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Welcome to

Upper Downtown

Where work, play, culture, and collaboration meet.

An initiative of

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Downtown Denver's
Day-to-Night Neighborhood

Upper Downtown thrives as a complete, mixed-use destination, anchored by Denver’s Central Business District. 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. Colorado authenticity and Denver’s most urban environment are fused together in a comfortable, walkable, and memorable experience that cultivates exploration, collaboration, and innovation.

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Experience Upper DownTUNES

Join us for this free live music series in The Outer Space @ 16th & Welton Monday-Friday from 11AM-1PM and Thursday-Saturday from 4-7PM; and on both Denver Pavilions Plazas Thursday-Saturday from 4-7 PM. Amp up your lunch routine, after work drinks, morning meetings, and more with this free music series all summer long.

 

Thank you to the City and County of Denver and Bonfils Stanton Foundation for being "instrumental" in bringing Upper DownTUNES to life.

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The Downtown Denver Partnership and the City & County of Denver present Meet in the Street: a vibrant summer festival taking over the 16th. Street Mall on the following weekends: May 29-31, July 3-5, August 7-8 and September 4-6. Experience live music, extended restaurant patios, games, activities, and more, as we reconnect in our center city this summer. Learn more here.

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 WORK 

 Upper Downtown is an economic hub for the Front Range. Boasting over 20 Million square feet of office space and home to over 50,000 employees, Upper Downtown attracts top talent and top employers. Notable companies include  Ibotta, Marketo, GymShark , and more.

 

 PLAY 

 Upper Downtown is the ultimate day-to-night mixed-use district. With notable nightlife like the 54Thirty rooftop bar, over a dozen hotels, and 500,000 square feet of retail space, there's no shortage of experiences in this distinct neighborhood.

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LIVE

Be footsteps away from work, nightlife, and all that Downtown Denver has to offer by calling Upper Downtown home. With stunning views from Upper Downtown's high-rises, nearby grocers, access to 4 light rail lines, a dozen bus stops, and more, the neighborhood offers convenience and comfort.

 

DEVELOPMENT

Developers and investors are flocking to Upper Downtown. The neighborhood's iconic and historic highrises and concentration of residents and visitors alike make the district an attractive space for retail, renovation, restaurants, mixed-use space, and more. Read more about the neighborhood's development below.

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Development in Upper Downtown

Since 2015, 7 ground-up development projects have been completed in Upper Downtown adding 1,500 hotel rooms, 565 rental units, and 600,000 square feet of office to the district. All in all, these developments total 145 stories added to the skyline.

 

In addition to ground-up development, much of the recent investment in this area has been via significant renovations of existing office buildings over the last few years, including 410 17th, 1801 Broadway, 1670 Broadway, 1630 Welton, 700 17th, and more. Learn more about the Downtown Denver Partnership's Development & Investment work here.

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Upper Downtown at a Glance

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. Colorado authenticity and Denver’s most urban environment are fused together with a comfortable, walkable and memorable experience that cultivates exploration, collaboration, and innovation.

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About the Downtown Denver Partnership

For more than 60 years, the Downtown Denver Partnership has convened, collaborated and led a bold vision to build an economically powerful center city. With a bias for action, we invest for tomorrow and execute for today, converging the right people at the right time to make an impact.

Learn more about the vision for Upper Downtown.