More to Love in Central Park (formerly Stapleton)

With the commuter rail opening at Central Park Station in April and more dining, shopping and play options popping up in just about every one of its ten neighborhoods, Central Park (formerly Stapleton) continues to be one of the most dynamic mixed-use urban infill developments in the country.

At the Central Park (formerly Stapleton)/Aurora border, the much-anticipated $25-million Stanley Marketplace is getting closer to reality, with doors expected to open this summer. Billed as a food-centric, community-inspired marketplace, the former Stanley Aviation building will host about 50 local businesses—from a beer garden and local independent restaurants such as Rosenberg’s Bagels, Sazza Pizza and Salads, Happy Bakeshop and Sweet Cow Ice Cream to Central Park (formerly Stapleton)’s own Poppy & Pine flower shop, yoga, boutiques, offices and more.

The 22-acre campus being developed by Flightline Ventures will also include event area for concerts and festivals. The Big Wonderful, a weekend craft, food and music fair, recently announced it will make an appearance at Stanley for several weekends between May and September.

Construction is also breaking ground in the nearby Eastbridge Town Center, where Evergreen Development is turning this seemingly forgotten swath of land into an east-side hub for shopping and dining.  After a decade-long wait, Eastbridge residents will soon be able to grab groceries, coffee and an ice cream cone without jumping in their car. Located at MLK and Geneva Court, the neighborhood-friendly design incorporates an outdoor plaza area for gathering around a fire pit. Rooftop dining at Chef Troy Guard’s second Los Chingones Mexican restaurant boasts mountain views and tantalizing tastes. Little Man ice cream of Highlands-neighborhood fame recently announced it will be joining the fun with its new sub-brand Constellation. Details are being kept under wraps.

Central Park (formerly Stapleton)’s iconic control tower—a beloved, though decrepit neighborhood landmark—is also getting a makeover. This new headquarters for Punch Bowl Social will feature a bowling alley, arcade, diner and outdoor seating at MLK and Central Park Boulevard.

Rounding out the 29th Avenue Town Center development, the final project features a new mixed-use luxury apartment building taking shape on the north side of Founder’s Green. It will include ground floor retail and a high-end sit-down restaurant complete with patio dining.

Brought to you by Greg Pond, REALTOR for TJC Real Estate.

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