Current Issues & Advocacy
Historic Denver, Inc. is Denver’s primary supporter-based preservation advocacy organization. We work with neighborhoods, City Council members, property owners and other interested parties to ensure the preservation of essential historic resources in the Denver area.
The idea to create a mall on 16th street in Denver began as early as 1959, but was not given serious consideration until 1971. Following years of planning and construction, the 16th Street Mall, designed by the internationally renowned architectural firm I.M. Pei & Partners of New York, opened on October 4, 1982 to a crowd of over 200,000 people. The main features of I.M. Pei’s design include poly-chromatic granite pavers, wide sidewalks, and a central tree lined corridor flanked by iconic lighting fixtures...
CURRENT ISSUES Packard's Hill Back to archive Packard's Hill Historic District - Approved A group of residents worked together to create a new historic district– one that joins Ghost, Wolff Place, Witter-Cofield and Potter Highlands in achieving [...]
CURRENT ISSUES Loretto Heights Back to archive Loretto Heights - What's Next? In the fall of 2016, Colorado Heights University announced that it would be closing its doors. Located on the historic Loretto Heights campus, CHU [...]