Zeppelin Development is building communities around art
Zeppelin Development was a 2020 CBCA Business for the Arts Awards honoree
Inside the Kiss X Ride cocktail bar at Zeppelin Station. Image courtesy of Zeppelin Station.
Although Zeppelin Development has been around for some 40 years, the group found new popularity with its recent projects and development of the River North (RiNo) neighborhood and arts district. The firm was honored on March 10 at the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) Business for the Arts Awards.
Through its development of unique spaces like TAXI, The Source and Zeppelin Station in RiNo and with developments in Denver’s LoDo and Golden Triangle neighborhoods, Zeppelin has infused art into all that it does.
“The arts culture has been fundamental for our projects, just in creating that character for the neighborhood,” says Kyle Zeppelin, co-president of Zeppelin Development. Examples of this include Zeppelin’s Made in the City pop-ups at Zeppelin Station, which feature makers and designers from cities around the world that represent new ways of thinking around art, design and culture; and the firm’s artist in residency programs scattered across its developments
In addition, Zeppelin, in partnership with Neil Adams, started the Globeville Riverfront Art Center (GRACe), an artist coworking space in north Denver, which includes 80 plus studios and is helping the Denver art scene thrive.
“We want to build communities and the arts play a key element,” says Mickey Zeppelin, co-president of Zeppelin Development.
Learn more about Zeppelin Developments’s award-winning developments and projects below:
To learn more about the CBCA Business for the Arts Awards and to meet the other 2020 honorees, click here.