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August 25, 2021

Urban Revival in the City of Aurora: Aurora and Milender White Host the Parkside @ City Center Community Celebration

August 25th, Aurora, Colorado

Look out Aurora, an art revival is underway!  Say “goodbye” to outdated strip malls and sleepy retail and “hello” to eclectic cuisine, exciting street art, city park parties and easy access to transit. Parkside @ City Center, on the corner of Sable Blvd. and East Alameda Avenue, is open and the community is invited to celebrate a new vision — where diverse retail meets community in an artful setting. The City of Aurora, in partnership with Milender White (MW), OZ Architecture and G3 Architecture, is hosting a celebration of the Parkside Collective apartments managed by Holland Residential, and the forthcoming Parkside Eatery and additional mixed-use retail space.  The opening celebration was a community-focused event on Wednesday, August 25.

Parkside @ City Center was designed and built with art in mind. MW Development worked closely with the City of Aurora and its Urban Renewal Authority to exceed the goal of creating a development that would be an asset to the area. The development integrates public art displays and murals throughout the site which were designed to be entertaining, functional, durable, unique and incorporating local artists and themes. Exteriors feature multiple art murals, and there is an art installation named the “Light Pond,” which has playful, interactive LED pavers that react to both sound and touch. Thomas “Detour” Evans and Patrick Kane McGregor were commissioned to paint community-centric murals on the south side of the apartment complex and the south end of the eatery. Learn more about the inspiration behind the murals here.

“We are proud to have achieved the community goals of high-quality, urban form and dynamic lifestyle choice for our residents.  The open businesses are already attracting a vibrant mix of residents to the site, and the beauty and quality of the housing units are making this corner a real attraction to the area,” said Andrea Amonick, Manager for the Aurora Urban Renewal Authority.

Parkside @ City Center is more than a new, high-quality, transit-oriented mixed-use development. It is placemaking in action. The site is adjacent to a 19-acre city park with a pedestrian underpass connecting residents to RTD (Aurora Metro Center Station Light Rail) located just across Alameda Avenue. Residents in Parkside Collective’s 216 apartment units will enjoy many amenities, including a pool and spa with a courtyard and fire pit, a club room and private event space, fitness and dog wash centers, a fifth-floor lounge and a terrace with mountain views; and electric vehicle charging stations. Extended amenities are just a few steps from their apartments – already open are The Halal Guys, Five Guys and Cheba Hut, with Deeply Rooted CBD Wellness Café opening later this month.  Coming soon to Parkside is The Dally Grind, a local family-owned coffee shop, and Gina’s Kitchen Delights, a concept in the Parkside Eatery that offers 100% gluten, dairy and allergen-free fare in a bistro setting.  The future Parkside Eatery is an exciting micro food hall with five food and beverage concepts surrounding a central bar and common area that promises to be a lively, creative, and delicious experience.  Additional restaurants and retail concepts are expected to be announced soon including a liquor store, fresh bowl / juice concept, chicken, and a BBQ/taco concept.

The celebration event will feature a tour of the public art, a sneak peek at the Parkside Eatery and food samples and giveaways from local retailers.  Local representatives will share insights and stories behind the construction of such a unique space. Expected guests include the Mayor of Aurora, Mike Coffman, and Councilperson Marsha Berzins; current Parkside @ City Center residents; MW Development Executive Tim Fredregill and Albus Brooks, MW Development Executive and former Denver City Councilman; representatives from OZ Architecture; and local community members and participating artists.

Mayor Coffman states: “MW changed this key corner into a walkable, transit-accessible community with numerous amenities and high-quality design. The Developer/General Contractor worked closely with the City to ensure opportunities for local businesses and residents. We hope to have the opportunity to partner with MW in the future to enhance Aurora’s vibrancy, appearance and success.”

“Aurora was missing something ‘different,’ especially in this part of town. Lots of chain restaurants and walk-up apartments, not so much in the way of authentic experiences. We aimed to deliver something the next generation would appreciate — multicultural, artful, collaborative. We’re seeing a lot of interest in our local retail scene. To give you an example of what we’re talking about, we’ve got a walk-up bar with some of the best sandwiches around, food hall, a gluten-free bakery, CBD wellness café, Halal restaurant, local coffee shop, wine-forward liquor store, you get the hint. We’ve created a gathering spot for the beautiful melting pot that Aurora is. With a beautiful backdrop including street art from prominent local artists,” said Tim Fredregill, Development Executive at MW.

Visit Parkside @ City Center for more information.

Milender White is a full-service real estate and development company dedicated to delivering outstanding results on every project, unsurpassed service to clients, superb career opportunities – with a total commitment to safety, quality and integrity.  We proudly deliver award-winning commercial and residential projects based on proven systems, advanced technology, and cutting-edge design development. Visit us at

OZ Architecture is founded on the belief that collaboration coupled with diversity sparks design creativity.  Founded in 1964, OZ has over 130 architects and interior designers within seven primary practice areas.  Their goal is to create beautiful places with lasting value for the communities they serve. Visit

G3 Architecture provides architecture, planning and interiors services for developers, national retail tenants, hospitality flags and municipalities.  Visit:

The City of Aurora Urban Renewal/Redevelopment creates great places, revitalizes neighborhoods and spurs economic development, resulting in new housing choices, shopping and dining destinations and business relocation opportunities. Visit


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