New apartment construction continues to densify the upper Ballpark district with the addition of the Walnut Flats project at 27th and Walnut.

Walnut Flats is a 169-unit apartment building planned for the half block along the northwest side of Walnut Street between 27th and 28th streets. Long-time DenverInfill readers may remember this as the site of the second phase of the Blake 27 condo project; the first phase was successfully developed on the Blake side of the block (plus part of an adjacent block) in the pre-recession era. With the economic downturn now in our past, a reconceived version of the project is back, this time as a multi-family rental project being developed by Simpson Housing. Here is a GoogleEarth image with the site outlined in yellow:

Walnut Flats is a 5-story building with 224 structured parking spaces that will likely break ground in late 2012 or early 2013. Here is a rendering of the Walnut/27th Street facades, courtesy of the project architect, KTGY.

Units will range from 612 to 1225 SF. If all goes as planned, the project should open in early 2014.