The Downtown Denver Partnership has released a report which highlights the population growth of downtown Denver and its adjacent neighborhoods. According to the report, the population of downtown Denver neighborhoods has now reached 72,767.
The neighborhoods that comprise this figure:
- Central Platte Valley
- Jefferson Park
- Golden Triangle
- Capitol Hill
- Central Business District
- La Alma/Lincoln Park
- Sun Valley
- Five Points/Curtis Park
The report also states that 12,933 residential units have been completed or are under construction since 2011.
“The explosion of population growth in the center city, where some neighborhoods have grown by more than 30 percent since 2010, is a testament to our collective progress towards building an economically healthy, growing and vital Downtown,” said Tami Door, president and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership. “Residential development projects and access to high-quality amenities and multi-modal transportation options are critical components of attracting Downtown’s next generation workforce who continue to place Downtown living in high demand.”
Additional highlights from the report include:
- Residential population in the center city has increased by 15 percent since 2011.
- 2015 is the most active year in residential development since 2011, with 29 projects completed or under construction.
- There are currently 6,165 residential units under construction in the center city
- 95.9 percent of the units completed or under construction since 2011 are rental units
- Capitol Hill has the highest population with 16,468 residents within center city neighborhoods, while the Ballpark and Central Platte Valley neighborhoods have both experienced the largest percentage in population growth since 2010 at 31 percent
- The Central Platte Valley neighborhood has also seen largest increase in residential units added or under construction since 2011 at 3,808. This is due in large part to the development around Denver’s Union Station
“Although we are well on our way to achieving our goal of adding new housing units to Downtown, we know that we must continue to advocate for a broad array of housing options to ensure that we achieve diversity in housing type and affordability,” says Joe Vostrejs, chairman of the Downtown Denver Partnership and partner at City Street Investors. “While the residential development market is rising to increased demand, the Partnership remains committed to advocating for the right mix of housing options by supporting the passage of Denver’s proposed construction defects ordinance, serving as members of the Homeownership Opportunity Alliance, and continuing to collaborate with the City, our member organizations and community leaders to reach our goal of a diverse and inclusive place.”