17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar designated Denver's Civic Center as a National Historic Landmark (NHL) today, marking it the City and County of Denver's first NHL and one of two Civic Centers in the country to achieve this prestigious recognition, announced Historic Denver, Inc.
The "Heart of Denver" becomes a nationally recognized Civic Center
Celebrations to honor this historic moment will take place in Denver's Civic Center in 2013.
San Francisco's Civic Center is the only other location of this type currently recognized as an NHL.
And just in time for this anniversary, downtown gets word of another gift: A 16-acre park is planned to link the county and city civic centers with greenery, outdoor cafes and entertainment, housing, and a hotel.
Like the downtown civic center park, NoHo Commons is a redevelopment project designed to remake one of the less-attractive areas of the city with businesses, houses and people - lots of people converging and buying things and sitting around in cafes.