Urban Design/Mixed-Use

Riverfront Park

Denver, Colorado

The big move: reconnecting downtown Denver

Fronting the Platte River in downtown Denver, Riverfront Park has transformed 60-acres of contaminated rail yards and industrial lands into one of the nation’s premier urban neighborhoods, reconnecting the city to its river. In the 20 years since its inception, Riverfront Park has brought nearly $3.8B in economic impacts including over $700M in assessed property taxes for the City, helping it and the city grow sustainably. Riverfront is investing in social equity programs, including a provision that ten percent of total residential units are deed restricted. This creates more attainable housing for lower wager-earners.

Among Riverfront’s many awards is the prestigious ULI Award of Excellence in the Americas, received in 2011 for being a sustainable and inclusive urban community.

Services Provided: Master Planning, Entitlements, Design Guidelines, Landscape Architecture, Permitting, Construction Observation


  • 2010 FBCI (Form-Based Codes Institute), Richard J. Dreihaus Charitable Lead Trust Form-Based Codes Award
  • 2009 ULI Colorado, Award of Excellence Finalist
  • 2003 CNU (Congress for New Urbanism), Charter Award


Ehrhart Griffin & Associates