Thursday, July 29, 2010

Stapleton Denver

Just got back from a three night stay in the new urban community of Stapleton in northeast Denver. The developer of this project — Forest City Convington — is developing Mesa Del Sol. Stapleton definitely had a walkable, community feel. Lots of varied, interesting architecture. Lots of walkers and bikers. One of the most appealing aspects of the development is the coming light rail station which will connect to downtown Denver. Upon first inspection of Stapleton you can't help but get a Truman Show/contrived feel but I sense that will ease as the community matures. It sure was nice to walk to bagels and coffee in the morning, groceries in the afternoon and drinks and dinner at night.