Welcome to Lowry
Formerly an Air Force base, Lowry has been transformed into a model New Urbanist community of diverse and vibrant traditional-style neighborhoods each offering a distinctive flare. A dazzling array of residences includes single family, luxury customs, townhomes, patio homes, condominiums, apartments, and a retirement community.
The mixed-use Town Center District artfully blends traditional and contemporary designs, while in the West Neighborhood, historic housing has been skillfully renovated and seamlessly integrated with new construction. Lowry’s new public library is located in West.
Traversed by trails, green space, broad boulevards, and parkways where pedestrians reign supreme beckoned by inviting public spaces, Lowry boasts nearly 800 acres of parks and recreational areas, thirty-five percent of which are devoted to native plants and grasses.
Imaginatively conceived public plaza’s include the Reading Garden, a collection of enclaves amidst green space where people can gather in relative quiet, and a town commons named Powerhouse Pedestrian Plaza.
Among the many parks are Bayaud, featuring walkways, public art, and open space; Big Bear Ice Arena; and Crescent Park, which boasts Front Range views, picnic facilities, and play lots.
In keeping with tradition, Lowry is a self-contained town replete with grocers, convenience stores, retail shops, boutiques, restaurants, coffee bars, service outlets, and healthful fast food eateries such as Qdoba Mexican Grill and Fergie’s Frozen Custard.
Fitness and recreation are key elements of the active Lowery lifestyle. The Lowry Swim Club occupies the former officer’s club, while 24-Hour Fitness is a full featured athletic facility.
Jackie Robinson Little League Park is modeled after Coors Field and Mira Vista Golf hosts both 18-hole and 9-hole courses. Meanwhile, sports fields include the Soccer Fields Sports Complex.
More than 7000 people are employed here at myriad businesses, organizations, and health care firms and providers. Lowry’s 13 schools include a community college and Denver Free University.
In 1858, gold seekers bound for the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte crossed the Lowry area along the Smoky Hill Trail past encampments of Arapahoe Indians and buffalo wallows.
The first of several visionaries who helped shape Lowery, Bishop John F. Spalding erected Jarvis Hall as the cornerstone of his Christian Military Academy. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, the chapel for what was called Colorado’s finest military school by some, still stands today.
Lawrence Phipps’s lavish facility for the treatment of tuberculosis, established in the early 1900s, came to be considered one of the best medical centers in the nation, before newer, more modern facilities forced its closure in 1932.
Subsequently, The Army Air Corps established a base for training in aerial photography on the eve of World War II. By War’s end, 41,000 students had graduated from Lowry Air Corps Technical School.
Lowry remained key training and educational facility through the Cold War years until its closure in 1988, but its legacy as a center for learning, culture, and healthful outdoor living continues to this day.
Proud recipient of the Governor’s Award for Smart Growth, Lowry is considered a model community for urban-infill projects across the country.