/first-generation-tods-lessons-transit-oriented-projects/
This past week, PBA project managers Edwin Mocke and Cris Torres flew out to Dallas, TX to attend the Urban Land Institute's Annual Fall Meeting. Over 3,000 ULI members attended the 4 day conference to network with other leaders within the real estate and land use industry. These events discussed innovative building techniques, industry trends, global connectivity and the changing face of real estate among other topics. Our PMs were also able to relax a bit away from the office a bit and explore Dallas-Fort Worth's growing city infrastructure.