Lowry Information

Lowry Information

Age Statistics
Median resident age: 33.1 years

Awards
1996: President Bill Clinton visits and hails Lowry as a "great example of defense conversion and base reuse." Lowry is considered the leading model for military base redevelopment.
1998 Parade of Homes Event
1997 Facility of the Year, by National Association of Installation Developers.
September 1997:
1997 University of Denver's Real Estate Project of the Year
Governor's Smart Growth and Development 1997 award for urban planning and development
1999 Lowry named "Community of the Year" by the Home Builders' Association of Metropolitan Denver

Business
The City & County of Denver www.denvergov.org
Denver Chamber of Commerce www.denverchamber.org
Denver Office of Economic Development www.milehigh.com/oed/
Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation www.metrodenver.org
Metro Denver Sports Commission www.denversports.org

County
Denver

Downtown
Lowry features a nostalgic main street layout of pedestrian-friendly shops, restaurants and services, all located within walking distance of the Lowry Community. At Lowry's historic core, the Town Center District features shopping, restaurants, offices, parks, recreation, schools, cultural attractions, landmarks, public art, and new and historic homes.

Drivers license bureaus and contact info
Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles
Denver Athmar
1865 W. Mississippi #C, 80223
(303) 937-9507
www.dmv.org

Aurora
Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles
14391 E. 4th
Aurora, CO 80011
303-344-8400

Elevation
5,280 feet, the Mile High City

Government
Lowry is in District 5 of the Denver City Council. Marcia Johnson is the Council person. Phone: 303-355-4615 E-mail: johnson5@ci.denver.co.us

Colorado's governor is Bill Ritter and Denver's mayor is John W. Hickenlooper. Denver, the capital of the State of Colorado, is a consolidated city and county. It serves as the financial, transportation, and distribution center of the Rocky Mountain region. Denver was officially formed on November 7, 1861. A non-partisan elected mayor, auditor, and 13-member city council govern Denver. Nine main departments carry out the functions of city government.

History
In 1994, the Lowry Air Force Base closed, offering Denver and Aurora, the two communities with jurisdiction over the base's property, a chance to use the former military base to create a new neighborhood. From 1991 to 1993, the communities embarked on an intensive planning process with local residents and businesses. Today, Lowry has been transformed. into a forward-thinking, mixed-use community. The idea behind Lowry was to take an existing urban area, give it new life and avoid adding to the problem of urban sprawl. Lowry has been so successful that it has become a model community for urban-infill projects across the country.

Hospitals/Healthcare
Lowry is within 5 miles of 11 major medical centers, including those at the nearby Fitzsimons bioscience park.

Centura Health - St. Anthony's Central Hospital, 4231 W 16th Ave.
Centura Health - Porter Adventist Hospital 2525 Downing St.
Children's Hospital, 1056 E 19th Ave.
Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, 1719 E. 19th Ave.
Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan, 3520 W. Oxford Ave.
Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock St.
Exempla St. Joseph Hospital, 1835 Franklin St.
National Jewish Medical & Research Center, 1400 Jackson St.
Rose Medical Center, 4567 E. 9th Ave.
University of Colorado Hospital, 4200 E. 9th Ave.

Safety and Law Enforcement
Denver Police Department
District 2 Substation
N.E. Denver
3921 Holly St.
Denver 80205
720-913-1000

Main Post Office
Dillon Post Office
500 Lake Dillon Drive
Dillon, CO 80435-8504
www.usps.com

Major Employers
Community College of Aurora
COPIC Companies
Defense Finance & Accounting Service
Pinnacol Assurance
First Data
Newmont Mining
Liberty Media
EchoStar Communications
ProLogis
Qwest Communications
Archstone Smith Trust
Liberty Global
Ball Corp.
Discovery Holding
Federal Government
State of Colorado
University of Colorado System Denver Public School
City & County of Denver

Major Industries
Communications, Utilities, Transportation

Newspapers
Denver Post
Rocky Mountain News

Library Facilities
Denver Public Libraries
Schlessman Family
100 Poplar Street
720-865-0000
www.denver.lib.co.us

Places of Interest
The Eisenhower Chapel
Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum
John Hand Theater
Schlessman Family Library
Denver City and County Building
Denver's LoDo
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Denver Art Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens
Black American West Museum and Heritage Center
Children's Museum of Denver
Colorado History Museum - Denver
Denver Mint
Denver Firefighters Museum
Colorado Convention Center
Mizel Museum of Judaica
Museo de las Americas
Ocean Journey Aquarium
Coors Field
The Pepsi Center
Invesco Field at Mile High
Red Rocks Amphitheater & Visitor Center
Denver Performing Arts Complex
Denver Coliseum

Population
2,886 (2000)
Denver: 556,835 (2000)

Recreation
800 acres of Open Space, encompassing native vegetation, paths, a meandering stream, wetlands and colorful flower beds - the largest addition of recreational space to Denver in decades, equivalent to 20 percent of all the park land in the city today. Jackie Robinson Field is modeled after Coors Field, and the facility functions as a Little League ballpark for metro Denver. Three fields are designed for tournament play geared to children 14 and under.

Mira Vista Golf Course redevelopment plans include a minimum of an improved 18 holes of regulation golf, a separate 9-hole 3-par junior facility, and a Golf House Colorado clubhouse.

Big Bear Ice Arena is a year-round facility that is located in a former aircraft hangers. Open to the public, this arena features two indoor ice rinks and an outdoor roller rink.

Reading Garden in the Town Center District is a collection of spaces, or "reading rooms" positioned throughout green space for people to gather in relative privacy. Surrounding the spaces are inscriptions of classic book titles, permanent art sculptures, a small shelter, benches, planters, native trees, shrubs and ground covering. is a partner in the project.

Lowry Swim Club is located in the former officer's club in the Town Center District and is open during summer months.

Sports Teams
In the past eleven years, new facilities have been constructed for five of the city's eight major sports franchises. Denver is the only city in the country to have eight professional sports franchises.

Colorado Rockies - Baseball
Denver Nuggets - Basketball
Denver Broncos - Football; 1998 & 1999 Super bowl Champions
Colorado Avalanche - Hockey; 1996 & 2001 Stanley Cup Champions
Colorado Mammoth - National Lacrosse League
Colorado Crush - Arena Football
The Colorado Rapids - Soccer
Denver Outlaws - Major League Lacrosse

Recreation Centers
The Montclair Recreation Center is operated by Denver Parks and Recreation for the enjoyment of Lowry and surrounding neighborhoods. The center includes a gymnasium with basketball and volleyball programs, lap pool, leisure pool, locker rooms, crafts spaces, multipurpose rooms, a woodworking shop and youth lounge.

Sales Tax
7.6 %

Shopping Centers
Lowry Town Center
16th Street Mall - Denver
Denver Pavillions - Denver www.denverpavillions.com
Cherry Creek Shopping Center - Denver 
Larkridge - Denver www.shoplarkridge.com
Market Square-Union & Alameda - Denver 
Southlands - Aurora www.southlands.com
Park Meadows Shopping Center - Littleton www.parkmeadows.com
Flatiron Crossing - Broomfield www.flatironcrossing.com
Colorado Mills - Lakewood www.coloradomills.com

Size

86 acres

Schools/ Education Stats
Lowry currently is home to three early childhood centers, five primary schools, a private high school, and two adult learning institutions.

Lowry is in the Denver Public School System. www.dpsk12.org
The Cherry Creek School District is also in Denver.

Transportation
A telecommunity called Find It!, was specifically designed to assist Lowry residents in learning

Drivers license bureaus and contact info and using a variety of transportation options including: RTD bus and light rail, carpools and vanpools. It also links to up-to-the-minute reports on traffic conditions around the metro area. via www.LowryLink.com, the community network.

The nation's largest multi-modal, design-build highway construction project is in Metro Denver and is slated for completion in November 2006. T-REX is a $1.67 billion contract to widen Interstates 25 and 225 and build a 19-mile light rail line in southeast Metro Denver. Construction of the area's first beltway and toll roads is also underway at C-470, E-470, and the Northwest Parkway.

Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) was named the top transit agency in North America for 2003. FasTracks, a plan to build-out the entire Metro Denver mass transit system within 12 years, was passed by Metro Denver voters in 2004.

As the only major U.S. city with one-bounce satellite capability to six continents, Metro Denver is a national center for the telecommunications industry, including companies such as Qwest Communications, Avaya, MCI, Sprint, Adelphia, and Level 3.

Average travel time to work: 24 minutes.

Utility Companies and contact info
Denver Solid Waste Management Division
www.denvergov.org/dephome.asp?depid=370
Xcel Energy www.xcelenergy.com

Information Sources
The City & County of Denver www.denvergov.org
Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc. www.downtowndenver.com
Denver Chamber of Commerce www.denverchamber.org
Denver Office of Economic Development www.milehigh.com/oed/
Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation www.metrodenver.org
Metro Denver Sports Commission www.denversports.org
Colorado Community College System www.cccs.edu/AboutCCCS/LowryHistory.html
Lowry www.lowry.org

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