Founded in 1858, as a parcel of Northwest Denver by General William Larimer, Denver’s Lower Downtown, or more commonly LODO, comprises a 25-block urban community bordered by Larimer Street, Speer Boulevard, Wewatta and 20th Streets. This vibrant and central gathering place is typified by warehouses, industrial facilities, and commercial venues that have been renovated into mixed -use offices, lofts, and retail space, including excellent restaurants, shops, and art galleries.
LODO, and by extension, Denver’s downtown proper, include a wide mix of housing and commercial options. From historical renovations to new developments to million-dollar lofts, today’s downtown is a pedestrian-friendly residential and commercial community offering the best of urban living.
The area also is the epicenter of the city’s cultural, sports, and entertainment endeavors. LODO venues include Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the Pepsi Center, Six Flags Elitch Gardens, Tattered Cover Bookstore, the Tivoli (art house theatre), the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Pavilions Shopping Center, and a variety of exceptional clubs, bars, and restaurants that define the nightlife.