West 19th Street
Located on the western boundary of Denver, Sloan's Lake is a park and neighborhood that is focused around one of the best known lakes in Denver. The actual neighborhood is located on the northwest side of Denver and is contiguous to the cities of Lakewood, Wheat Ridge and Edgewater.
Sloan's Lake is the second biggest park in the Mile High City and the city's most beautiful lake. With views of both downtown skyscrapers to the east and The Rocky Mountains to the west, Sloan's Lake is a one-of-a-kind park in Denver that has become an inner-city escape to appreciate not only the views but also the openness and peacefulness of the surrounding water. Boating and fishing are allowed on the lake and the three-mile trail and pedestrian path that circles the lake is extremely popular among hikers, joggers and bicyclist. The park has been named one of Denver's best places for runners by the Denver Westword and with plenty of picnic space and gazebos, Sloan's Lake is a hot spot just to relax and hang out with friends on weekends.
The area and neighborhood in general is very diverse and has lower crime rates than most other communities in Denver. The neighborhood is popular for all types of residents and the area's real estate is just as assorted. From cottages that date back to the 1920s to modern revamped and rebuilt upscale houses and apartments, the Sloan's Lake neighborhood has options for any budget. And with homes here that tend to be below the median home price in the rest of Denver, it is no wonder that a high percentage of residents in the Sloan's Lake neighborhood are home owners.
Sloan's Lake is right across the street from the Highlands neighborhood and with the popular Berkeley district nearby, fine dining and great shopping are just around the corner. Every summer Sloan's Lake Park hosts an annual event that celebrates Asian American culture and draws thousands of spectators known as the Dragon Boat Festival. The park is a great place to view wildlife in the city and is home to all kinds of birds, fish and plant species.
ST. ANTHONY'S REDEVELOPMENT
& REVITALIZATION PROJECT
The Redevelopment of St. Anthony’s & The Revitalization of West Colfax. In 2006, City councilman Rick Garcia helped convene the St. Anthony Redevelopment Task Force to study and recommend a set of guiding principles for the site’s redevelopment. Chief among them:
Catalyzing & anchoring the West Colfax and Sloan’s Lake neighborhoods
Higher density residential development to attract high quality retail and neighborhood services
Preservation of the 16th Avenue Chapel and creation of a pedestrian friendly streets
Adaptive reuse of the Kuhlman building
Complement and revitalize retail development along West Colfax
West Colfax Plan
In addition to the Task Force recommendations, Denver’s Department of Community Planning and Development prepared the West Colfax Corridor Plan identifying the redevelopment of the SAH site as a unique opportunity to develop a “town center” for the South Sloan’s Lake and West Colfax neighborhoods. Chief among the plan’s recommendations is the introduction of Denver’s existing street grid through the site and a clear hierarchy of street typologies to ensure that the new development has a robust pedestrian environment.