The Denver City Council has voted unanimously to approve the establishment of the Denver Rock Drill Metropolitan District. The passage of the Metro District allows funds to be raised for improvements to site infrastructure ensuring new uses and long-term preservation.
Tryba Architects is honored to be crafting a vision for this historic industrial site in partnership with the Weiss family and Saunders Development. “Our vision for this project preserves the authentic industrial character of the rock drill, Cole and RiNO neighborhoods while taking an innovative approach to adaptive reuse,” says John McIntyre, ANZIA, principal with Tryba. “The plan builds around the existing collection of buildings, rail spurs, alleyways and courtyards to create open and adaptable spaces that encourage collaboration, creativity and community.”
The mixed use district will be home to office, retail, artist studio and residential space, as well as restaurants and food and beverage production facilities. It sits blocks from the 38th and Blake passenger rail station, establishing connectivity to Denver Union Station, Denver International Airport and beyond.