Elitch Gardens Is Going To Be Removed And Replaced With Apartment Buildings

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Denver’s constantly growing skyline is poised for yet another major change. The River Mile project has gained approval from City Council. The large development would be built on the site Elitch Gardens currently occupies.

The massive, 58-acre development by Revesco Properties would create more than 8,000 residences at a time when Denver’s housing needs continue to grow. With more apartments in the market, the price of rent in the city could decrease.

Early plans show it could feature buildings with as many as 59 floors.

There are mixed opinions about the proposal with some interviewed by FOX31.

“I actually love it. It’s a great idea,” one man said.

“It would definitely be a bummer to get rid of Elitch’s,” another Denverite said.

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9 comments

  1. I think it will be a sad day for Denver, I like seeing Elitches as we drive down the highway. With its current location being close to downtown, makes it easy to get to from many locations. I’m not sure how well Elitches will do moving so far from the downtown area, but I guess the area they are planning to move to is growing fast so they will get people from up there as well as people willing to travel. And I’m sure the premium price they will get for selling off their acres will more than offset any losses for their first year. It will still be a sad change in the Denver Skyline, now that Elitch’s is a major part of it. – http://www.djemir.com

  2. Angry Native

    Horrible idea. Elitches is part of our city’s identity. I’m vehemently opposed to this plan. Makes me sad and mad.

  3. Kunta

    I say no way. If you can’t find a place to move into. Move on to a bigger city. What’s next RIP down airports and schools

  4. No, no, no! Please say it isn’t so.
    I grew up with Elitch’s – even DANCED to the big bands at its original location and a lot of rides on the Wildcat coaster.

    “Not to see Elitch’s is not to see Denver!”

  5. Judy

    Where are they going to rebuild Elitch’s? We get tourists and revenue from other states. The last thing we need are more people clogging our streets.

  6. Courtney

    This makes me so sad…. I see it everyday our beautiful skyline with the rocky mountains in view are being covered up and distorted by these skyrises, it’s disgusting.

  7. Taylor

    They better not do this, that’s sentimental to so many people. Gtfo of CO go make your state better instead of flooding ours.

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