We’ve included the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions below. (Last modified: February 13, 2023)
At Cherry Creek West, we’re creating a vibrant, people-centric community that celebrates the outdoors, embraces the creek and connects the existing neighborhoods together. This is a place dedicated to people and the environment.
It will be the social heart of an already thriving neighborhood that fosters recreation, health, innovation and connectedness. Cherry Creek West will span from University Blvd. to Clayton St. and from 1st Ave. to the Cherry Creek waterway.
• 13 Acres
• 15 Minute stroll or bike ride to everything you need
• 7 Buildings featuring office, residential and retail
• Vibrant public realm with a large open green space, market square and space for the farmers’ market and other events
• A people-centric place that embraces the Cherry Creek waterway
East West Partners, a Colorado-based developer, has been dedicated to creating terrific places for over 30 years that add value to the communities in which we live and work. Here in Denver, this includes Riverfront Park and Denver’s Union Station Neighborhood. We believe our ‘community-first’ mindset uniquely positions us to lead the re-imagination of this people-first development and we couldn’t be more excited to bring it to life with our partners Taubman Realty Group and the Buell Foundation. The design process is being led by the accomplished teams of Design Workshop and Gensler.
First and foremost, Cherry Creek West will create a meaningful connection from the surrounding area to the creek for the first time. Cherry Creek West will create a new gateway to the neighborhood, and with that, reconnect the whole neighborhood to the creek. We intend to work with the City and other stakeholders on improvements adjacent to the waterway.
Right now, preliminary plans include seven buildings, but as we work through the planning this can certainly change.
The design of our buildings is not complete but we plan for them to be thoughtfully curated in a way that seeks to add to the character of the existing neighborhood. We are planning for buildings that range from 8 – 13 stories. City plans to-date suggest that a regional center of approximately 12 stories is consistent with the City’s vision. We are currently undergoing re-zoning, which will determine the ultimate maximum height. Each building is conceptually designed to be unique, however, and we expect the buildings will vary in height across the neighborhood.
While the goal is to begin construction in late 2024, many factors will influence when it will start. We will make every effort to minimize the impact on the surrounding roads. In addition, maintaining good vehicle access to the shopping center is a priority for us, and we will keep access open throughout our construction process. We are still working through the phasing plans, and anticipate construction of the entire project to take 10 years to complete. We will keep the community apprised as updates become available.
We’ve been in regular communication with Elway’s and our goal is to keep the restaurant at the property long-term. We will also be speaking to the other businesses about their interest in remaining onsite.
The farmers’ market is a long-time Cherry Creek tradition. The redevelopment plan conceptually includes a space for the farmers’ market that will provide an even better shopping experience for visitors and vendors. We hope to build upon the great success of the farmers’ market and believe the new environment will enhance the overall experience.
At Cherry Creek West, we’re creating a vibrant, people-centric place that celebrates the outdoors, embraces the creek and connects the existing neighborhood together. Between the buildings, there will be open spaces for people to linger, exercise, and enjoy new activities and experiences, and we are looking to make those as pedestrian centric as possible. Ample parking with be provided through a combination of above- and below-ground parking accessed near the perimeters of the site.
As Denver and the neighboring towns continue to develop and grow, traffic in the Cherry Creek neighborhood will increase. We believe the best way to minimize traffic is to create places where people can live, work, and play all in one spot without having to drive far to do so. We are hoping that by building a truly 15-minute community, people will need to get in their cars less and choose to travel by foot, bike, or other methods more. That said, we are undergoing traffic studies to ensure accessing and parking in Cherry Creek West is straightforward and efficient for both current and future Cherry Creek residents, workers, and visitors.
We can’t wait to connect with you! The best way to stay engaged is to sign up for updates on our website – CherryCreekWest.com.
We announce public meetings as well as any other updates on the public process, and the City will do the same on their website. There will be many opportunities to provide feedback and we welcome it!