April 15, 2021 Downtown Stories

Welcome to Upper Downtown

Downtown Denver is full of iconic neighborhoods and districts. From the bustling scenes of LoDo to the elegant and historic ambiance at Union Station, downtown is no stranger to vibrancy and activity that seemingly changes block-by-block.

Even with all of this activity, Downtown Denver is continuing to grow and change. Though still distinct, these neighborhoods bleed into one another, contributing to the lively and robust culture of our center city, which is why the Downtown Denver Partnership is thrilled to unveil Upper Downtown.

Upper Downtown thrives as a complete, mixed-use destination, anchored by Denver’s Central Business District from Champa to Broadway, with stunning highrises creating downtown’s picturesque skyline. Employees, residents, and visitors come for the vibrant concentration of iconic architecture, jobs, and retail and they stay for the elevated experiences and one-of-a-kind views, restaurants, and nightlife – making it Downtown Denver’s premier day-to-night neighborhood.

Since the neighborhood’s inception in 2018, leaders from both the public and private sectors have demonstrated a commitment to revitalizing this area. Upper Downtown has welcomed new employers, groundfloor retailers, new housing options, and more, evolving the neighborhood and positioning this corner of downtown for continued growth, opportunity, and, ultimately, economic success.

From the colorful pop-up park, The Outer Space @ 16th & Welton, to the expansive views and ambiance offered at 54Thirty rooftop bar, Upper Downtown boasts a myriad of experiences waiting to be had. We invite you to explore Upper Downtown this Spring and Summer as our city enters a new era of collaboration and connection.