Downtown Lodo

Downtown Lodo Neighborhood Highlights


Once a major rail yard, the redevelopment of the Central Platte Valley was initiated in the late 1980s. It wasn’t until the late 1990s the Riverfront Park Project established what is now the most vibrant mix-use districts in Denver. The 30 acre Commons Park is at the center of it all and draws the young professional, residents ready to retire and anyone else who can imagine having the biggest back yard and ZERO yard work.


Established officially in 1988, Lower Downtown or “Lodo” as it is typically referred, is a thriving 25 square block neighborhood in Denver’s principal historic district. With over 100 restaurants and clubs and home to many professional, service and retail businesses, Downtown Lodo’s mix-use neighborhood is attractive to all.


Ah, the luxury of city living! On any given day of the 300 sunshiny days in Denver, you’ll find the young and old basking themselves on restaurant patios or rooftop pools. Beautifully restored and renovated buildings have preserved Denver’s historic legacy.

Brownstones, Luxury Lofts and High-Rise Condo’s make up the majority of architecture not only in Downtown but Lodo and Central Platte Valley as well. With 90 acres of open space living, great restaurants and shopping within walking distance, this area a perfect place to call home.

Lifestyle Highlights

Neighborhood Boundaries

S. Platte River – Broadway 

N. Speer Blvd – Park Ave W

Surrounding Hoods'

Five Points
Jefferson Park
Lincoln Park

Public Schools

University Prep Academy (K – 5)
Cole Middle School (6 – 8)
Manual High School (9 – 12)

Defining Qualities

Hip, trendy, dining, bars, entertainment, Denver B-Cycle stations, Denver bike routes.

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