First Homes, Public Art Underway at Boulevard One
April 2, 2015
First Single Family Homes Break Ground
Infinity Home Collection and Wonderland Homes are the first to break ground at Boulevard One.
“Now that streets are in and construction is underway, you can start to visualize this vibrant, walkable neighborhood,” said Monty Force, executive director of the Lowry Redevelopment Authority. “This is the last chapter of a 20-year story of smart growth at Lowry.”
Parts of Boulevard One will feel much like the current Lowry Town Center district, he added. Now home to several popular restaurants and cultural amenities, the Town Center is a medium-density area with retail, offices, and residential uses. Boulevard One will feature more distinct neighborhoods within walking distance of a mixed-use
“Boulevard One is truly one of those special places that comes along once in a very great while,” said Dave Steinke, general manager of Infinity Home Collection. “We’ve never seen so many people come out of nowhere and hope that they can live somewhere.”
80 single family homes will be built in this first phase. Other builders will break ground in coming weeks. For sales info, please contact builders directly here.
Public Art Installations Underway
Public art will be part of daily life at Boulevard One. The urban design team includes David Griggs, a noted local artist.
“We’d like to create unexpected and meaningful experiences as people live, socialize, work and recreate in the neighborhood,” he says.
Public art can serve to orient people in an urban landscape. Pieces might be markers, views, gathering places and links. Two installations are now underway. “Wildlife weave” features carved boulders, a walking path, native landscape and two woven steel sculptures on top of the north side of the berm on Monaco Parkway. An “urban kiva” will be a small gathering place in the first neighborhood park.
Boulevard One in the News
Confluence Denver recently published a great article about the ongoing transformation of the former Lowry Air Force Base into a vibrant and interesting neighborhood. You can read it here: Lowry: Metamorphosis from Military to Mixed-Use Nears Completion.