A 113-unit, eight-story house constructing would possibly take the place of one in every of Denver’s lasting greasy spoons.
Alberta Improvement Companions, based mostly in Greenwood Village, this month proposed razing and redeveloping Tom’s Diner at East Colfax Avenue and Pearl Avenue.
To take action, the developer has additionally utilized for nonhistoric standing on the constructing, in-built 1967, and the half-acre property round it. BusinessDen first reported the information on Tuesday.
On Friday, the town will determine if Tom’s Diner has the potential for historic designation. Denver’s Landmark Preservation workplace is reviewing Alberta Improvement’s software and early stage proposal, in accordance with Alexandra Foster with Denver Group Planning and Improvement.
If it’s deemed traditionally vital, group members could have round a month to guard the restaurant from demolition inside the subsequent 5 years. Anybody may apply for landmark standing on the Googie-style constructing inside that point interval, although the paperwork comes with a charge of $875.
An analogous course of happened final month on the 85-year-old Bonnie Brae Tavern. Its homeowners mentioned they had been contemplating a sale and in early Could had been granted nonhistoric standing, making their property extra engaging to builders.
Tom’s Diner proprietor Tom Messina advised The Denver Publish in February that he was promoting his 20-year-old restaurant so he may transfer on or else retire. He purchased the property 15 years in the past for $800,000. It’s listed now for $4.eight million.
“It might make me completely happy to see somebody are available and hold the ball rolling and revel in a busy and profitable restaurant,” he mentioned in February.
Calls and emails to Messina and Alberta Improvement Companions weren’t instantly returned on Wednesday.