D.H. Friedman Properties LLC and Forest City Stapleton Inc. announced today the signing of a lease that will bring Sprouts Farmer’s Market to Forest City’s recently announced 4-million square foot mixed-use Transit Oriented Development (TOD) at Stapleton’s Central Park Station. The Central Park Station location is on the University of Colorado A Line, linking Downtown Denver to Denver International Airport and is only a 15-minute ride to downtown’s Union Station.
”Sprouts will be a great addition to Forest City’s visionary plans for Central Park Station further solidifying its position as an exciting new alternative to downtown, both for urban type residential and commercial opportunities,” said David Friedman, the developer of Village at Central Park Station.
The 30,000-square foot Sprouts Farmer’s Market is projected to open in fall 2018 in the 3500 block of Central Park Boulevard, one block from the train station. Friedman is also developing approximately 110 mixed income condominiums and 12,000 square feet of additional retail space in the surrounding block, bordered on the north by 36th Avenue and on the west by Uinta Street, the principal access to the Central Park rail station one block to the north. The Sprouts store will be located on the block immediately south of Forest City’s recently announced TOD development.
“We are so excited to welcome Sprouts Farmer’s Market not only to our new TOD, but to Stapleton as a whole,” stated Jim Chrisman, senior vice president, Forest City Stapleton, Inc.
Forest City and Friedman plan to kick off their respective developments next spring. Sprouts and the balance of Friedman’s development will enhance Forest City’s plans to transform the Central Park Station TOD into a walkable, self-contained, decidedly urban place. Forest City plans to turn Uinta Street into a vibrant pedestrian plaza with additional retail and chef driven restaurants.
Denver City Councilman Chris Herndon called the Sprouts store one of the “key building blocks” that will lead to the successful development of one of Denver’s largest transit oriented developments.
“When we think of TOD, we want it to include a mix of amenities folks want and need to access in their daily lives,” said Councilman Herndon. “The addition of Sprouts in this location is a benefit to people utilizing the A Line, as well as to neighborhood residents. A grocery store is one of the key building blocks in bringing the vision of this TOD to life.”
Newmark Knight Frank’s Vice Chairman Tim Harrington, Executive Managing Directors Mike Wafer, SIOR, and Alan Polacsek, and Associate Eddie Kane are handling the office and retail leasing and marketing of Central Park Station One.