Dairy Block Continues Redevelopment with New Name

August 11, 2015 Posted In

DENVER, COLO. – August 11, 2015 – Dairy Block, formerly known as Z Block, continues its path toward redevelopment under the partnership of McWhinney, Grand American Inc. and Sage Hospitality. The full square block is currently under construction to redevelop the site into a mixed-use office, hotel and retail destination, located on Denver’s historic Windsor Dairy Block along Wazee and Blake Streets between 18th and 19th Streets.
“The rich history of the Windsor Dairy Block is remarkable,” said Chad McWhinney, CEO and Co-Founder at McWhinney. “We felt it was important to have a name that pays homage to the significance of the block’s history.”
The partnership’s goal is to create a place in LoDo that blends the historical heritage of lower downtown with a new, vibrant place that elevates the LoDo experience.


Dairy Block is a mixed-use office, hospitality and retail development along Wazee Street between 18th and 19th Streets in downtown Denver, designed to pay homage to Denver’s rich history while creating a vibrant community gathering location. Slated for completion in early 2017, the development offers a dramatic 600,000-square-foot redevelopment comprised of 250,000 square feet of office, a 172-room hotel, 60,000 square feet of prime restaurant and retail space and a 394-car below-grade parking garage—all of which are integrated with three of the historic Windsor Dairy Block buildings in the heart of Denver’s Lower Downtown (LoDo) District. Dairy Block is one block from Denver’s Union Station, the epicenter of the region’s transportation complex. In addition, the development’s close proximity to mass transit, major highways, sports venues, hotels, restaurants and entertainment provides employees and visitors a location to maximize productivity while experiencing the sophisticated and lively LoDo lifestyle. As one of the last remaining full-block development sites within the historic district, Dairy Block is an excellent infill opportunity for LoDo.

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