Colorado Real Estate Journal — "Populus: A New Hub for Social and Civic Life in Denver"

"At the intersection of Colfax Avenue, 14th Street and Court Place lies a triangular parcel that most pedestrians and motorists likely pass by without a glance. Though it may be inconspicuous today, the site’s unique location – across the street from the Denver City and County Building and Civic Center Park and blocks away from the Colorado Convention Center and 16th Street Mall – gives it enormous potential to become a new connective hub for downtown.

Our team, made up of local Denver developer Urban Villages and Chicago-based architecture practice Studio Gang, has come together to unlock this opportunity, bringing an open and welcoming building to Civic Center Park that also makes a bold addition to Denver’s skyline. Known as Populus, this 145,000-gross-square-foot, 13-story building will include 250 hotel rooms and 40 micro-apartments. Designed to serve the needs of locals and visitors alike, Populus will offer a public rooftop bar and view deck that overlooks Civic Center Park and the Rocky Mountains beyond, as well as multiple event spaces, including an expansive ballroom with views of the Colorado Capitol. Rivaling the best of Denver’s thriving food and beverage scene, the lobby will feature multiple concepts to help activate the street."

Read more of the article, coauthored by Urban Villages Chief Development Officer and Principal Jon Buerge and Jeanne Gang