Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Rocky Mountain West Urban Leadership Symposium

The Downtown Denver Partnership released a new research report, Downtown Denver: A Magnet for the Future Workforce, last week at the 2012 Rocky Mountain West Urban Leadership Symposium in Denver. Details of city building efforts- including amenities, transportation infrastructure, educated population, residential growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, and emerging green economy-that make the urban core of the Mile High City an attractive spot for a new generation of workers are outlined in this report. The strengths and opportunities for Downtown Denver are also discussed in this report.

Our city’s long term commitment to comprehensive and collaborative planning strengthens our position to reap economic benefits of the millennial generation. In recent reports by the Brookings Institution analyzing U.S. Census Bureau data notes, “To the extent they are moving at, all young adults are headed to metro areas which are known to have a certain vibe like college towns, high tech centers, and so-called ‘cool cities’.” These “cool cities” are places where it is easier to consume less and live more sustainably. They are places with transportation infrastructure, an educated population, and innovative business climates. Brookings has named Denver the number one most attractive city in the entire country for young people or the future workforce to live and work.

Employers are recognizing on a national scale that the millennial generation is more likely to choose to live and work in or near an urban center. Mountains and oceans have become secondary to downtown locations or proximity to downtown locations. Strategically minded companies are leveraging downtown locations or closeness too these locations as way to attract candidates. This is important to the economy because this means that downtown locations will continue to be a hub for infrastructure and growth.

The Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc is a non profit business organization that creatively plans, manages and develops Downtown Denver as unique, diverse, vibrant and economically healthy urban core of the Rocky Mountain region. For more info, visit

Monday, February 13, 2012

Join us for an evening of Modernism!

February 16th 5pm-8pm

947 South Gilpin Street, Denver

Come check out the captivating design of 947 South Gilpin which is Elevate.

Stop by and enjoy some fabulous wine and nibbles.

947 South Gilpin Street
Wash Park modernist Zen retreat. Floor to ceiling windows abound in this modern dwelling on one of Wash Park's best blocks. Clerestory windows, 11 ft ceilings, European styled kitchen, dramatic open great room, finished basement with workout room, over sized 2 car attached garage, and thoughtfully concise design with sleek finishes, make this a home that will knock your socks off. Eat-in kitchen nook, formal dining room, dramatic great room, 4 bedrooms on second floor plus 5th bedroom in basement and 4 1/2 baths combine to make an extremely functional floor plan.

Artwork Provided by PLUS GALLERY
Since 2001 Plus Gallery has developed a program that is widely considered one of the most prominent and reputable for contemporary art in Denver, representing regional and national artists of renown. The gallery relocated to a custom designed space in North Downtown Denver in 2009, a unique renovation of a parcel of the historic Benjamin Moore Paint Factory. The gallery was named "Art Space of the Year" in 2009 by the Denver Post and has been praised consistently for it's exhibitions, artists and programs over the last 10 years. The full gallery profile is available online at

Featured Artist KATE PETLEY
Kate Petley's work addresses the subtleties of location and atmosphere, referring to the edges where nature bumps up against the urban environment. Her installations, two-dimensional works, and sculpture emphasize the unusual beauty of our everyday world. Petley's work is found in the collections of the Nicolaysen Museum, Houston Airport System, The Federal Reserve Bank, UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, Denver Children's Hospital, the Hyatt and Mariott Hotels, and private individuals across the country. Petley has exhibited throughout the US for over twenty years, most recently at the prestigious Scope Art Fair in Miami, 2011.