A new kind of downtown
By Bryan Goodland; photo courtesy of Nick Lucey
Castle Rock has grown significantly over the past few years. From the expansion of shops and anchor retail stores, to the introduction of new neighborhoods and living options. And now, once again the shape of Castle Rock is changing.
Downtown Castle Rock has always offered a wide variety of restaurants and shopping options for the townsfolk and any visitors who might stop by. But the town is taking that concept one step further with the introduction of the Riverwalk project. Part living space, part business space, the Riverwalk ushers Castle Rock into a more modern concept of city design.
Castle Rock has often been referred to as one of Denver’s “bedroom communities,” meaning many residents commute to downtown Denver to work, but this expansion might be changing that.
The development consists of a duplex-type building connected by a bridge above Sellars Gulch. The southern portion of the tower is already open and the northern portion will open in August of this year.
Housed inside the buildings are 230 apartments, including studios all the way up to three bedroom living spaces. For those looking for a more permanent arrangement, condos will also be available in the space.
In addition, there will be 15,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, along with 30,000 square feet of office space. Some of that space is already spoken for; companies like Hollis + Miller, an architectural firm that designs learning environments; Craft, a company that offers co-working spaces; and even a family owned ice cream shop called Glacier Ice Cream & Gelato.
The project is being completed by Confluence Companies, a real estate development company located in Golden, Colorado. The Riverwalk development in Castle Rock has an estimated cost of $64 million. Confluence Companies also has several other developments in the Colorado area, and had oversight of the residences at the Four Seasons hotel in downtown Denver, which was completed in 2010. Confluence Companies started the Riverwalk project in 2017 and completion is scheduled for August of this year.