DENVER, COLO. — June 19, 2013— McWhinney and Grand American, Inc. have partnered to redevelop the city block between 18th/19th and Blake/Wazee Streets in Denver’s vibrant Lower Downtown District. Colorado-based McWhinney is an experienced real estate investment and development company responsible for multi-use developments in Colorado such as Centerra in Loveland and North Park in Broomfield. This will be McWhinney’s second major project in downtown Denver, closely following its role as co-developer of the Union Station redevelopment project.
The project is currently known as the “Historic Windsor Dairy Block” and will consist of a mixed-use development of nearly 325,000 square feet that will include office, retail and multi-family uses with private, on-site, underground parking. The project is currently in the early phases of the design process. The completed plans will showcase a space that reinforces the existing character and development pattern of the Lower Downtown District.
Upon completion, residents and office tenants alike will be in the heart of downtown, only blocks from LoDo’s most desirable amenities, including Coors Field and the newly renovated Union Station transportation hub that will include a hotel and fine dining.
Grand American has owned the square block at 18th and Wazee in LoDo for more than 30 years and has renovated many of the historic buildings on the block. “We are excited to partner with McWhinney to develop this property into a product that the community, the city and we can be extremely proud of,” said Bruce Phillips, president of Grand American.
“We are thrilled to be an increasingly integral part of Denver’s incredible revitalization, redevelopment and infill efforts,” said Chad McWhinney, CEO and co-founder of McWhinney. “We announced our first commitment to Denver and its Union Station project at the beginning of the year and could not be more proud to move ahead with a second Denver project in partnership with well-respected Grand American, Inc. Denver continues to provide us with great opportunities for creative and responsible real estate deals that align perfectly with our values of creating a true sense of place and ultimately, spurring broader economic growth.”