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LoDo developers transform blight into neighborhood
Coors Field has done more than boost the spirits of Rockies fans. The new ballpark is spurring a remarkable transformation of the once derelict neighborhood across Blake Street, creating a new historic district with the potential to rival lower downtown.
The area, now known as the ballpark neighborhood, is attracting developers who have worked in LoDo and are looking for a district with similar potential. In the last four years, an estimated 600,000 square feet of empty space has been filled in the neighborhood.
"It's an area with integrity and a strong connection to downtown and the ballpark," said veteran LoDo developer Charlie Woolley. "It has a bright future. I was once told you …