Aspen Grove Mall to add mixed-use community

Aspen Grove Mall owner Gerrity plans to redevelop part of the aging 268,000 square foot outdoor commercial property – located on the southeast corner adjacent to the RTD Mineral Ave Light Rail station – into a transit-oriented mixed-use retail center . According to Getty, the project is receiving an enthusiastic response from existing and potential new commercial tenants.

The first phase of Aspen Grove’s evolution will include a pedestrian-friendly mixed-use community with up to 480 multi-family apartments above ground-level retail stores and restaurants, structured parking and on street, common open space, private streets and cycling facilities.

The highly anticipated Aspen Grove redevelopment is the first of its kind under the new Littleton project Unified Land Use Code (ULUC)which was approved by City Council in October 2021. The new guidelines represent Envision Littleton, a municipal planning process involving four years of research, development and literally thousands of hours of community input through meetings , presentations, workshops and other public comments.

The city’s ULUC places 32.78 acres of Aspen Grove in a designated mixed-use corridor, allowing multi-family communities to be adjacent to shopping, services, light rail, bus routes and bike paths .

“We will rejuvenate Aspen Grove into a vibrant, first-class community shopping center just as it was when it was built 20 years ago,” said Gerrity President Kevin Gerrity. “The Planning Commission’s unanimous approval of our conceptual development master plan propels Aspen Grove toward long-term viability at a time when Littleton faces significant competition for top retailers and the resulting sales taxes of SouthGlenn, Cherry Creek, Park Meadows and other destinations.”

“We thank the city staff, city council, planning commission members and local leaders who have been so diligent in bringing Littleton’s long-term vision to life,” said Gerrity. “There’s a lot of work to do, and we’re excited to move forward in the partnership that Aspen Grove has always had with this great community.”

Gerrity has been active in the area since the 1990s and acquired the Aspen Grove Mall in 2016. The company will be launching a new website in the coming weeks to keep residents, consumers and tenants informed as a plan for Detailed site development and a project schedule have been completed. .

Aspen Grove in Littleton is Colorado’s first outdoor retail village and home to over 50 fine stores and restaurants, including Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Pottery Barn, Apple, Sees Candies, J.Jill, Teds Montana Grill and more . Located just north of Santa Fe and Mineral Avenues, Aspen Grove offers convenient front-store parking, mountain views, and an atmosphere just as welcoming as its stores.

Gerrity owns and operates commercial properties in the western United States. Fully integrated and private, the company invests in neighborhood and community commercial properties to enhance them, including creating an exciting mix of retailers and restaurants, or adding vibrant mixed-use residences or offices. The firm invests in major metropolitan areas of Colorado, California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Arizona and creates value through its team of skilled and experienced professionals.

Edwin S. Wolfe