Galaxie, 3520 E. Colfax Avenue
Category: Neighborhood Gem
Owner: Rosen Properties
Architect: Laura Koheler, CTA Architects Engineers
This project feels like the Colfax Avenue of Denver’s present and future. It was built with the goal of reactivating this former auto body shop into a functional retail space that would serve the local community and reflect the character and vibrancy of the surrounding neighborhood. The building and its new tenants have helped to reinvigorate an underutilized space from the early automobile age, demonstrating that Colfax is ready to become a place where people stop and enjoy themselves rather than just pass by. Aspirations included providing amenities to an increasingly active and walkable community, returning space from the automobile to the people, and creating a place where people park their strollers rather than their cars.