Taxi deserves quite an introduction. Developed by Zepplin and Co. beginning with the opening of Mickie's office in 2001, Taxi has grown to six buildings totalling 210,000 square feet of commercial and office space, 44 residential units, plus an exercise facility, pool, garden and movie area. With completion of all phases through the 20 acre community Taxi will be more than 800,000 square feet of mixed-use space. Taxi is known for it's inspiring architectural designs and integration of new and used material. Zeppelin incorporated the old Yellow Cab Depot with modern structures, reused tempered hockey glass panels from the Pepsi Center, turned old bowling lanes into furniture and work stations and the old conveyor belts of the old freight terminal are even used as fencing. Amenities include bike sharing, pool, reserved parking, guest parking, organic community garden and an outdoor cinema.
Currently, the three buildings are home to over 80 businesses and the renowned Fuel Cafe' which opened in 2008 and has since expanded it's patio and seating availability. Taxi is a site to be seen and has been awarded the American Institute of Architects Design Honor Award in 2008 and nominated for an international Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence. Seated on boundary lines of the River North Arts District, the Taxi Community is located just off the Platte River, between Park Avenue West and Brighton Blvd., both offering easy access to I-25 and I-70. The bike path is easily accessible to take you where your heart desires. Taxi sits off the beaten path where there are no traffic lights and few stop signs meaning heavy traffic sticks to the main thoroughfares and noise is at a minimum. Taxi is just a bike ride from downtown and offers mostly green living in an urban area. Taxi is a community to be visited. Take advantage of the free movies, the delicious food, the excellent businesses on-site and is an architectural masterpiece. Zeppelin Development knows how to re-use and innovate and this development says it all. take the time to visit and you will see why so many Denverites know what Taxi is and understand its value and visual impression on the area of RiNo.