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t’s said there are two sides to every sto-

ry and some have several more than

that. Though already many years in

the making, the story of Dairy Block

has yet to be written and will like-

ly continue to evolve in generations

to come. Certainly Denver has seen a few

whole-block redevelopments during the

last decade, but the developers of Dairy

Block believe they are delivering more

than merely a new development.

“It’s essential to everyone involved that

Dairy Block become a new experience for

Denver, a heart-and-soul kind of place,”

says Mark Witkiewicz, of McWhinney, one

of three investment partners responsible

for the new mixed-use property nearing

completion in Denver’s Lower Downtown

neighborhood. Joined by Sage Hospitality

and Grand American, which has owned

the property since the early 1980s, the Dairy

Block development teamwas supported by

a strong collection of architects, builders,

engineers, artists and creative profession-

als in many other areas brought together

to help craft an uncommon vision.

“The history of the Windsor Farm Dairy

and this block is a place where things were

made by hand, with care, craftsmanship

and pride. Our goal is to celebrate the spir-

it of the


by creating a unique, ur-

ban encounter for the city,” continues Wit-

kiewicz. The Dairy Block will be an eclectic

mixed-use property that blends new con-

struction and historic renovation while

offering hotel, office, retail and parking

components with a certain little magic

added in.

The heart of most developments is the


Sean O’Keefe

Dairy Block: Heart and Soul

An energetic mixed-

use development

strives to deliver

a new experience

and historic

charm in