S *Park is a mixed-use residential development nestled between Denver’s historic Curtis Park neighborhood and the vibrant River North Art District. Designed to connect humans with nature in an increasingly dense urban environment and putting sustainability first for every construction decision, the net-zero building includes a large central park, outdoor gardens and a rooftop greenhouse.
The two-block piece of land had been owned by Denver Housing Authority since the 1950s, and in 2012 was named Sustainability Park when the authority, in partnership with Colorado Renewable Energy Society and Urban Farmers Collaborative, initiated a three-year pilot project centered around sustainability and urban farming.
In 2015, DHA opted to sell the property in order to transfer efforts to other Denver neighborhoods.
We won the project on a idea, really. It was being used as an urban garden, and the community was doing a nice job with it. I thought we should just continue that, and make it even better. Let’s create a place in the city where you can lead a dignified, sustainable life. Where you are interacting with nature and inviting it in to your lifestyle.