Stroke of Genius: Denver's S*park Builds a Community


While urban farmers are being pushed out of Denver’s white-hot real estate market, one residential development aims to save them. Sandwiched between the River North Arts District (RiNo) and historic Curtis Park rests S*Park, aptly named for its heritage as Sustainability Park.

The enclave challenges the status quo, celebrating the spirit of urban community and farming, while delivering amenities you won’t find anywhere else—like a 15,000-square-foot park and urban greenhouse in the heart of downtown.

At S*Park, “living your best life” is more than just a hashtag. It’s for real—and the solar-powered energy systems and highly efficient building envelope are only the beginning. Residents enjoy upscale amenities such as a dog run, bird houses, underground secured parking, a concierge, yoga studios, a juice bar and James Beard award-winning Uchi Sushi right outside their front door.

“Community” has become the ethos, guiding both the developer, Curtis Park Group, and the full-service architecture firm, Tres Birds Workshop, in every aspect of the design. They’ve also managed to do the impossible—offer housing at attainable prices in a city facing housing shortages and all-time-high prices.

“This is all about community,” says Jonathan Alpert, project manager at Curtis Park Group. “We have intentionally and thoughtfully designed this community for interaction—with the sun, with nature, with our neighbors. This isn’t just a building or a project. This community encompasses an entire city block within seven buildings centered around a private central park, urban greenhouse and farm.”

The result is a lifestyle unrivaled in Denver, where a lushly landscaped park, balconies and front porches make city living breathable again. The location doesn’t hurt either, situated just one block from Larimer Street and the burgeoning RiNo district. Once an industrial hub, RiNo has transformed into a thriving epicenter for the creative arts, with factories repurposed into restaurants, bars and breweries, art galleries, markets and offices.

It’s a community tailor-made for first-time home buyers, young families and empty nesters alike. A place where sun-filled yoga sessions and starlit movie nights coexist with community dog-wash days and local whiskey tastings.

S*Park takes it a step further, cultivating a strong sense of community with a vertical greenhouse and urban farm, managed by Altius Farms. What does that mean for residents? It means an exclusive veggie-subscription program, greenhouse tours and classes, and community dinners with Denver’s celebrity chefs, not to mention local produce in your soup and fresh herbs in your cocktails.

Exclusive listing brokers Deviree Vallejo and Liz Richards of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty say the project is unlike anything they’ve ever seen. “The team at Tres Birds Workshop and Curtis Park Group partnered to create a rare housing opportunity in a thriving downtown core where for-sale options are hard to find,” Vallejo says. “You won’t find many homes here in this price range, let alone sustainable ones.”

Modern townhomes and one-, two- and three-bedroom condos start under $300,000 and range from 500 to 2,500 square feet. To learn more about the S*Park lifestyle and current offerings, visit or call 303-931-0097.

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