BY SEAN O’KEEFE, BUILDING DIALOG | It’s said there are two sides to every story and some have several more than that. Though already many years in the making, the story of Dairy Block has yet to be written and will likely continue to evolve in generations to come. Certainly Denver has seen a few whole-block redevelopments during the last decade, but the developers of Dairy Block believe they are delivering more than merely a new development.
“It’s essential to everyone involved that Dairy Block become a new experience for Denver, a heart-and-soul kind of place,” says Mark Witkiewicz, of McWhinney, one of three investment partners responsible for the new mixed-use property nearing completion in Denver’s Lower Downtown neighborhood. Joined by Sage Hospitality and Grand American, which has owned the property since the early 1980s, the Dairy Block development team was supported by a strong collection of architects, builders, engineers, artists and creative professionals in many other areas brought together to help craft an uncommon vision.
photo by Michelle Meunier Photography