Golden Triangle, Denver
According to the U.S. Census, the population of the neighborhood is 1,577.
The Golden Triangle is not a neighborhood as defined by the city of Denver. However, another neighborhood called Civic Center has roughly the same geographical boundaries as the Golden Triangle:
- North- Colfax Avenue
- West and South- Speer Boulevard
- East- Broadway
The Downtown Denver Partnership, and the Golden Triangle Neighborhood Association define the Golden Triangle as extending one block east to Lincoln Street, thereby incorporating almost all of Civic Center Park and the institutions surrounding them (with the exception of the Colorado State Capitol in the Capitol Hill neighborhood and a few buildings to the north of Colfax Avenue). The main arterial street through the Golden Triangle is Bannock Street. 13th, 14th, and 8th avenues are important east-west arterials as well. All of the streets that provide the borders for the neighborhood (Lincoln/Broadway, Colfax, and Speer) are important transportation corridors for Denver.
The Golden Triangle is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Denver, with many single family Victorian homes and bungalows built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Between 1904 and 1919, Denver Mayor Robert Speer completed his ambitious plan for the Civic Center area, adding many civic institutions and a neoclassic park to the north of the neighborhood, and placing a leafy concrete urban canyon around Cherry Creek, creating Speer Boulevard, the neighborhood's western and southern border.
Starting in the 1990s, perhaps as the result of the new Central Library, the neighborhood began its transformation into a functional multi-use neighborhood. New condominium and loft developments came into the neighborhood, and many of the old supply stores and garages were transformed into restaurants, art galleries, and small offices.
The Golden Triangle continues to undergo many transformations. The Denver Art Museum's new wing was completed in fall 2006, further developing the neighborhood's art scene, which includes various art galleries and the Curious Theatre Company. Denver's new justice center and jail opened in late 2010. In 2012, the agency opened the new state history museum of Colorado, the History Colorado Center, neighbored by the welcoming design (Denver Post) of the new Colorado State Judiciary building (opened December 2012). Denver startups and venture-funded companies like Convercent are investing in Golden Triangle real estate as well.
The TriVista on Speer apartment community opened for leasing in May of 2019. The seven-story, 322-unit building was developed by Legacy Partners, in a joint venture with USAA Real Estate and designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning.