Downtown Denver Partnership Recognizes Organizations and Individuals for their Visionary Contributions

October 26, 2017

On October 26, the Downtown Denver Partnership invited its members and community stakeholders to mark the mid-point of the 2007 Downtown Area Plan by reflecting on progress made and looking towards the next ten years of implementing the Plan.

The Partnership recognized individuals and organizations for their visionary contributions in executing the 2007 Downtown Area Plan. Congratulations and thank you to the following IMPACT Awardees:

DaVita for selecting Downtown Denver for its Fortune 500 corporate headquarters, bringing 1,600 teammates and a stunning new building to the center city.

Denver Startup Week Organizing Committee for tremendous leadership and vision to create the largest free entrepreneurial event in North America that serves as a platform to grow Downtown’s culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Denver Union Station Project Authority for leadership in overseeing the development and construction of the Denver Union Station Transit District.

Andre Durand for establishing Denver as one of the best places in the country to launch and grow a technology company, setting the pace for economic growth and a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Piep van Heuven for a longtime commitment to improving bicycle infrastructure and create a multi-modal Downtown.

Lindy Eichenbaum Lent for championing Civic Center Park through the growth and impact of Civic Center Conservancy, and advocacy for capital funding to support the long-term sustainability of the park.

Roland Lyon for leadership in bringing the Downtown Denver Expeditionary School- the first new school in Downtown in more than 100 years- to meet the needs of Downtown residents and employees.

Nichols Partnership for visionary support of 14th Street, unwavering support of the startup industry, and commitment to bringing new housing units to Downtown.

Dennis Rubba for an abiding passion to make streets more walkable and grow the urban forest.

Mark Sidell for the vision and oversight to transform retail at Denver Pavilions, bringing first-to-market and high-impact retail to the center city including H&M, Target and Uniqlo.

Union Station Alliance for an ongoing commitment to transformation of the historic Denver Union Station ensuring a vibrant mix of retail, restaurants, hotel and public space.

Union Station Neighborhood Company for visionary private sector leadership in the redevelopment of Denver Union Station and surrounding areas, adding 19.5 acres of new office, retail and residential development.

Wendy Williams for leading the creation of The Outdoor Downtown Plan and longstanding commitment to the successful future of Skyline Park.

Barb Weiske for commitment to connect Auraria through the development of several master plans and construction of new buildings and streetscape projects.

Zocalo Community Development and Mile High United Way for catalyzing signature residential and office development in Arapahoe Square.