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Old 06-18-2016, 11:35 AM
 
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I was just thinking the other day if they ever did something with the Pepsi center kind of like they did for L.A live, that would really put Denver on the map. Downtown is already drawing many people but if they could incorporate an active area around the Pepsi center then that would be an even bigger draw. I think L.A live is a good example of that.
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Old 06-18-2016, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Wheat Ridge, CO
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Agree. The Denver Urbanism blog explored this a couple of years ago - Let’s Plan Around the Pepsi Center DenverUrbanism Blog
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Old 06-18-2016, 12:03 PM
 
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Really interesting. Pepsi center is in a perfect location for that type of development. There are many other ways they can accommodate parking rather then having all those ugly parking lots.
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Old 06-18-2016, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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Why not legalize gambling in that section of Denver, and build out those areas with casinos, strip clubs and high end boutiques?
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Old 06-18-2016, 12:29 PM
 
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I think they should leave this area alone.

What I like about going to the Pepsi Center is that there is AMPLE parking near the venue, and the venue is very accessible from I-25. The building is still within walking distance of many restaurants and bars.

Compare this to Coors Field - the traffic getting into and out of LoDo for a ballgame is a nightmare and parking is a challenge (and way overpriced). Don't get me wrong, Coors Field is in a great area, but it's not the most accessible place if you're traveling by car...
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Old 06-18-2016, 01:15 PM
 
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I read an article a year or two ago (can't recall source, mostly likely Denver Post or Business Journal), about how in hindsight it was a hinderance to development to locate Elitch's where its currently at - currently locking up a ton of space in the heart of the city.

Two new buildings going up at Auraria Campus along Auraria - but nothing residential.
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Old 06-18-2016, 03:30 PM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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Why not legalize gambling in that section of Denver, and build out those areas with casinos, strip clubs and high end boutiques?
That is the plan for Prescott Valley.
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Old 06-18-2016, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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That is the plan for Prescott Valley.
Nah, I'll drive to Vegas for that kind of entertainment.

On a serious note, with Elitch Gardens as a hindrance for development, wasn't there talks of moving the amusement part out near DIA?
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Old 06-18-2016, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I think they should leave this area alone.

What I like about going to the Pepsi Center is that there is AMPLE parking near the venue, and the venue is very accessible from I-25. The building is still within walking distance of many restaurants and bars.

Compare this to Coors Field - the traffic getting into and out of LoDo for a ballgame is a nightmare and parking is a challenge (and way overpriced). Don't get me wrong, Coors Field is in a great area, but it's not the most accessible place if you're traveling by car...
Yeah and the reason why the Coors Field area is great is because they worked hard to get rid of the parking lots. The Pepsi Center area is valuable land and I'm sure they could do something better for the city. I understand why you would want it left alone since you travel in but the goal of a city should be to efficiently utilize the land so I think there will be enough pressure to change it - there's too much money at play here.
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Old 06-18-2016, 05:18 PM
 
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On a serious note, with Elitch Gardens as a hindrance for development, wasn't there talks of moving the amusement part out near DIA?
In the past though not lately I have seen talk about this on some of those theme park websites usually by the "experts" such as Robb Alvery from Theme Park Review. Never heard anything from Eltiches themselves about it.
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