Denver Proposes Expansion Of Performing Arts Complex And Convention Center Downtown

Dated: 02/26/2016

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Two major downtown destinations have proposals on the board for expansion.  The city unveiled a plan for the Denver Center for Performing Arts complex.  Highlights from the Denver Post article include:

  •  Tearing down 2,600-seat Boettcher Concert Hall and building a 1,200-seat venue at the corner of 14th and Arapahoe streets, where there is a parking garage. The Colorado Symphony, which has been seeking a smaller home base, would perform there.

  • Adding three residential towers to be constructed by private developers. Renderings show the buildings, which could house 1,000 residents, reaching as high as 40 stories.

  • Moving high school students from the city's performing arts magnet program in east Denver to a new building on the spot now occupied by Boettcher. 

  • Creating an expanded outdoor park in place of the Sculpture Park along Speer Boulevard. The park would include an outdoor pavilion raised three stories off the ground to meet the rest of DPAC (and avoid noise from busy Speer). 

  • Adding a parking garage under the raised art park, upping the current total of spots from 1,700 to more than 2,600. 

  • Adding intimate performance venues with a couple hundred seats that could be rented by smaller arts groups that have little use for the current venues, which each seat more than 2,000. There also would be incubator spaces for arts groups.

For the Convention Center:

  • The City and County of Denver is proceeding with plans for a $105 million expansion of the Colorado Convention Center. The concept calls for the addition of about 85,000 square feet of ballroom and meeting space, a rooftop deck and improvements to technology and lobbies. Funding for the project will come from a tax extension approved by Denver voters in 2015.

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