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Plans to Demolish a City Park Mansion Challenged by Preservation Committee

Plans to Demolish a City Park Mansion Challenged by Preservation Committee

1741 Gaylord Street

A 7,114 square foot, City Park mansion built in 1900 could soon be demolished for what we anticipate will be a multifamily development.

This section of Gaylord Street is well known for its 100+ year old mansions mixed in with new development from the past 5-10 years. 1741 Gaylord Street is a 3 story mansion currently being utilized for office space.

The property previously sold from "Judi House" to "1741 Gaylord LLC" in 2021 for $1,500,000.

According to public records, "1741 Gaylord LLC" is owned by Denver Developer Michael Mathieson who previously faced public criticism for his Berkeley development Tennyson44.

Previous owners of 1741 Gaylord Street include Qualife Wellness Community from 1996-2005, Ecumenical Institute from 1986-1996 and the Religious House of Denver prior to 1986.

Aerial View - Provided by 1BrickMedia

The property was sold by Judi House, a nonprofit providing grieving children and families a safe space to come together to find connection and healing.

However, according to a 2021 article by the Denver Post, after selling, Judi House leased the property back from "1741 Gaylord LLC" until their new location at 10125 E. 25th Avenue is ready to be occupied.

It appears Judi house is ready to vacate the property, since a certificate of demolition was recently requested by the owner.

Certificate of Demolition Eligibility
Denver Historic District Map

1741 Gaylord Street appears to miss being within the Wyman Historic District by one block. However, the Denver Landmark Preservation has found this property to have potential for landmark designation.

The Denver Landmark Preservation aims to designate, preserve, protect, enhance and perpetuate those structures which reflect outstanding elements of the city's cultural, artistic, social, economic, political, architectural, historic or other heritage. The full Denver Landmark ordinance can be read here.

To initiate preservation of this building, Denver residents are invited to email a notice of intent to file a designation application to landmark@denvergov.org or drop a hard copy at the Records desk of the Webb Municipal Building on the second floor of 201 W Colfax Avenue no later than 4:30 pm on Thursday. September 22, 2022.

Aerial View - Provided by 1BrickMedia

From a developer perspective, redevelopment makes sense, considering the adjacent parcel at the corner of Gaylord & 18th Street is preparing for a 74-unit mixed-use development.

Also with the recently constructed "The Victor" located at 1790 N Gaylord Street and The York Apartments on City Park, it appears a multifamily development wouldn't be out of line with the general make up of the neighborhood.

Aerial View - Provided by 1BrickMedia

The City park neighborhood has been transformed tremendously over the past decade. This neighborhood appeals to many due to the quick access to Downtown, City Park, Colfax Avenue and Saint Joseph Hospital.

We'll check back later this month for updates on the fate of 1741 Gaylord Street.

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Plans to Demolish a City Park Mansion Challenged by Preservation Committee

Plans to Demolish a City Park Mansion Challenged by Preservation Committee

1741 Gaylord Street

A 7,114 square foot, City Park mansion built in 1900 could soon be demolished for what we anticipate will be a multifamily development.

This section of Gaylord Street is well known for its 100+ year old mansions mixed in with new development from the past 5-10 years. 1741 Gaylord Street is a 3 story mansion currently being utilized for office space.

The property previously sold from "Judi House" to "1741 Gaylord LLC" in 2021 for $1,500,000.

According to public records, "1741 Gaylord LLC" is owned by Denver Developer Michael Mathieson who previously faced public criticism for his Berkeley development Tennyson44.

Previous owners of 1741 Gaylord Street include Qualife Wellness Community from 1996-2005, Ecumenical Institute from 1986-1996 and the Religious House of Denver prior to 1986.

Aerial View - Provided by 1BrickMedia

The property was sold by Judi House, a nonprofit providing grieving children and families a safe space to come together to find connection and healing.

However, according to a 2021 article by the Denver Post, after selling, Judi House leased the property back from "1741 Gaylord LLC" until their new location at 10125 E. 25th Avenue is ready to be occupied.

It appears Judi house is ready to vacate the property, since a certificate of demolition was recently requested by the owner.

Certificate of Demolition Eligibility
Denver Historic District Map

1741 Gaylord Street appears to miss being within the Wyman Historic District by one block. However, the Denver Landmark Preservation has found this property to have potential for landmark designation.

The Denver Landmark Preservation aims to designate, preserve, protect, enhance and perpetuate those structures which reflect outstanding elements of the city's cultural, artistic, social, economic, political, architectural, historic or other heritage. The full Denver Landmark ordinance can be read here.

To initiate preservation of this building, Denver residents are invited to email a notice of intent to file a designation application to landmark@denvergov.org or drop a hard copy at the Records desk of the Webb Municipal Building on the second floor of 201 W Colfax Avenue no later than 4:30 pm on Thursday. September 22, 2022.

Aerial View - Provided by 1BrickMedia

From a developer perspective, redevelopment makes sense, considering the adjacent parcel at the corner of Gaylord & 18th Street is preparing for a 74-unit mixed-use development.

Also with the recently constructed "The Victor" located at 1790 N Gaylord Street and The York Apartments on City Park, it appears a multifamily development wouldn't be out of line with the general make up of the neighborhood.

Aerial View - Provided by 1BrickMedia

The City park neighborhood has been transformed tremendously over the past decade. This neighborhood appeals to many due to the quick access to Downtown, City Park, Colfax Avenue and Saint Joseph Hospital.

We'll check back later this month for updates on the fate of 1741 Gaylord Street.