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Historic Denver Real Estate in LoDo

Posted in: Denver, Featured Neighborhoods, Denver County
By Colorado Real Estate Home
Dec 11, 2013 - 9:10:02 PM

Lower Downtown (LoDo) Homes For Sale
in Denver Colorado

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Lower Downtown (LoDo) in Denver CO

Lodo in Denver
Lodo in Denver
Lower Denver's historic downtown pedestrian neighborhood, LoDo, offers a unique combination of Denver Colorado homes and businesses designed with both contemporary and historic architecture, marvelous views of the mountains, nearby parks and Cherry Creek, and a plethora of one-of-a-kind establishments.

LoDo Denver CO real estate includes buildings in the Lower Downtown Historic District along with surrounding Denver neighborhoods such as Auraria, the Central Platte Valley, and Riverfront Park, Prospect, River North, Ballpark and more.  These areas of real estate in Denver's urban center are currently popular as people seek to eliminate commuting.

In 1858 after gold was found nearby in the South Platte River, General William Larimer marked this piece of real estate and called it Denver City.  Within twenty years, partially due to the opening of the Transcontinental Railroad spur from Denver to Cheyenne, over 35,000 people resided in the community.  The adjacent Union Station was bustling, but that boom cycle ended in 1893 with the Silver Crash.

By the mid-20th century as airplanes and freeways replaced train travel, this section of downtown was considered to be skid row and during the urban renewal era of the 1960s and 70s, twenty percent of its buildings were razed.  About that time, however, the neighborhood began to experience a rebirth and has slowly become a destination neighborhood--with the successful Wynkoop Brewery leading the pack of new enterprises.

To encourage the preservation and vitality of the LoDo area - valuable for historic, architectural, and economic reasons--the City Council in 1988 created the Lower Downtown Historic District, which protects 127 building, and they zoned the area B-7.  Mixed-use development is encouraged, building heights are limited, and projects must complete an architectural design review process--all to ensure that the historic character of the neighborhood remains intact.

When Coors Field opened on the edge of the LoDo Historic District in 1995, the area had been transformed into a new hip neighborhood with a variety of clubs, restaurants, art galleries, stores, bars, and businesses.  In 2000, the Pepsi Center opened on the other edge of LoDo bringing in even more sports enthusiasts.  Old warehouses were transformed into exclusive fancy lofts to cater to the demand of the new customers.

LoDo benefits much from community interest and involvement and boasts several organizations intent on keeping the area vibrant.  One of these, the LoDo District, Inc. is a non-profit neighborhood and business association that represents both the residential community of 2500 and the business community.  The business arm acts as a chamber of commerce, the visitors' bureau, advocacy agent, and marketing entity.  The LoDo Neighborhood Association seeks to ensure quality living conditions in the mixed-use area.

LoDo has offered the community an opportunity to keep the memory of the City's past alive while visioning a healthy future.

LoDo Neighborhood in Denver CO

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