The City Transformed 2019: LoDo

9/7/2019, 10/26/2019


This two-hour walking tour explores Denver's historic Lower Downtown District from an urban planning and development perspective. Learn about LoDo as the city's birthplace near the confluence of the Platte River and Cherry Creek and the development of its streets, blocks and buildings; the area's transformation into a warehouse district with the addition of Denver Union Station in 1881; the district's decline in the post-WWII era into the city's skid-row; LoDo's remarkable revitalization through historic preservation and adaptive reuse into the thriving mixed-use district of today; and what the future holds as new developments replace surface parking lots.