DENVER—The former St. Anthony’s Central Hospital campus has been sold to EFG-South Sloan’s Lake I, LLC (EFG), an EnviroFinance® Group company, which intends to change the nature of the site with the creation of a residential mixed-use district.
The nearly 19-acre property, on the south shore of Sloan’s Lake in west Denver, was sold by Catholic Health Initiatives of Colorado. Terms were not disclosed. St. Anthony’s moved from the location in June of 2011, into a new 224-bed hospital on a 50-acre campus in Lakewood, along with its renowned Level 1 Trauma Center and Flight For Life® Colorado helicopter ambulance operation.
“This is a remarkable opportunity to make excellent reuse of a site that offers ease of access to downtown, scenic mountain views, and established neighborhoods. Our goal, short-term, is to acquaint the builders interested in this very special property with how the site can work to their best advantage,” said Doug Elenowitz, EFG’s executive vice president and director of development.
Elenowitz said EFG has been working with city planners, elected officials and established neighborhood groups over the past year to settle upon a design scheme that will include a variety of housing styles, residential amenities, and some elements of retail. The advent of the West Line light-rail service later this year, just four blocks to the south, also adds to the site’s accessibility.