Recap: City Transformed Tour – Denver’s 14th Street
About the tour: This two-hour walking tour on Sunday, September 16, 2018, explored the length of Denver’s thriving 14th Street from an urban planning and development perspective. Anchored on one end by the modern Wellington Webb Municipal Building in Civic Center and by the historic storefronts of Larimer Square in Lower Downtown at the other, 14th Street serves as one of Downtown’s most important corridors. Along its stretch, 14th Street offers big-city facilities like the Colorado Convention Center and the Denver Performing Arts Complex as well as a mix of hotel, office, residential, and educational uses in an eclectic array of historic and modern structures along an attractive streetscape. We learned how 14th Street will continue to transform through high-rise developments and transportation investments in the near future.
About the guide: Ken Schroeppel is an Assistant Professor CTT in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at CU Denver where he lectures on the historical growth and development of Denver among other topics. Ken is very active in Denver’s planning and development communities. He is a member of the Denver Architectural Foundation board of directors, where he helps organize the popular Doors Open Denver and Box City programs, and is involved with other professional and advocacy organizations such as the Downtown Denver Partnership, Urban Land Institute, American Planning Association, Union Station Advocates, and YIMBY Denver. Ken is possibly best known as the founder and chief editor of the popular DenverInfill and DenverUrbanism blogs, which offer news, ideas, and commentary on infill development and other aspects of sustainable urbanism in the Mile High City.
Photo courtesy of Ryan Dravitz Photography.