According to information provided by the LoDo District, LoDo — short for Lower Downtown — is more than 23 blocks in the original city of Denver. It was started in 1858, when General William Larimer built a cabin there and named his settlement Denver City after the governor of the territory of Kansas. Approximately 20 percent of the historic buildings in LoDo were demolished in the 1960s and 70s.
In the 1980s, the Denver City Council established the Lower Downtown Historic District. The district was formed to encourage the preservation of the area, and encouraged mixed use development, which includes residential and business communities. Residents of LoDo get the best of all worlds: a high-end, spacious loft in a historic building that is within walking distance of some of the best night life in Colorado and within short driving distance to outdoor opportunities such as hiking, camping and fishing.
A short walk provides all the cultural amenities one would expect from downtown living, including the Denver Performing Arts Center, Coors Field — home of the Colorado Rockies baseball team, books stores, coffee shops, shopping, and many fine dining establishments. Residents have their choice of transportation options, including light rail, Amtrak, and city bus.
If you’re looking for LoDo luxury lofts for sale, Realtor J. David Lampe can help. With years as a broker in the Denver area, David knows the area and the properties that are available. He is experienced with the search for high-end properties, and keeps himself up-to-date with Colorado real estate contracts and the use of real estate technology. Are you ready to find your piece of history and settle into the vibrant community of LoDo? Contact a LoDo Realtor.