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  • Denver's new, mixed-use, urban community designed to reimagine city living.

    The 14 acres that once served as an industrial property just minutes from downtown Denver is being transformed into a new, mixed-used community. Here, we've integrated the best of city living with historic architecture, lush green spaces, and a uniquely local arts & cultural center to create a new kind of neighborhood that lives like a village within a city.


    At High-Iron 40, every home is intimately connected via paved walkways to restaurants, cafes, local artisan shops and fantastic community amenities like two outdoor pools, a park and central plaza, as well as coworking and amenity spaces. Not to mention, it’s just a short walk from the light rail and popular nearby neighborhoods.

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    Everything you need at home, and so much more.

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    Imagine living steps from your favorite restaurant, local artist’s studio, a performing arts venue, two pools, community gardens, and your own private, shared co-working space. High-Iron 40 delivers on an array of truly modern and forward-thinking conveniences that make living here not only easy, but dynamic in so many ways.

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    Some of the highlights:

    • Two community pools
    • 2,000 square foot neighborhood co-op and local business incubator
    • Coworking and amenity space
    • Trails connecting through the 14-acre campus
    • Wonderbound Performing Arts Center
    • Retail, restaurants, cafes, and local artist studios
    • Parks and central plaza
    • Access to I-70, DIA, 39th Avenue greenway, and area community parks

    The most recognizable, defining feature of the High-Iron Barrel Lofts is its unique, concrete roofline. By remastering the existing architecture of this old, industrial site, we were able to preserve the character of its rich past while repurposing the existing barrel-roof structural system to create vaulted, curved ceilings, accentuating an original design feature that truly sets these residences apart from any other in Denver.


    Download a site plan and residence floorplans here.


    For more information, join the interest list below.


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    Industrial yet contemporary, each of the 66 townhomes pair exposed brick with a mid-century simplicity and modern finishes that offer a unique contrast of natural materials and concrete, steel accents and warm tones, and the kinds of stylish finishes you’d expect in any high-end loft.

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    Spacious, vaulted interiors boast two floors of thoughtfully designed living space opens out onto gated ground-floor patios where neighbors can mingle, relax and enjoy the vibrant green lushness of mature trees, gardens, and walkable pathways connecting them to the rest of this vibrant community.

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    Home to the arts. Quite literally.

    High Iron will become the official headquarters for Wonderbound, a local, contemporary ballet company devoted to the development of collaborative artistic experiences. Their interpretation of tradition and innovation yield live performances that explore the boundaries of different mediums to engage artists and audiences in a more candid, human experience.

    Wonderbound Performing Arts center

    By securing a permanent home at High Iron, Wonderbound serves to attract a diverse collection of other local artists and artisans who bring their unique view of the world to our community through their influence as well as a 500 seat, custom-designed mixed-use performance venue located on the north end of the campus—open to entertainers and performing artists both local and national.


    A vibrant community grounded in history.

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    Elyria-Swansea is one of Denver’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods, located between City Park, Park Hill and downtown. Put on the map in the late 1880’s thanks to its large smelting and refinery plants, Elyria-Swansea still retains much of its unique history and working-class principles, enhanced by the renaissance of neighboring RiNo, the A-line light rail from Denver to DIA, and other significant, residential community enhancements.


    The exciting, mixed-use, urban community taking shape here pays homage to the area’s unique history and its iconic location at the bend in the train tracks—the name High Iron literally references the elevated rail on a curved track and was a nickname for metal workers—a tribute to those who paved the way for the future of this dynamic Denver neighborhood.

  • TEAM

    Behind visionary projects are visionary people.

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    The Gordon Family

    The Gordon Family is best known for their unwavering support of the arts and culture within Colorado and their dedication to the Epilepsy Foundation and Epilepsy education. Brooke, Isabelle and Eloise are Denver natives, Tom grew up Queens, New York, came to Colorado in college and never left.


    Drawing on their experience with both business and philanthropy, they take a visionary approach to real estate development, building communities that transcend the status quo.They acquired the High-Iron 40 property in 2018 with the vision to create a low density, multi-use project with a 500-seat capacity performance art center that will be the home of Wonderbound dance company. They love Denver and hope to help create a project that adds value to our community.

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    Portmanteau Partners

    Portmanteau Partners has a legacy of repurposing and restoring high-potential real estate assets in Colorado's Front Range. From master-planned communities to unique architectural structures, the team leverages their collective experience to create new and vibrant communities for projects where most traditional developers lack the vision and resources to achieve.

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    Sprocket Design & Planning

    As the master planner and architect of High-Iron 40, Sprocket brings two decades of experience designing and planning architecturally significant projects to this exciting community. Focusing on solving specialized problems allows Sprocket to capitalize on architectural opportunities and create buildings that complement each user, elevating the overall project to a level above the ordinary.


    For more information and to get on the interest list, please provide your contact information below.


    For more information call Portmanteau Partners at 720-436-5713.