Southern Land Company Celebrates Grand Opening at Centric LoHi

Denver, Colo. – Southern Land Company (SLC) celebrated the Grand Opening of its Centric LoHi community this past week. Over 65 people were in attendance including SLC employees, neighborhood businesses, construction partners, investors and media representatives. The two restaurants at Centric LoHi, The Bindery and Marcella’s, provided small plates for attendees while neighboring businesses Amendment XXI and Prost Brewing provided the drinks. Denver favorite Freddy Rodriguez & the Jazz Connection provided beautiful music throughout the evening.

The event started off with a short speech from Tim Downey, SLC Founder & CEO. Tim spoke about how much he and SLC love Denver and the LoHi neighborhood, and how much he loves coming to Denver. “We love coming to Denver, especially LoHi; and for those of you who live here, we are envious because there’s so much to do and 300 days of sunshine every year.” He continued speaking about the SLC commitment to the area, highlighted by a new SLC office that recently opened in Denver, and four projects currently in development: Centric LoHi, a new project in Uptown, a new project in Boulder and a master-planned community in Erie, Colorado.

Mr. Downey further spoke about SLC’s design-driven philosophy and love of architecture and horticulture. “One of my heroes is Walt Disney, and he once said that Disney World would never be done, there’s always something to do to make it a little bit better. That’s how we feel about the buildings we own.”

Jeremy Cyr, Vice President of Multifamily Development, then spoke about several details of the project including the 9,300 square feet of restaurant space, a multi-level parking garage, 3 courtyards, a large heated saltwater pool deck, a rooftop deck overlooking downtown, and onsite recycling and bicycle/ski storage.

Jeremy then expressed his thanks to all of the partners that worked together to make the project come together. “We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the wonderful partners we have the privilege of working with on a daily basis.”

Jeremy went on to thank the onsite construction team and leasing team, including a quip with one of the construction managers: “Whether it’s sleeping on an air mattress in the building while you’re trying to punch units, or having to call potential residents that their units might not be ready on time, these groups have been making tough calls, taking tough calls, and making tough decisions every day.”

The event continued on with a ceremonial toast, ribbon cutting and more food, drink and music by the jazz band. All attendees were given access to the community through tours led by the Centric Leasing Staff and were presented with a nice takeaway gift in thanks of their attendance.

Centric LoHi is now slightly ahead of schedule at 35% leased and 90 of the 302 apartment homes are occupied. Construction continues in the second building which is scheduled to complete in mid-February.

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