Infill Construction Photos–East of Downtown

While there may not be a lot of new projects being announced these days, we still have a number of infill projects that are under construction in the Downtown Denver area. Thanks again to Vicki for the photos, here’s a sampling of projects from the Uptown, Curtis Park-Five Points, City Park West, and Ballpark districts:

Urbans@Lawrence (26th and Lawrence):

Trellis (next door to the above Urbans project):

Traverse (25th and Champa):

2428 Champa (next door to Traverse):

Cornerstone Residences (Park Avenue and Curtis):

25th and Washington:

Chroma Townhomes (25th and Larimer):

Rocky Mountain Children’s Hospital (19th and High):

Uptown Apartments (19th and Clarkson):

Nice to see all that brick!

I know there are a few more infill projects under construction out there that I haven’t recently posted a photo of (or at all). If you’d like to contribute to DenverInfill, please email me your well-composed, higher-resolution photos or send me a link to where the photos reside on a photo-sharing account, and I’d be happy–and thankful–to post them. Please also include the project name/location too.

By | 2009-12-24T00:05:41+00:00 April 13, 2009|Categories: Ballpark, City Park West, Curtis Park-Five Points, Infill, Uptown|10 Comments


  1. pizzuti April 13, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    All this infill is great, but I have to ask: why are they building row houses that are going to look dated almost immediately?

    If I saw the Chroma Townhomes somewhere outide the context of, I'd guess they were built in 1970. The Trellis looks painfully low-budget, as if the random panelling was supposed to make up for how flat the building is.

    There's gotta be a way to update the old-style townhomes in Brooklyn or San Francisco into something that looks contemporary yet maintains some of the good features the older models offer – like a curved or contoured frontage that isn't as flast as a factory warehouse.

    I think a row house is a fine-tuned cross between a cozy neighborhood and an apartment complex. It's a practical way of increasing density for single-family units. When its lined with mature trees and porch planters, you can imagine a neighborhood that is both urban and family-oriented, kids coming home from school and a little vegetable garden filling the small backyard space.

    These other row houses look like postmodernist legoland constructions. If that's what you want your home to look like, why not just live in a 40-story condominium tower?

  2. ed April 13, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    The three to four story townhouse groupings seem to be the pretty standard fare these days, east of Downtown as well as in Highland.

    I guess they are the best way to squeeze a lot of square footage on smaller lots. Somehow, that many stairs and that little amount of yard doesn't appeal to me at $500,000.

    Regardless, I am happy to see the development, but I worry that they will not sell well and flood the market.

  3. Anonymous April 13, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    love seeing all the infill…the more we get the more our former commercial streets (welton, larimer, park) will come back to life and thrive.

    but i've gotta ask…WHAT is up with the paintjob on that first project???

  4. Anonymous April 14, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    I know there's not a bay anywhere near…
    But how hard would it be to slap bay windows on these pug fugly boxes? Give them a little character maybe? Are developers that friggin cheap in this town??

  5. Anonymous April 15, 2009 at 10:37 am

    I like the uptown brick. The five points post modern slum look may be nice if a good community forms, and park gets some charming shops.

    Why did developers start transforming five points with such a high price point. It seems more realistic to me to add middle income homes and some shops, and then bring in luxury that there would be demand for. Is five points a case of good gentrification or bad gentrification?

  6. Anonymous April 16, 2009 at 1:34 am

    I actually like Chroma compared to some of the other Curtis Park rowhome projects and I think it blends in fairly well too. However I believe they only have 1 or 2 sold and even after dropping the price over 10% Chroma is still way overpriced.

  7. Anonymous April 16, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Wow! It would be nice to see some more trees… particularly in front of the Chroma Townhomes!

  8. Anonymous April 18, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    I coudln't help but notice the fire department next to the new building on 25th and Washington.

  9. SteveDenver June 11, 2009 at 2:52 am

    A lot of these "cereal box" townhomes are leaking, suffering settling problems, and general cheap construction. I spoke with an architect in the office near mine and he said a lot of them have no vision, they're just slapped up for profit.

    I really don't understand buyers who spend $400k-$1.5 million to walk up four flights of stairs. I think most of these developments are eyesores. Resales are horrible.

    Give an "F" to the crappy Icon Townhomes at 22nd & Curtis. $650k ugliness with expensive fixtures.

  10. Andrew Klein June 11, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Any progress on Denargo Market off of Brighton? Also, what's happening with La Beleza on Brighton?

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