Ken Schroeppel is the founder and administrator of DenverInfill, a blog that posts news and information about urban infill development in Denver. He’s just posted his annual look back at what the past year meant for downtown Denver development: http://bit.ly/UmK9Iz.
The big story, according to Schroeppel, is the multifamily residential construction boom that developed during the year in the downtown area. He counts over 3,700 residential units currently under construction within the greater downtown area. Schroeppel sees this as evidence of Denver’s participation in the suburbs-to-city cultural and demographic shifts taking place across the U.S., but also as a sign of the strong appeal of Denver’s urban core in particular.
The retrospective also discusses public-sector development, and office and hotel activity, that took place in Denver in 2012, particularly the massive amount of construction—both public and private—taking place in and around Denver’s historic Union Station.