Located on the boundary between Denver’s historic Highlands and Lower Highland neighborhoods is a new infill project that will (almost) complete the redevelopment of the west side of Zuni between Argyle Place and West 32nd Avenue. The project is called Zuni Corners, and features seven townhomes—each designed so that it feels like a corner unit—situated at the corner of Argyle Place and Zuni Street. Here’s a GoogleEarth image where I’ve outlined the project site:
Lower Highland vs. Highlands? Well, if you recall my post from 2008, you’ll know that the original Town of Highland extended from the Platte River west to Zuni Street. It lasted only a year or so and was annexed to Denver in 1860. A few years later, the Town of Highlands, extending from Zuni Street on the east to Sheridan on the west, was incorporated. It too was eventually annexed to Denver (in 1896). Today, if a site is east of Zuni, we call it Lower Highland (formerly East Highlands) and if it is west of Zuni, we call it just Highlands. Confused? No problem. But I digress…
Here are a few project renderings from the project website. Cameron Kruger is the architect:
Here’s a site photo I took last weekend, showing construction is in full swing:
As I mentioned, this completes the redevelopment of this side of the block on Zuni. Located immediately north of Zuni Corners is 3131 Zuni, an 8-unit condo project that was recently completed, and between 3131 Zuni and Pasquini’s Pizza in the historic building at the corner is Zuni Six townhomes, which is just wrapping up construction. Here are photos of those two projects:
Together, these projects make for an impressive collection of modern housing at a scale perfectly suitable to their historic surroundings.
(June 11 edit: I made a slight modification to the aerial photo and to text in the first paragraph to reflect a correction in the project’s boundaries, thanks to two keen-eyed commenters.)