CityCenter Redevelopment

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Planning is underway for the next generation of CityCenter! Check out the articles below and the documents and videos on the right for more information about this exciting redevelopment opportunity.

Planning is underway for the next generation of CityCenter! Check out the articles below and the documents and videos on the right for more information about this exciting redevelopment opportunity.

  • Presentation to City of Englewood Employees

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  • Redevelopment Schedule

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    If the city/Englewood Environmental Foundation (EEF) and LNR come to terms regarding the transfer of the foreclosed property, an agreement known as the Framework Agreement will be approved to enable the redevelopment planning process to move forward during the balance of 2022 and 2023.


    The estimated closing date for SKB/Tryba to purchase the property is the first quarter of 2024. The formal execution of a Master Development Agreement between the city and SKB/Tryba, which will identify the specific roles and responsibilities of all of the parties in the redevelopment, will be completed as well.


    Additional information will be posted as the negotiation of these agreements continues.

  • Vision and Plan

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    Since early 2020, there has been extensive analysis of the redevelopment challenges and opportunities at CityCenter. This analysis includes an examination of the regional transit-oriented developments throughout the metro Denver area as well as a detailed analysis of individual sites within CityCenter.


    The CityCenter redevelopment vision and plan, as shown below, was most recently presented to the city council by the SKB/Tryba team on April 11, 2022.

    April 11, 2022 City Council Presentation and Discussion

    CityCenter Redevelopment Plan PowerPoint Presentation




    The redevelopment plan for the CityCenter core envisions approximately 1.3 million square feet of mixed-used development in six new buildings and one redeveloped building, new streets, green spaces and public gathering areas, structured parking and 150 on-street parking spaces.

  • The Community's Role in the Redevelopment

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    The success of Englewood CityCenter's redevelopment will depend on the revitalized area's ability to reflect the goals, objectives and character of the Englewood community. There is still a lot of work ahead to complete the planning and to secure all of the agreements that will enable the area to be redeveloped. Additional community participation in the effort will be planned in the near future. In the meantime, we would like to hear your ideas and comments. Please use the links below to share a comment, concern or idea and to stay informed about the project.

    Provide us your comments HERE.

    Register for project updates HERE.

  • Meet the Redevelopment Team

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    The City of Englewood staff and city council continue to be active participants in and facilitators of the redevelopment process by partnering and collaborating with SKB/Tryba and LNR to determine the best possible outcome for the Englewood community.


    SKB was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1994 and has completed over $4.2 billion of real estate transactions consisting of redevelopment and adaptive re-use of mixed-use, office, retail, industrial, multifamily and hospitality assets through 91 projects in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Phoenix and Denver. SKB was selected as the master developer for the Englewood CityCenter after a competitive process that culminated in city council approval. Learn more about SKB HERE.


    Tryba Architects is a nationally recognized multi-disciplinary design firm that has been the lead architect on over $3.2 billion of completed projects in 14 states. For 30 years, their practice has focused on public-private partnerships with major cultural and non-profit institutions, public agencies and nationally renowned development firms. Tryba Architects has a strong reputation for environmentally responsible design, building consensus among diverse stakeholders and creating world-class urban places. Tryba Architects was also the original designer of Englewood CityCenter. Learn more about Tryba Architects HERE.

  • Englewood Downtown Development Authority

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    The Englewood Downtown Development Authority (EDDA) was created by voters within the EDDA district through an election on November 3, 2020. The EDDA is a quasi-governmental entity with the mission of serving as the champion of downtown Englewood through its coordination and investment in marketing, promotion, programming and other key functions. On November 2, 2021, the district's voters approved a $70 million debt authorization, which enabled the EDDA to invest in the area over the course of its 30-year lifespan. A significant portion of this public financing capacity is expected to be combined with other public investments to facilitate the redevelopment of the CityCenter core area.


    The EDDA boundary and sub-areas shown below show CityCenter's relationship to the South Broadway and the Wellness District sub-areas. The redevelopment of CityCenter will enhance the opportunity to connect and integrate these three downtown sub-areas as a vibrant and financially sustainable downtown Englewood.



    As the redevelopment of CityCenter continues to be planned and implemented, the EDDA will play an important role in integrating this transit-oriented development into the revitalized fabric of downtown. More information on the EDDA can be found HERE.

  • Why Redevelop?

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    Redevelopment of the CityCenter core area as an updated transit village will achieve the following objectives:

    • Reverse the continuing decline of CityCenter and create a more active, sustainable, and financially secure mixed-use, walkable CityCenter core that is complementary to and helps revitalize the entire downtown area.
    • Add a hotel, additional residential, new restaurants and retail, civic and office uses to an under-developed and underutilized area to recapture its appeal and sense of place which reflects Englewood's uniqueness as a community.
    • In partnership with the Englewood Downtown Development Authority (EDDA) leverage a re-energized CityCenter to retain and attract new employers, retailers and residents to downtown Englewood.
    • Stabilize and increase the city's and EDDA's property tax and sales tax revenues, use and lodger's taxes and other revenue generated within CityCenter and from the adjacent areas. A fiscal impact study will be posted soon.
    • Leverage the investment interest in metro Denver TOD locations from investors, developers, and employers.
  • Site History and Redevelopment Guidance

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    Englewood CityCenter opened in 2000, replacing the former Cinderella City shopping center, which opened in 1965. Cinderella City was once the premier shopping mall in the south Denver region and one of the largest malls in the country. As newer regional malls opened in growing suburban areas in the 1980's and 1990's, the City of Englewood proactively planned for a new transit-oriented and mixed-use development and Englewood CityCenter was created, A mall department store building (built in the 1980's) was re-purposed as the Civic Center Building and apartment, retail, and office uses were developed around it. Discover more about the History of the Cinderella City Mall.

    In order to avoid the consequences of a continuing decline and to prepare for the next evolution of Englewood CityCenter, the city's comprehensive plan (adopted in 2017) and the Englewood Downtown Plan (adopted in 2021) support substantial redevelopment in and around Englewood CityCenter. The foreclosure in 2018 provided the opportunity and motivation for the city to plan for CityCenter's next generation.

  • Past, Present. Future

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    Englewood CityCenter is a 55-acre, mixed use district within the City of Englewood, Colorado. It is located between Santa Fe Drive (US 85) on the west, Elati Street on the east, Hampden Avenue (US 285) on the south, and Floyd Avenue on the north.

    It is west of the evolving South Broadway area and proximate to the growing Wellness District further to the east, home to Swedish Medical Center and Craig Hospital. The three areas comprise Englewood's downtown.

    Englewood CityCenter currently includes two apartment buildings, retailers, small offices and the Englewood Civic Center building, which includes the city's administrative offices, courts and library. Englewood's direct connection to the extensive regional transit system provided by the Regional Transportation District (RTD) is located on the western edge of the district at the Englewood Station multi-modal hub where light rail, bus lines, and the Englewood Trolley converge. The trolley is a scheduled transportation service that traverses the downtown area.

    Englewood CityCenter was developed 22 years ago to replace the Cinderella City regional mall and it was the first transit-oriented development (TOD) project in the Front Range region. Following awards and national notoriety in the real estate industry, CityCenter eventually struggled to function as the vibrant commercial center of the community due to additional regional TOD developments and the evolution of retail trends away from so-called "big-box" retail centers. In August of 2018, the property was foreclosed on (depicted in red on the site plan below). LNR Partners (LNR), a company known as a special servicer, now represents the foreclosing bondholders.

    Following the foreclosure, the City of Englewood issued a Request for Proposals in 2019 for a Master Developer to form a public/private partnership with the city to redevelop key portions of Englewood CityCenter still directly owned or controlled by the city, depicted in blue below on the site plan

    Following a competitive process in 2020, the Englewood City Council selected Scanlan Kemper Bard Companies (SKB) of Portland, Oregon as the master developer. SKB has partnered with Denver-based Tryba Architects (SKB/Tryba). Both firms are very experienced in developing and redeveloping urban mixed-use and TOD projects. SKB/Tryba and city staff agreed that it would be optimal for a successful and lasting redevelopment for SKB/Tryba to acquire the portion of the property controlled by LNR which is operated through a ground lease that has a remaining term of 53 years. Negotiations have been taking place to accomplish that goal.

    The current redevelopment plan has been formulated through public outreach, input and dialogue. Additional community review and input will be conducted as the redevelopment planning continues. SKB/Tryba will play the lead role in executing the plan that will be documented in a contract known as a Master Development Agreement, which will be approved by all of the entities that have a stake in the outcome, including the Englewood City Council.

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