Lower Highland continues to sizzle as the Downtown area’s hot-spot for new residential development. As evidence, a new rental apartment project recently broke ground at 1736 Boulder Street, located at the corner of Boulder and Central Court, between 17th and 18th streets. Here’s a GoogleEarth view where I’ve outlined the site:

1736 Boulder is a 5-story, 73-unit building featuring a clubhouse, a rooftop deck with fireplace, and a fitness room, along with 75 vehicle parking spaces and a bike parking area. The project is being developed by Paul Books, principal of Palisade Partners, LLC. My thanks to Paul and his project architect, Craine Architecture, for this rendering:

Construction started on the site in early June. Here’s a site photo I recently took showing that site excavation is underway:

1736 Boulder is aiming for LEED-Silver certification and should be completed by Summer 2013.