DENVER (KKTV) - A major complex under construction will be named after the Colorado Rockies late president, Keli McGregor.
McGregor passed away unexpectedly on April 20, 2010 at the age of 48. He is survived by his wife, Lori, and their four children, Jordan, Taylor, Landri and Logan, all of whom were present at the Official Naming Ceremony held at the ballpark Thursday afternoon.
Slated to open on Jan. 1, 2021, McGregor Square will be about 655,000 square feet of residential and commercial space. Three separate buildings will surround a 29,000 square foot open content plaza, with the buildings housing 112 private residences, a 176-room hotel, restaurants, retail stores, commercial office space and multiple entertainment spaces.
Owner and CEO Dick Monfort for the Rockies announced on Wednesday the West Lot project would be named in honor of McGregor.
“I was so humbled when Dick brought up the name and asked how I felt about it,” said Lori McGregor. “To choose to put Keli’s name on a project like this—right next to Coors Field and a place that my kids, grandkids and future generations will be able to enjoy—Dick and the Rockies organization have created a place that, with each visit, we can pay tribute to Keli for years to come. This is such a special honor for our entire family.”
“We were honored and privileged to be a part of today’s naming ceremony for McGregor Square, alongside the Colorado Rockies,” said John Yonushewski, Stantec’s senior principal in charge of project architecture and design. “Our goal from the beginning has been to create Denver’s ‘next great place,’ design a year-round community gathering space, and enhance the gameday experience for fans and visitors alike. We look forward to seeing that vision materialize for future generations to enjoy.”