ULI Colorado: From Parking to Placemaking! Creating mixed-use neighborhoods around transit and venues


Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
1:00pm - 6:30pm MDT


The Maven Hotel Will open in a new window 1800 Wazee ST Denver, CO 80202-1577 UNITED STATES
Date: Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
Time: 1:30- 3 pm (Tours); 3:30 – 6:30 (Main Program); 6:40 pm (Networking Rockies game at Coors Field)
Location: The Maven Hotel, Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee Street, Denver
About: Denver is blessed to have sports and entertainment facilities clustered in the city core and served by transit.
However, Broncos Stadium at Mile High, Coors Field, and the Pepsi Center remain auto-oriented and engulfed by parking. Come learn about ambitious plans to transform parking lots into mixed-use neighborhoods serving not just entertainment but art, culture, retail, residential, parks and more. The event will feature national speakers and examples from local leaders of these projects.
Program Schedule:

PART I: Optional Tours (1:30 - 3:30 pm) 

You may select your tour as an addition to registration. Tours are limited to 35 participants on a first come basis and are subject to selling out. All tours require individual transportation and meet on location. Please only select a tour if you are able to attend. Thank you!
Tour 1: Stadium District (sold out)
Presentation begins at Steam on the Platte to discuss the district planning and redevelopment plans for the stadium area approved by city council in June. Tour includes a neighborhood walk and discussion as well as an overview of River Mile and Meow Wolf. Tour capacity = 35 people; start time: 1:30 pm; tour leads: Jordan Block (HDR) & Sarah Franklin (ULI).
Tour speakers include: 
Jason Whitlock, Principal City Planner - Urban Design City Design Lab, Community Planning & Development, City & County of Denver
Sarah Cawrse, City Planner - Urban Design City Design Lab, Community Planning & Development, City & County of Denver
Jim Cobb, Stadium Investment Corporation
Rhys Duggan, President, Revesco Properties
Tour 2: Mission Ballroom, North Wynkoop, and CSU at the NWSS (sold out)
A look at the new music venue and an overview and walk around North Wynkoop, a new 6-block entertainment hub in the River North Arts District. Also learn about CSU's entertainment-related plans as part of the redevelopment of the National Western Stock Show. Tour capacity = 35 people; start time: 1:30 pm; tour leads: Dan Cohen (Urban Investment Group) & Michael Leccese (ULI)
Tour speakers include:
Kevin McClintock, Managing Partner, Westfield Company Inc.
Jocelyn Hittle, Director of Denver Program Development, Colorado State University
Molly Veldkamp, RiNo Portfolio Integration Manager, North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative, City & County of Denver
Tour 3: The Rossonian (sold out)
The Rossonian tour explores the heart of the historic Five Points jazz scene, the Rossonian Hotel, soon to be revived as a hotel, restaurant, and jazz club. Tour meets at the hotel and runs 1 hour. Tour capacity = 30 people; start time = 2 pm; tour leads: Terry Willis (KTGY) & Jack Tiebout (ULI).

Tour leaders include:
Tim Welland, Development Manager, Palisade Partners
Haroun Cowans, Managing Partner, Five Points Development

3:30 pm:   Arrival, Networking at the Maven Hotel

3:50 pm:   Opening remarks  

4 pm – 5:30 pm: Introduction to Entertainment Districts: Best Practices and National and Local Case Studies
Moderator: Carolynne White, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Expert panelists include:
Daniel Aizenman, Principal, Stantec
Ken Ryan, Principal Urban Planner, KTGY, Orange County, CA
Travis Arbogast, former VP of Development, Olympia Development
Mac Freeman, Chief Commercial Officer, Denver Broncos Football Club
5:15 pm:  Closing remarks

5:20 – 6:15 pm:  Pre-Rockies game networking at The Maven Hotel

6:40 pm: Rockies vs. Cardinals at Coors Field. Tickets are optional, with advance reservation during event registration.

The Maven Hotel 1800 Wazee ST Denver, CO 80202-1577 UNITED STATES

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