Mixed-Use Redevelopment Aims to Bring High-Design to Notorious Denver "Mousetrap"

A $100 million project proposing to create a design neighborhood at a former printing plant adjacent to a notorious interstate intersection is being made possible by Denver's light rail expansion, and the involvement of a renowned architect.

"The busy corner of Interstates 70 and 25 will be the site of a new residential, retail and office campus that developers hope will remake the image of an intersection known as the traffic-jamming Mousetrap," reports Ray Mark Rinaldi.

"The $100 million project, on the grounds of the former Denver Post printing plant, is driven by high design — from its architect, the internationally renowned Brad Cloepfil, who created Denver's sleek Clyfford Still Museum, to its featured tenants, commercial and residential designers who will locate their showrooms in the main building."

"But if all of Denver-based Ascendant Development's plans are realized, the 41-acre parcel also will include multi-family housing and a newly constructed building that will host collaborative office space for small, creative-sector businesses."

Full Story: Denver's "mousetrap" to get high-design development


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