Benedict Park Place – Final Phase Groundbreaking Ceremony

On Friday, May 14, 2010 government representatives and officials from Benedict Park Place gathered to kick off the final phase of the Benedict Park Place downtown Denver redevelopment project.

Mayor John Hickenlooper, Congressman Ed Perlmutter and Shaun Donovan, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, toured the completed areas of Benedict Park Place and ceremoniously launched construction of Phase 4B, the final chapter.

The final phase includes 89 additional units that provide up-scale living in the downtown Denver area close to jobs, schools, shopping and rapid-transit options.  Green and sustainable construction techniques are a hallmark of Benedict Park Place, and the final phase will encompass major renewable energy elements.

A 100 kw Solar Photovoltaic System will generate electricity and a 42 bore wells geothermal system will assist with heating and cooling energy needs. Together, these two components are expected to reduce utility costs by about 50% on a yearly basis.

Additionally, Park Avenue Redevelopment, with funding from HUD Recovery Act, provided special training in green-construction products and practices for this project, while creating approximately 50 new construction jobs for Denver workers.

Video: Shaun Donovan, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, delivers a speech as Benedict Park Place launches construction of its final phase in downtown Denver.  Secretary Donovan is accompanied by Mayor John Hickenlooper and Congressman Ed Perlmutter.

Benedict Park Place is a true pioneer in sustainable community redevelopment projects.  The 15-acre site is within walking distance to downtown businesses, shops, restaurants, schools, bus and light-rail stops, a newly installed bike-share station, parks and grocery stores.

Welcome home to Benedict Park Place!

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One Response to “Benedict Park Place – Final Phase Groundbreaking Ceremony”

  1. leero says:

    This looks like a great project – has anyone written a case study of the sustainable systems in the building? This seems to be a rare example of geothermal use in multifamily affordable housing.

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