With the city’s acquisition of Loretto Heights’ library and theater, development of Southwest Denver’s likely future core is well underway
Published by the Denverite on Sept 21, 2023
“Closed streets, construction cranes and empty buildings all currently feature at the Loretto Heights redevelopment site in Southwest Denver.
“They’re signs of development pushing forward at the sprawling 72-acre campus. The most recent move came in the form of the city’s $3.5 million purchase of the historic Loretto library and the acquisition of the May Stanton Bonfils Theatre.
“’Southwest Denver lacks public gathering areas,” said Councilmember Kevin Flynn. ‘Having the theater there puts out a welcome mat for people…really in all of Southwest Denver and frankly, in all of the metro area to come to Loretto Heights, to come to a show, to gather with the people who are living there. In other words, this opens up the campus in a way it never has been before.’”
Go here to read how the Loretto Heights campus is being developed to serve as the “gathering place for Denverites in the southwest region.”