Confluent And Kelmore Plan Commercial Development In Lowry’s Last New Neighborhood

This article, written by Dees Stribling, was originally published on September 7, 2017 in Bisnow National.

Confluent Development and Kelmore Development have joined forces to undertake a 200K SF mixed-use redevelopment project in Denver’s revitalized Lowry neighborhood. Lucky’s Market inked a lease to anchor the property.

At Lowry Boulevard and Quebec Street, the infill development will consist of retail, restaurant, office and entertainment space, as well as a restaurant in the community park across Lowry Boulevard. The redevelopment will be on more than five acres, serving as the centerpiece of Lowry’s Boulevard One neighborhood.

The project will be the only commercial development at Boulevard One, the 70-acre parcel that represents the last new neighborhood in Lowry, as overseen by the Lowry Redevelopment Authority as master developer. The cities of Denver and Aurora established the LRA to oversee the redevelopment of the 1,800-acre mixed-use site when Lowry Air Force Base closed in 1994.

The 25K SF Lucky’s will be the first Denver location for the Boulder-based natural foods grocery store chain, which previously announced plans to open in Wheat Ridge in 2018. It has two open stores in Boulder and one in Longmont.

“Lowry holds a distinct role in Denver’s history, and will be a key piece of Denver’s future growth,” said Confluent Chief Development Office Celeste Tanner, who has spoken at Bisnow events.

Kelmore Development, a Centennial-based commercial real estate company, was selected for the one and a half block commercial redevelopment project last year in a co-proposal with Embrey Partners, which is delivering 350 apartment units across from the mixed-use site.

The project is planned to break ground in early 2018 with completion in early 2019. The developers plan to obtain LEED certification.