Recap: Catalytic Denver – The North Denver Catalyst Lecture
CATALYTIC DENVER: THE NORTH DENVER CATALYST
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Presented by the Denver Architecture Foundation in partnership with the Design Council of the Denver Art Museum.
Iván Anaya, President, Astucia Ventures
Gretchen Hollrah, Executive Director, National Western Center
Steve Nalley, Neighborhood Planning Manager of Community Planning and Development, City and County of Denver
William Sirois, Transit Oriented Communities Senior Manager, RTD
Moderated by Ignacio Correa-Ortiz, AIA, AICP CUD, LEED AP, Senior Architect/Urban Designer, Regional Transportation District
In 1948, the plans for the expansion of US Highway 85, later to become I-25, contemplated displacing Globeville Road and setting in motion a series of changes over the next 70 years that transfigured North Denver. Since the inception of the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative by the Hancock administration in 2011, communities and agencies have recognized that the six projects are indeed catalysts of redevelopment. This panel highlighted the National Western Center redevelopment and the questions that rise regarding equity, connectivity and urban form.
Photo: Aerial of Denver Coliseum circa 1950s, by John A. Meyers. Courtesy of Denver Public Library.