Urban Neighborhoods
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Urban Neighborhoods

Visionary placemaker Dana Crawford has shepherded Urban Neighborhoods for more than three decades. As a leader in the historic preservation movement, Dana pioneered Denver Union Station, Larimer Square and glamorous downtown loft housing. Dana has developed or co-developed every project she is involved in. Her company’s name and mission are one and the same.


Denver Union Station

In July, 2014 Union Station Alliance opened the 125,000 square foot, 54-million-dollar revitalization of the Denver Union Station transit hub. The popular project involves the 112 room Crawford Hotel, seven locally owned prominent restaurants and five shops.


The Crawford Hotel

The beautifully appointed Crawford Hotel lures visitors to Denver Union Station with its distinctive design and architecture. The Crawford seamlessly melds the historic with the contemporary. Pullman-style rooms inspired by the sleeping cars of the past and art-deco design were fashioned with more innovative use of reclaimed space.

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Larimer Square

Responsible for initiating a more reasonable style of urban renewal, Dana’s work has marked the revival of the historic 1400 block on Larimer Street. On the edge of the demolition ball, Larimer Square emerged as an enclave of restaurants, galleries, shops, and offices on the upper floors of Victorian Era buildings.


Flour Mill Lofts

Since the 1960’s, Dana has redeveloped more than a million square feet of historic property in the city of Denver including The Oxford Hotel. She completed two phases of the Flour Mill Lofts project, converting an abandoned flour mill into unique loft spaces designed for the sophisticated urbanite.


The Oxford Hotel

Found at the intersection of timeless elegance and modern luxury, The Oxford Hotel stands today as an iconic Denver landmark, rooted in its unique history and groundbreaking beginnings of 1891. In the bustling heart of downtown, The Oxford offers guests a truly unique Denver hotel experience.


 The Mighty Argo

A new vision for The Argo includes a year-round Scenic Gondola that will whisk visitors from the Mighty Argo to the high point of Virginia Canyon Mountain Park (VCMP), where they can enjoy fabulous views of nearby 14ers.  The 1.2 mile, 10 minute ride gains over 1,100 ‘ of elevation, offering a true mountain experience to tourists and local residents alike. The sun-drenched, south-facing hillside means the Argo will be Colorado’s only year-round lift assist hiking and biking gondola!

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Trinidad, Colorado

Trinidad is diverse, colorful, quirky, artsy, accepting, and generally wild at heart. Its story is of blended cultures, adventurers, frontiersmen, and revolutionaries. Its culture is of legends - from the native American Utes, to Anglo Hispanic settlers, the tradesman of the Santa Fe Trail, to the international settlers attracted to rich mineral deposits of the region.

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Fox West Theatre

The Fox (West) Theatre of Trinidad, Colorado is one of America's great undiscovered treasures. After over one hundred years of private ownership, the Fox (West) was purchased in December 2018 by the City of Trinidad, with support provided in part by History Colorado and partnering with Dana Crawford. The City of Trinidad is committed to the preservation of this cultural and architectural gem.

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Pueblo Power Plant

Our preservation concept includes developing a vibrant mixed-use activity hub on the site with the power plant 5 & 6 building as its centerpiece. Upper floors of the power plant building can be added to include state of the art offices and classroom space for CSU Pueblo (and other local colleges), and hotel and/or residential uses, as proven successful in many other cities worldwide (like Denver’s own Union Station)