Just in time for Thanksgiving, let’s talk turkey. Literally. Last Friday, I was just sitting in my car at the valet station at the Landmark Condos in the heart of the Landmark Shopping Center, when a herd of wild turkeys crossed my path. At first I thought it was a flock of geese, enjoying the gorgeous fall weather. But, as they got closer, I could see that these were definitely a bird of a different feather.
According to the various staff members at the Landmark, these turkeys were born in the general parking garage of the popular residential/retail area in Greenwood Village just last year. Although they occasionally venture out to enjoy the nearby parks and the highline canal, the mother turkey and her nine poults (baby turkeys) still nest in the shelter of the cement structure, near the warmth of the bustling excitement and entertainment.
And, frankly, who can blame them? The Landmark is a unique, mixed-use community built by Everest Development in 2008. It features a fine arts movie theater, comedy/entertainment venue, a variety of restaurants & bars, boutique shopping, and luxury high-rise condo living. As a resident in either the Landmark (Tower I) or the Meridian (Tower II), you can enjoy valet car service, 24-hour concierge, Fitness/Health Spa, 2 outdoor pools, a 26-person hot tub, Golf Simulator, party rooms, theater room, wine & art storage, business center with video conferencing, room service, furnished Guest Suite access, catering & demonstration kitchen, and even grocery carry-up. This is a full-service amenity package that is unequaled in Greenwood Village. And, with convenient access to the Denver Tech Center and the light rail, the location really can’t be beat.
What’s really remarkable about the new Landmark residents is that wild turkeys were once virtually extinct in the state of Colorado. It wasn’t until the 1980’s that the Division of Wildlife launched a statewide campaign to reintroduce these birds. And thanks to their efforts, the wild turkey is thriving.
Of course, becoming Greenwood Village’s premier condo community didn’t come easily for The Landmark either. Plenty of obstacles have presented themselves, such as building delays, vacant commercial space, and, even, bankruptcy. Fortunately, the future looks bright. Under new ownership and with the bankruptcy behind them, the Landmark has no recorded liens, a huge HOA reserve account, and units are selling. In fact, you might even bump into a few local sports celebrities while you’re there – including the manager of the Colorado Avalanche and various Denver Nuggets players. New merchants, such as Chez Cirque Dueling Pianos and Zinga Frozen Yogurt, keep drawing in more and more traffic – the garage never been so crowded… Just make sure to watch out for the turkeys!
So, the only question remaining is will these wild turkeys survive Thanksgiving on Thursday? Residents of the Landmark can get “delivery”. We can only wonder if one of those birds might be delivered, suitably dressed for the elegant Landmark.
Take a look at my listing of a 2 bedroom condo with mountain views at the original Landmark Tower One!