04 Mar 2015
Boulevard One is the new neighborhood under development in Lowry. You’ve probably noticed the construction on the 70-acre site at Quebec and Lowry Boulevard. Formerly known as the Buckley Annex, the urban-inspired Boulevard One neighborhood is the last new development in Lowry. Bounded by First Avenue (north), Quebec Street (east), Park Heights and East Archer Place (south) and Monaco Parkway (west), the Lowry Redevelopment Authority is converting this parcel of land into a mixture of single-family homes, row homes, apartments and commercial spaces. Built on the concept that most of us don’t need bigger living spaces, just smarter ones, Boulevard One features energy efficient homes, main-floor masters and outdoor community spaces. About 800 residential units, four parks, a community plaza and commercial spaces will be added to Lowry. For more information on Boulevard One, including site maps and a video about the new development, visit the Boulevard One website.
New streets are finished and the construction of parks is underway, single-family home lots are ready for new homes. The first five single-family home builders have been selected: Infinity, Berkeley, Harvard, Wonderland and New Town. Ground breaking for row homes is slated for later this year. Lowry residents who are interested in details, have feedback or concerns can attend design review meetings, review the Boulevard One Design Guidelines and even watch live construction cams on the Boulevard One website.
More builders will be selected this year. To stay in the loop, you can register for email updates.
While Boulevard One will be a part of Lowry, sharing parks, recreation, and amenities along with a rich history, Boulevard One will have its own Master Association and will not be a part of the Lowry Community Master Association (LCMA).
19 Feb 2015
Have you ever wanted to learn more about trees, advocate our urban forest, educate others, or help improve your community’s tree canopy?! Now is an excellent time to do just that…
The Park People, in partnership with Denver Parks & Recreation, hosts the Community Forester training program to teach volunteers to become stewards of the urban forest. With the impending arrival of Emerald Ash Borer, there’s never been a more critical time to help build a strong network of skilled and knowledgeable volunteer foresters!
17 Feb 2015
Hangar 2 continues to wrap-up its imaginative concept design with the latest addition, a shade structure, designed by sculpture artist, Erick C. Johnson. Three “tree” sculptures may jog your memory of a favorite tree where you might have gravitated on a hot summer day. This functional piece of art provides an enjoyable resting spot and shelter at a central focal point in this pedestrian rich area of Hanger 2 where restaurants and businesses meet. Denver Urban Renewal Authority provided the funding for the pieces. DURA reviewed the selection and approved.
16 Feb 2015
Little Free Libraries are popping up all over the country and now Lowry has one of its very own, fittingly named Lowry Hangar No. 3. Modeled after Lowry’s historic Hangar’s 1 and 2 and located in the middle of the Reading Garden at 4th and Spruce Street, Hangar 3 was designed by artist Robert Alexander and is the brainchild Sally Kurtzman. The Little Free Library has doors on each end for accessing children’s and adult books, borrow one – leave another. Funded by the Lowry Foundation, realtor Ann Torgerson and Lowry United Neighborhoods (LUN), with a base of Lowry’s signature blonde brick provided by the LCMA, Hangar 3 is another way Lowry residents connect in this vibrant community we call home.
13 Feb 2015
“Aspens and Moon” is located in Tailwind Park at 5th Ave. and Alton Way (East Park). Created by Denver artist, Reven Swanson, “Aspens and Moon” is part of her “Dancing Moon” series, an extension of the artist’s figurative sculpture work. Three aspen trees and a stained glass moon are constructed out of tensioned steel and painted with bright colors. A breeze brings them to life, fluttering and spinning in a dance, creating interest and movement to the hillside. The piece is curated by the Lowry Foundation.