Hartman Ely Investments
creating sustainable communities

Hangar 2 @ Lowry

Hartman Ely Investments, 
Larimer Associates  and City Street Investors have transformed the historic 1939 Hangar 2 at Lowry into a vibrant neighborhood meeting place.

The development includes The Lowry Beer Garden and the Restaurants at Lowry -  4 purpose-built restaurant spaces in boutique new buildings adjacent to the hangar to create a pedestrian-friendly streetscape and outdoor dining areas connecting the massive historic hangar with the surrounding community. The restaurants include a variety of cuisine at the Italian Cafe Mercato, taqueria inspired North County and soon to open Woodgrain Bagels. The renovated hangar also provides small, entrepreneurial office and retail suites that complement the detached new retail spaces as well as Montessri Casa International School. The hangar interior provides customized storage space for Lowry’s homes and local businesses

The newest addition to Hangar 2 is Rocket Ice Cream and the Raygun Gothic Rocketship. The Rocketship, created in 2009 by the internationally respected artist group Five Ton Crane for the Burning Man Art Festival, is now one of Lowry's major pieces of public art, the home of Rocket Ice Cream and the center of a festive community plaza.

The renovated hangar has a 105kW solar PV system for the building and an energy efficient design that allows it to use only 48% of the energy that a typical similar facility would use. It also incorporates a 400kW community solar array allowing solar panels to be purchased by Denver residents to offset their power needs. The hangar includes the Lowry Recycling Center, a sustainable feature that benefits the entire community.

Jim Hartman, Concept Architect
Hartman Ely Investments, Larimer Associates and City Street Investors, equity partners
Tricia Mueller, Phase 1 Architect of Record
TRC Companies, hangar building Contractor
Semple Brown Design, Design Architect for restaurant buildings.
RAND Construction, restaurant buildings contractor

Saunders Construction, pre-construction services


Location: Denver Colorado
Project Size: 6 acres,
140,000 GSF
Project Cost: $14,000,000
Status: August 2010 start

Urban Land Institute Innovation award

Hangar 2 won the prestigious
2015 Urban Land Institute
Colorado Innovation Award.

This highly competitive award is given every 2 years to the most innovative Colorado development project.
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Community Preservation award

Hangar 2 won the 2013 Community Preservation Award from Historic Denver.

Mayor's Design Award

Hangar 2 Partners was presented with the 2011 Mayor's Design Award for it's contribution to imaginative design in Denver in "The Past is Present" category.
Overall Site Plan of development
The newly renovated entrance to the offices in Hangar 2.

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