‘The Jones District’ Development Underway in Centennial
Last week, demolition began on what will be “The Jones District” in Centennial, a mixed-use development with apartments, and office and retail space on 42 acres of land.
According to the Denver Post, the large plot is a rare commodity in the southeast metro, and the project has been in the works for a while. The development, which will be named after Glenn R. Jones, a cable magnate who used his fortune to start one of the country’s first online universities, Jones International University. Jones has been acquiring the land from the Larrick family for many years, and just got the final 9.18 acres in 2009.
“For several years, I have looked across this expanse of land and envisioned the potential,” Jones, who is making his debut as a developer at the age of 84, told the Denver Post.
The Jones District will have 11 buildings with 1.8 million square feet of space, and the build out is expected to take 10 to 15 years, the newspaper reported.
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This local update courtesy of your Centennial Community Expert.