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 RiNo landowner’s forecast calls for 50 percent chance of huge water wheel  "The proposal is to build a 50-foot wheel that would spin with the river’s flow. Its backers say it could provide renewable power to the RiNo Promenade, a mile-long park set for construction along  the banks of the river.  A separate, floating component would be anchored in the river to collect trash and prevent debris from entering the wheel."   8/16/18 Denverite

RiNo landowner’s forecast calls for 50 percent chance of huge water wheel

"The proposal is to build a 50-foot wheel that would spin with the river’s flow. Its backers say it could provide renewable power to the RiNo Promenade, a mile-long park set for construction along the banks of the river. A separate, floating component would be anchored in the river to collect trash and prevent debris from entering the wheel."

8/16/18 Denverite

 Hot ‘hoods in the US: 10 neighborhoods you need to visit  "Even as the Mile High City expands, RiNo still clings to its punk-rock roots. You’ll find it in the street murals that seem to pop up overnight, in the experimental galleries that play open house on Friday nights, and in the innovative food halls and rockabilly microbrews that play host to the city’s young, bold and tattooed."   10/5/17 Lonely Planet

Hot ‘hoods in the US: 10 neighborhoods you need to visit

"Even as the Mile High City expands, RiNo still clings to its punk-rock roots. You’ll find it in the street murals that seem to pop up overnight, in the experimental galleries that play open house on Friday nights, and in the innovative food halls and rockabilly microbrews that play host to the city’s young, bold and tattooed."

10/5/17 Lonely Planet

 The Zeppelins are finally building a pedestrian bridge to connect their huge development to the rest of RiNo  "The finished bridge will stretch about 310 feet, starting at Taxi and landing near the current intersection of 35th Street and Arkins Court. Eventually, that will be the corner of  RiNo Park,  also scheduled for construction in 2018,  and the proposed mile-long RiNo Promenade. "   8/21/17 Denverite

The Zeppelins are finally building a pedestrian bridge to connect their huge development to the rest of RiNo

"The finished bridge will stretch about 310 feet, starting at Taxi and landing near the current intersection of 35th Street and Arkins Court. Eventually, that will be the corner of RiNo Park, also scheduled for construction in 2018, and the proposed mile-long RiNo Promenade."

8/21/17 Denverite

 Mile-long RiNo river promenade suddenly more likely again with $5 million from the bonds plan  "The plan to create a mile-long stretch of parkland along the South Platte River in RiNo is looking a lot more feasible this week. Mayor Michael Hancock has included the “River North Promenade” in the final list of projects that will be funded  if voters approve a $937 million spending package. "   7/13/17 Denverite

Mile-long RiNo river promenade suddenly more likely again with $5 million from the bonds plan

"The plan to create a mile-long stretch of parkland along the South Platte River in RiNo is looking a lot more feasible this week. Mayor Michael Hancock has included the “River North Promenade” in the final list of projects that will be funded if voters approve a $937 million spending package."

7/13/17 Denverite

 RiNo’s Ironton art space shifting from gallery to distillery  "Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse plans to open in the River North warehouse during the fall, co-owner Kallyn Peterson told Denverite on Wednesday. Peterson and her partner Robbie Adams “envision a creative space that combines both art studios and their distillery and taproom.”   3/1/2017 Denverite

RiNo’s Ironton art space shifting from gallery to distillery

"Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse plans to open in the River North warehouse during the fall, co-owner Kallyn Peterson told Denverite on Wednesday. Peterson and her partner Robbie Adams “envision a creative space that combines both art studios and their distillery and taproom.”

3/1/2017 Denverite

Denver Rock Drill -Inspiring and innovative new space for office and retail being built in the RiNo and Cole neighborhoods

 Denver’s ready to show off its plan for Globeville Landing  "Part of the plan is to replace Globeville Landing’s deep concrete channel with an open, natural drainage. The city plans to revamp the rest of the park along with all that construction."  6/21/16 Denverite

Denver’s ready to show off its plan for Globeville Landing

"Part of the plan is to replace Globeville Landing’s deep concrete channel with an open, natural drainage. The city plans to revamp the rest of the park along with all that construction."

6/21/16 Denverite

 Photos:1st RiNo Music Festival   8/29/2016 9 News Denver

Photos:1st RiNo Music Festival

8/29/2016 9 News Denver

 Businesses Excited For Brighton Boulevard Phase 1 Completion  "Denver Mayor Michael Hancock was on hand to cut the ribbon on phase one of the project, calling it a main artery to the city."   6/21/18 CBS 4 Denver

Businesses Excited For Brighton Boulevard Phase 1 Completion

"Denver Mayor Michael Hancock was on hand to cut the ribbon on phase one of the project, calling it a main artery to the city."

6/21/18 CBS 4 Denver

 Here is how Denver plans to spend nearly $200 million in the first round of its massive bond package  "Paco Sanchez Park is set to receive $6.6 million to pay for the final stage of the “Re-Imagine Play” project, while $5 million will kick off construction on  a river promenade  in the River North Art District along Arkins Court."   5/1/18 The Denver Post

Here is how Denver plans to spend nearly $200 million in the first round of its massive bond package

"Paco Sanchez Park is set to receive $6.6 million to pay for the final stage of the “Re-Imagine Play” project, while $5 million will kick off construction on a river promenade in the River North Art District along Arkins Court."

5/1/18 The Denver Post

 Former gang members offered jobs, second chances, through community-bred program  “People said they couldn’t be effective in our community, and I see them out there working hard with a great job and future,” Jerome Hairston, a program manager for Family Environmental, said. “It’s showing folks that one or two mistakes, they can overcome them.”  The company has hired three people through the program since January at a starting rate of $16 an hour.   8/14/17 The Denver Post

Former gang members offered jobs, second chances, through community-bred program

“People said they couldn’t be effective in our community, and I see them out there working hard with a great job and future,” Jerome Hairston, a program manager for Family Environmental, said. “It’s showing folks that one or two mistakes, they can overcome them.”

The company has hired three people through the program since January at a starting rate of $16 an hour.

8/14/17 The Denver Post

 Boaters have returned to the South Platte, but what about everyone else?  “We see this as a place they’re going to be walking their dog, they’re going to be strolling. This is going to be their outdoor living room, so to speak, and not as much guys and girls in spandex riding 30 miles per hour,” says Greg Dorolek, principal at Wenk Associates, the firm designing the park.   6/17/2016 Denverite

Boaters have returned to the South Platte, but what about everyone else?

“We see this as a place they’re going to be walking their dog, they’re going to be strolling. This is going to be their outdoor living room, so to speak, and not as much guys and girls in spandex riding 30 miles per hour,” says Greg Dorolek, principal at Wenk Associates, the firm designing the park.

6/17/2016 Denverite

 PHOTOS: RiNo Music Festival   8/29/2016 Marquee Magazine

PHOTOS: RiNo Music Festival

8/29/2016 Marquee Magazine

 RiNo Art District music fest kicks off development  "AEG Live Rocky Mountains partnered with Bernard Hurley to produce the first RiNo Music Festival. The music festival kicked off the development of six acres in the heart of the RiNo District."   2/26/2016 The Denver Channel- ABC 7

RiNo Art District music fest kicks off development

"AEG Live Rocky Mountains partnered with Bernard Hurley to produce the first RiNo Music Festival. The music festival kicked off the development of six acres in the heart of the RiNo District."

2/26/2016 The Denver Channel- ABC 7

 RiNo at “a boil,” not cooling off anytime soon  "The RiNo market doesn’t show signs of slowing down in 2016. Several upcoming public investments could have an outsize impact on the neighborhood.   4/19/2016 Denver Post

RiNo at “a boil,” not cooling off anytime soon

"The RiNo market doesn’t show signs of slowing down in 2016. Several upcoming public investments could have an outsize impact on the neighborhood.

4/19/2016 Denver Post

 RiNopalooza: Music Festival Grounds Are the Latest Development in River North  "In the rapidly developing  River North Arts District , an underused lot is being transformed."   8/2/2016 Westword

RiNopalooza: Music Festival Grounds Are the Latest Development in River North

"In the rapidly developing River North Arts District, an underused lot is being transformed."

8/2/2016 Westword

 South Platte River is to be a key attraction of proposed RiNo entertainment district  "An entertainment district anchored by MillerCoors’ Blue Moon Brewing Co. in Denver’s River North neighborhood will serve as one of the first developments that will help the area’s namesake feature — the South Platte River — become a front door of sorts for RiNo."   2/17/2015 Denver Business Journal

South Platte River is to be a key attraction of proposed RiNo entertainment district

"An entertainment district anchored by MillerCoors’ Blue Moon Brewing Co. in Denver’s River North neighborhood will serve as one of the first developments that will help the area’s namesake feature — the South Platte River — become a front door of sorts for RiNo."

2/17/2015 Denver Business Journal

 A Denver nonprofit has built 270 bridges in impoverished places around the world. Now it’s turning to its backyard in RiNo.  "In Denver’s River North Art District, near the group’s Five Points headquarters, it is working with community leaders to adapt its standard cable-suspension bridge design for its first U.S. span: a South Platte River crossing that, as soon as next summer, could connect Globeville to the burgeoning area near Brighton Boulevard."   10/30/17 The Denver Post

A Denver nonprofit has built 270 bridges in impoverished places around the world. Now it’s turning to its backyard in RiNo.

"In Denver’s River North Art District, near the group’s Five Points headquarters, it is working with community leaders to adapt its standard cable-suspension bridge design for its first U.S. span: a South Platte River crossing that, as soon as next summer, could connect Globeville to the burgeoning area near Brighton Boulevard."

10/30/17 The Denver Post

 Rampaging RiNo: Trendy Denver district expects office space to double in 5 years  "Along with all the new artists' studios, drinking spots and apartments, Denver's River North district is seeing a eruption of new office space."   8/15/17 Denver Business Journal

Rampaging RiNo: Trendy Denver district expects office space to double in 5 years

"Along with all the new artists' studios, drinking spots and apartments, Denver's River North district is seeing a eruption of new office space."

8/15/17 Denver Business Journal

 The battle to crown Denver’s Top Taco is going down this Thursday  "Is there any pursuit more noble than eating taco after taco in the attempt to find the perfect one? I think not, which is why Top Taco, happening Thursday, June 22 at the River North Festival Grounds, isn’t so much an optional event as it is a morally imperative one."   7/20/17 The Denver Post

The battle to crown Denver’s Top Taco is going down this Thursday

"Is there any pursuit more noble than eating taco after taco in the attempt to find the perfect one? I think not, which is why Top Taco, happening Thursday, June 22 at the River North Festival Grounds, isn’t so much an optional event as it is a morally imperative one."

7/20/17 The Denver Post

 "PSST… CHICKEN FIGHT! FESTIVAL WILL TAKE OVER RINO"   5/14/17 The Denver Ear

"PSST… CHICKEN FIGHT! FESTIVAL WILL TAKE OVER RINO"

5/14/17 The Denver Ear

 RiNo Promenade plans & funding in the works; fundraiser Friday  "Developer Bernard Hurley envisions a "festival street" including breweries, cafes, restaurants and music venues. The project would create around 12 acres of public space for the community".   4/28/17 Denver 7

RiNo Promenade plans & funding in the works; fundraiser Friday

"Developer Bernard Hurley envisions a "festival street" including breweries, cafes, restaurants and music venues. The project would create around 12 acres of public space for the community".

4/28/17 Denver 7

 A mile-long park and an elevated walkway along the South Platte: The latest plans for RiNo Promenade  "The general idea is to create a series of plazas connected by walking routes. Interesting features could include a steel observation tower that  “gets you up off the ground … so you have some views out over the river and up into the trees,” Wethington said.  The project is 'really meant to speak to RiNo, specifically, and a lot of what you see in that area is adaptive reuse.'"   1/12/2017 Denverite

A mile-long park and an elevated walkway along the South Platte: The latest plans for RiNo Promenade

"The general idea is to create a series of plazas connected by walking routes. Interesting features could include a steel observation tower that  “gets you up off the ground … so you have some views out over the river and up into the trees,” Wethington said.

The project is 'really meant to speak to RiNo, specifically, and a lot of what you see in that area is adaptive reuse.'"

1/12/2017 Denverite

 Bike-In Theater, Music Venues and More Coming to RiNo withHurley Place  "RiNo Music Festival recently held its inaugural concert series in the RiNo district, showcasing a variety of local and national talent. Little does Denver know, the music festival merely foreshadows what the district can expect in the upcoming years."   9/1/2016 303 Magazine

Bike-In Theater, Music Venues and More Coming to RiNo withHurley Place

"RiNo Music Festival recently held its inaugural concert series in the RiNo district, showcasing a variety of local and national talent. Little does Denver know, the music festival merely foreshadows what the district can expect in the upcoming years."

9/1/2016 303 Magazine

 The “best-kept secret” in RiNo: An independent developer’s $250 million plan to bring the party to the river  "..Hurley has been assembling the money and land for an ambitious and unusual project that could finally deliver the kind of dense, interconnected and green space that has eluded RiNo’s redevelopment. His plan for “Hurley Place,” the developer says, is the best-kept secret on the South Platte."   2/17/2017 Denverite

The “best-kept secret” in RiNo: An independent developer’s $250 million plan to bring the party to the river

"..Hurley has been assembling the money and land for an ambitious and unusual project that could finally deliver the kind of dense, interconnected and green space that has eluded RiNo’s redevelopment. His plan for “Hurley Place,” the developer says, is the best-kept secret on the South Platte."

2/17/2017 Denverite

 Denver’s Gritty Back Door Could Become Its New Gateway  "Business promoters now want to create an international trade hub in the district and are ready to capitalize on what they see as one of Denver’s last development frontiers. The developer  Sean Campbell  and World Trade Center Denver, a nonprofit organization that helps regional businesses, have proposed building a $200 million  international business campus  in RiNo."   12/27/2016 The New York Times

Denver’s Gritty Back Door Could Become Its New Gateway

"Business promoters now want to create an international trade hub in the district and are ready to capitalize on what they see as one of Denver’s last development frontiers. The developer Sean Campbell and World Trade Center Denver, a nonprofit organization that helps regional businesses, have proposed building a $200 million international business campus in RiNo."

12/27/2016 The New York Times

 RiNo Music Festival glimpses into neighborhood’s cultural future  “'Five years from now, this is going to be the best part of Denver,” Hurley said, gesturing toward the area from where he stood near the bank of the South Platte River."   12/5/16 Denver Post

RiNo Music Festival glimpses into neighborhood’s cultural future

“'Five years from now, this is going to be the best part of Denver,” Hurley said, gesturing toward the area from where he stood near the bank of the South Platte River."

12/5/16 Denver Post

 Blue Moon Brewing to open brewery, taproom in River North  “What better place to locate our new brewery than in River North, the arts district?” Villa said. “To me, it’s a fantastic synergy — the perfect time, the perfect storm for the two entities to come together — River North and Blue Moon Brewing Company.”   2/24/2016 Denver Post    

Blue Moon Brewing to open brewery, taproom in River North

“What better place to locate our new brewery than in River North, the arts district?” Villa said. “To me, it’s a fantastic synergy — the perfect time, the perfect storm for the two entities to come together — River North and Blue Moon Brewing Company.”

2/24/2016 Denver Post

 

 Blue Moon Brewing to anchor new RiNo entertainment district  "Miller Coors' Blue Moon Brewing Co. will anchor a new, five-acre entertainment district in Denver's River North neighborhood, the project's developer said Monday."   2/13/2015 Denver Business Journal

Blue Moon Brewing to anchor new RiNo entertainment district

"Miller Coors' Blue Moon Brewing Co. will anchor a new, five-acre entertainment district in Denver's River North neighborhood, the project's developer said Monday."

2/13/2015 Denver Business Journal

 Big plans in the works for RiNo District  "Bernard Hurley owns six acres near the area of North 38th and Chestnut streets. He’s looking to turn it into an entertainment mecca called Hurley’s Place with live music venues, apartment buildings, shops, a bike-in movie theater, a river walk and a large-scale promenade.  “We’re just excited to create this sense of place that we feel does not exist in the city right now," Hurley said."   8/29/2016 Fox Denver 31

Big plans in the works for RiNo District

"Bernard Hurley owns six acres near the area of North 38th and Chestnut streets. He’s looking to turn it into an entertainment mecca called Hurley’s Place with live music venues, apartment buildings, shops, a bike-in movie theater, a river walk and a large-scale promenade.

“We’re just excited to create this sense of place that we feel does not exist in the city right now," Hurley said."

8/29/2016 Fox Denver 31

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 "With 250 acres of redeveloped land, the National Western Complex will support Denver’s global standing as a world-class hub for agriculture and innovation."   -City and County of Denver

"With 250 acres of redeveloped land, the National Western Complex will support Denver’s global standing as a world-class hub for agriculture and innovation."

-City and County of Denver

 "National Western leadership is currently working with a multitude of partners including the City and County of Denver, Colorado State University, the Museum of Nature and Science and History Colorado to explore a site plan that would reinvent the complex for the next 100 years. "   -NWC

"National Western leadership is currently working with a multitude of partners including the City and County of Denver, Colorado State University, the Museum of Nature and Science and History Colorado to explore a site plan that would reinvent the complex for the next 100 years. "

-NWC

 Colorado State University is a key partner in the the reimagining of the National Western Center, a combined 250-acre site near Interstates 70 and 25, that is a planned year-round educational and entertainment hub for the city.   -Colorado State University

Colorado State University is a key partner in the the reimagining of the National Western Center, a combined 250-acre site near Interstates 70 and 25, that is a planned year-round educational and entertainment hub for the city.

-Colorado State University