The Implementation of Highlands’ Garden Village


In 1996 Chuck Perry and Jonathan Rose began development on the former Elitch Gardens Amusement Park ten minutes from downtown Denver. Today, Highlands’ Park Village is a walkable, transit-linked, mixed-use, mixed- income village that provides a socially, environmentally and financially viable model for revitalizing underused sites in near-downtown neighborhoods across America. This session will explore the details of every element of this project, and focus on what worked and what did not.


  • Russell S. Preston, Design Associate, Cornish Associates
  • Chuck Perry, Managing Partner, Perry Rose LLC
  • Ron Tilton, President, FirstBank of Denver

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