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Krisana Park: MCM at its Best

Apr 30, 2019


The Denver Architecture Foundation will kick off its Modernism Series 2019, in partnership with Denver Modernism Week, at the end of this month with Krisana Park: Midcentury Modern Design at its Best on Tuesday, April 30 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM.

Expert guides Abbey Christman, Senior City Planner, Landmark Preservation, City and County of Denver and Melanie Short, Architect, Humphries Poli Architects will lead this special tour.

About the tour: Built in 1954, Krisana Park is one of Denver's best example of midcentury modern design. Come walk through the neighborhood and learn about Denver's midcentury growth, the key features of midcentury residential design and how to sympathetically maintain and remodel midcentury buildings. The tour will also discuss Krisana Park's Conservation Overlay and how neighborhood residents used this custom zoning tool to protect their neighborhood character. In Krisana Park, the overlay restricts building heights, maintains low-pitch roofs and reduces the minimum rear setback requirements.