The ball has dropped, the champagne is gone and resolutions have been made. It’s back to the office for those of us at Silver Spur Marketing and we think 2017 is looking up.
We know Denver is growing at rapid pace, and some of us locals may not be pleased with the increase in traffic, but there are definitely good things that come with the boom. As the Cranes of Denver work hard to build and keep up with the influx of people, we’ve been thinking about the 5 things we are most excited for in our home town this year.
1. Events in Commons Park:
You know that park near Cherry Creek that you wish you could spend more time in but sometimes seems a little sketch? Well, Denver City officials have been making an effort to increase the safety of the park, and there will be several amazing events taking place there in 2017! Stay tuned for more info on these fun happenings.
2. The NEW Denver Art Museum Gio Ponti Building:
Okay, we know the renovations won’t be finished until 2021, but we are very excited that the DAM is well on its way to reaching its fundraising goal! Thanks to the $25 Million donated by Lanny and Sharon Martin last month, the North Building will soon align with the 21st-century features of its counterpart, the Hamilton Building.
3. Tiny Homes in Denver:
As we mentioned in a previous blog, we are thrilled by the conversations surrounding tiny houses in Denver. We hope that these minimalist dwellings will be the answer to the need for affordable housing and serve as a creative way to approach urban infill.
4. New Bike Infrastructure:
Nothing says up-and-coming downtown like great bike lanes and ever-present “sharables.” Have you seen the protected two-way bike lane on Broadway? The goal eventually is to extend the bike lane from I-25 to Brighton Boulevard. We love to see people getting around the city in different ways, and biking is one of our favorite transportation modes
5. Development of RiNo:
The once neglected industrial space in north Denver has become a vibrant community of artists, breweries and small companies. Old warehouses have been turned into workspaces and artisan food markets like The Source. We love seeing the old be made new again, and hope that RiNo’s new residents will preserve the history and continue to give back to the community.
There are so many things to look forward to this year, we hardly know where to begin! What are you excited about in 2017?
Until next time,
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