DeLo Phase 1
Downtown East Louisville development, known as DeLo, is a mixed use, transit-oriented redevelopment of a brownfield site located east of historic downtown Louisville, a vibrant community in close proximity to Boulder. Colorado’s longest Woonerf street section, a “living” multi-model street environment that reduces the flow of traffic while providing a curbless, pedestrian oriented experience, was developed as a marque feature of the development. This innovative development utilized infrastructure to create the sense of place through the implementation of urban plazas, an activated streetscape, retail and commercial patios, and the creation of mews areas and zero building setbacks to increase the pedestrian interaction with the public spaces. Additionally, a City owned greenway creates relief allowing for public gathering areas, active and passive recreation zones, and provides opportunities to embrace the City’s mining history. This townhome, apartment, office, and retail development was a true public-private partnership through tax-incentive financing, a regionally based infrastructure improvement strategy with the implementation of Urban Renewal Authority funding, and off-site improvements to minimize adverse development impacts, created a unification of public and private stakeholder goals.